Tyler Drain Cleaning
Clogged Drain? Call Now for Expert Service!
A clogged drain is disruptive and frustrating. When the problem is limited to a single drain, the pipe is probably clogged with an object or a buildup of hair or other debris. Rudd Plumbing offers many plumbing services including professional drain cleaning in Tyler, Longview, and surrounding areas. Our plumbers use state-of-the-art technology to clear any drain clog safely and efficiently.
Why trust your drain cleaning service to Rudd Plumbing?
- We're a trusted local company that has been in business since 1920
- We're backed by numerous five-star reviews from our many happy customers
- Our technicians are courteous, highly-trained experts with the right knowledge and tools for any job
- Your complete satisfaction is our top priority!
If you notice the drain getting slow, it is best to have a professional handle the job. Ignoring the problem will only result in a larger clog and possibly damage to the drain. Regular drain cleaning can help eliminate build-up from the pipe and keep everything running smoothly.
Rudd Plumbing is equipped to clear all types of drains, including:
Sewer Jetting Services in Tyler, TX
At Rudd Plumbing, our plumbers are equipped with the BulldogTM Sewer Jetter for powerful and effective drain cleaning, even in tight spaces. This machine is able to access much smaller lines than standard jetters. The innovative features of the Bulldog jetter make it effective for clearing lines as small as 2”, which allows our Tyler drain cleaning plumbers to clear any type of clog from any pipe.
Give us a call at (903) 290-0851 for a lasting solution for clogged drains, or click below to get in touch with us online!
What Are some Common Causes of Clogged Drains?
Drain clogs happen over time as grease, food particles, hair, soap scum, trash and other debris build up in the drain. Drain backups can often be avoided with a little preventative care, but many times there are factors outside of our direct control that can cause problems. One of the biggest culprits is tree root intrusion into sewer lines. In their search for water, tree roots may break through the walls of a section of compromised sewer pipe and begin growing inside the line.
What Can I Do to Maintain My Drains?
You can help keep your kitchen sink drains clear by running hot (but not boiling!) water in the sink after each use and being careful about what you put down the drain. Avoid putting things like coffee grounds, cooking grease, fibrous vegetables, egg shells, chicken bones, and similar items into your kitchen sink to prevent backups. In bathrooms, keeping hair out of your tub or shower drain is as simple as adding an inexpensive hair catcher over your drain. Toilet backups can also be prevented by remembering never to flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper—any other kind of trash, including those so-called “flushable” wipes, can quickly lead to a backup.
Are Chemical Drain Cleaners OK to Use?
People try a variety of methods to clear clogs on their own, and one of the most popular DIY methods is to use chemical drain cleaners from the hardware store. But be warned: these harsh commercial products are often ineffective at best and and may actually damage your plumbing pipes at worst. These products are highly corrosive, making them hazardous to work with and unsafe for the environment. Plus, they only address the symptom of the problem rather than its cause, which means there's a high likelihood that your clogged drain will return. It's always better to leave this job to a professional for best results.
Why Do My Drains Keep Clogging?
If it seems like your drains are constantly clogging no matter how well you try and take care of them, this may indicate a larger problem with your sewer system. Sewer lines that are clogged or damaged will impede the flow of wastewater from your home, so until you have your sewer lines cleaned or repaired, your drain problems will keep coming back no matter how many times you have them cleaned. If you are experiencing frequent clogged drains or backups in multiple drains throughout your home, give us a call ASAP to schedule a sewer pipe inspection.
“Within an hour after contacting Rudd Plumbing in Tyler and describing our needs, Stephen and Jake appeared, assessed our needs, assembled the required materials, and began work to solve our problems.”- Don and Virginia
“So glad we called Rudd Plumbing!”- Terri Thigpen
“His troubleshooting of my system was quick, evaluation & corrective options were good! I was totally impressed with the young man.”- John S. Edgin
Poorly cared-for drains are the root cause of many common plumbing problems homeowners face. These issues take the form of bad smells, hovering flies, slow-draining bathtubs and showers, jammed garbage disposals, and more. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to keep your home’s drains healthy.
1. ADD DRAIN GUARDS TO YOUR KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS.
Drain guards are like your drainage system’s first line of defense against potential clogs. In the kitchen, they prevent large scraps of food from entering your pipes. For your bathrooms, it’s important to get drain guards that will be effective at stopping hair, which tends to tangle with itself and other substances and cause blockages. To get the most bang for your buck, stick with drain guards made of durable materials like stainless steel, metallic mesh, or silicone.
2. USE LIQUID SOAP RATHER THAN BAR SOAP.
Wait a minute--soap can cause clogs? That’s right. Bar soap is infamous for forming stubborn soap scum on shower and tub walls, and that same scum will coat the inside of your pipes. If it’s allowed to build up and combine with other clog-causers, you could wind up with a nasty blockage.
3. ONLY FEED YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL SMALL, MANAGEABLE FOOD SCRAPS.
Don’t be fooled by its name: your garbage disposal unit is not a garbage can. To keep it from jamming, clogging, or breaking, never “feed” it any of the following items:
- Starchy vegetables (like potatoes)
- Stringy or fibrous vegetables (like celery)
- Vegetable or fruit skins or peels
- Bone, fat, or gristle
- Shellfish shells
- Seeds, nuts, or pits
- Coffee grounds
- Food that expands (like rice)
4. NEVER POUR OIL, GREASE, OR FAT DOWN YOUR DRAINS.
Even though it might seem convenient to pour these substances down the drain while you wash dishes, it’s better to dispose of them directly into the garbage. Fats, oils, and grease cool down as they travel through your plumbing, and they tend to solidify and coat your pipes’ walls before making it out.
One way to dispose of grease easily is to pour it into a foil-lined bowl and wait for it to harden. Once the grease solidifies, you can roll up the foil and toss it in the trash. You can also keep oils and fats in mason jars or empty milk cartons until you’re ready to dispose of them.
5. RUN HOT WATER DOWN YOUR KITCHEN DRAIN TO HELP REMOVE GREASE.
Even if you do your best to avoid putting any grease down your drains, some will still end up finding its way into your home’s plumbing when you wash the dishes. You can help grease move along through your pipes by using hot while washing dishes and by running additional hot water down your kitchen drain for about 30 seconds afterward.
STUCK WITH A STUBBORN CLOG?
Rudd Plumbing offers professional drain cleaning in Tyler and surrounding areas. Whether you need cabling or top-of-the-line sewer jetting services, our plumbers have the knowledge and equipment to provide you with a long-term solution for clogged drains.