Kelowna Drain Snaking Services
A clogged drain is one of the most common plumbing issues faced by Kelowna homeowners. Whether it’s hair buildup, grease, soap scum, or a foreign object blocking your pipes, there are so many ways your drain can be clogged. And if the clog becomes large enough, it can potentially damage your plumbing system, cause your pipe to crack or burst and result in costly repairs.
While most of these clogs can be removed easily, sometimes, when the clog has become too large or has travelled deep within your pipes, a more aggressive tactic like drain snaking performed by one of our professional plumbers becomes necessary.
At My Plumber Kelowna, our licensed, professional plumbers have extensive experience using drain snaking tools and have the expertise to remove large, stubborn clogs you can’t reach on your own. Keep reading to learn more about the drain snaking services we offer.
When Do You Need Your Drain Snaked?
The number one reason you would need to have your drain snaked is to eliminate a stubborn clog that you are unable to remove on your own.
Drain clogs are a common issue in Kelowna homes and typically occur when a foreign object becomes trapped or any of the following substances accumulate in the drain over time:
- Food waste
- Soap and other bathroom products
- Fats and oil
How Do I Know If My Drain Is Clogged And I Need A Professional Plumber?
The most obvious sign of a clogged drain is when water pools up in your sink or shower because the clog is preventing it from passing through the drain.
Some other common signs of a clogged drain include:
- Unusual, foul smells in your sink or shower
- Strange, unfamiliar noises coming from your sink or shower
- Your water bills have suddenly increased
- Water is backing up into your sink or shower
If you are experiencing any of the above, we highly recommend having your drain professionally cleared using a drain snake by one of our professionals at My Plumber Kelowna.
Even if you don’t have an obvious clog, having your drain periodically cleared by a plumber is a great preventative measure. Drain snaking can help to prevent debris build-up from accumulating and forming a large clog that may end up becoming more difficult and expensive to remove and lead to complications like:
- A burst pipe
- Cracks in your pipes resulting in a leak
- Sewer backup
- Exposure to harmful bacteria
- And more
Drain Snaking, Explained
Drain snaking is one of the most common drain clearing plumbing techniques performed by a professional plumber. It is designed to remove large, hard-to-reach clogs and blockages from pipes and drains that are caused by hair, grease, foreign objects, and more.
Drain snaking involves inserting a long, flexible, coiled metal wire called a drain snake or auger into the clogged pipe or drain.
There are two different types of drain snakes that a plumber will use depending on the severity of the clog – manual and motorized.
Manual Drain Snaking
A manual drain has a corkscrew-shaped hook that is placed inside a drain and is manually roasted by a plumber until the clog has been dislodged. Manual drain snakes will typically be used when the homeowner has a smaller, easy-to-remove clog that is located less than 10 ft deep into the drain.
Motorized Drain Snaking
Motorized drain snakes may be used if the clog lives deep within a homeowner’s pipes and a manual snake is not long enough to reach it. For context, a motorized snake can reach clogs as deep as 150 feet in the plumbing system. As the name suggests, this type of plumbing tool has a motor and continuously rotates in order to remove these large, more stubborn clogs.
If you have tried to unclog your drain but none of your methods have been successful, you may need a plumber to come take a look and try snaking the drain.
Here are some of the main benefits of this technique compared to other drain clearing methods:
- It helps remove clogs quickly with little to no damage to your plumbing system
- It’s non-invasive and doesn’t require extensive digging or pipe removal
- Drain snaking is powerful enough to clear all types of clogs, including hair, grease, soap scum, and even tree roots
Why Choose My Plumber Kelowna
At My Plumber Kelowna, our team of plumbers is licensed, trained, and highly experienced in all areas of plumbing and can help clear the most stubborn, difficult-to-reach clogs along with any other residential plumbing issues you might be experiencing. We also provide 24/7 emergency service, so anytime you call My Plumber Kelowna, we can guarantee that you will be connected to live help. Whether it's two in the afternoon or 2:00 a.m., we will dispatch an experienced technician to your property for emergency repairs at no extra cost.
If you live in Kelowna or nearby areas and have a clogged drain that you need a plumber to take a look at, you can contact My Plumber Kelowna by filling out this form or calling our team at 250-601-0000.
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