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Slow Drains? Get in the Fast Lane!

Slow Drains? Get in the Fast Lane! - Western Heating and Air

There’s nothing like a slow drain to throw a speed bump into your daily routine. The culprits often include blockages from hair, grease, soap, or other debris accumulating over time, creating a slow-motion traffic jam in your pipes. However, you don’t have to idle by as these issues persist. Western Heating, Air, and Plumbing in Orem, Utah, is here to put the pedal to the metal and address these issues head-on.

Slow Drain Solutions

Kickstart your plumbing with a weekly routine: run hot (not boiling) water down the drain to help dissolve and dislodge minor buildups. This simple practice is like a regular maintenance check for your vehicle – preventative and effective.

Monthly, add a little fuel to the fire using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, followed by hot water. This potent combination can help to turbocharge your drains and keep them clear of blockages.

Consider using a plumber’s snake or hand auger for more stubborn clogs that seem stuck in the slow lane. These tools can help dislodge any blockages causing congestion in your plumbing system.

Slow Drain No-No’s

While there’s plenty you can do to take the lead on slow drains, there are a few things to avoid. Firstly, rely on something other than chemical drain cleaners as your go-to pit crew. Overuse or improper use of these products can corrode your pipes, leading to expensive repairs down the road.

Secondly, don’t let the problem continue to idle. Slow drains might seem like a minor issue, but if ignored, they can lead to a full-blown clog or even a backed-up sewer line. That’s like going from a minor traffic delay to a complete highway shutdown.

Lastly, don’t force the issue if your DIY methods aren’t resolving the problem. Excessive force with a plunger or auger can damage your pipes. If your slow drain persists, it’s time to pass the baton to the professional pit crew at Western Heating, Air, and Plumbing in Orem, Utah. Our skilled team has the knowledge, tools, and experience to handle your plumbing issues effectively and efficiently.

Slow drains don’t have to slow you down. With these tips and techniques, you can stay in the fast lane of home maintenance. And remember, when the problem looks too big to handle, Western Heating, Air, and Plumbing is ready to step in, helping you navigate the road to a smooth-running plumbing system. We offer a range of services, from routine maintenance to full drain replacements.

Put the pedal to the metal, and don’t let slow drains disrupt your pace. Call Western at (801) 224-8899 or visit westernheatingair.com to schedule your plumbing or HVAC appointment today!

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