Clogged or Slow Drains
Got a Clogged or Slow Drain? Call Thousand Oaks Plumbing!
A clogged, sluggish or slow drain (link to services/drain repair page) is one of the most common household plumbing problems. Most commonly found in bathroom sinks, showers and tubs, it can also happen in the kitchen. Soap, debris and other products can slowly collect in drain pipes. Over time, the build-up reduces the size of the pipe and limits the flow of water.
Whether your problem is in a specific drain, such as a shower or kitchen sink, or in the main line, we have the expertise and equipment needed to get things flowing again.
In bathroom sinks and drains, hair can bind with soap and other sticky substances to form blockages.
The fat or grease in soap combines with minerals in water creates a residue that can limit water flow.
Over time, dirt and debris builds up in pipes and can cause problems.
Grease, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable skins, celery and even eggshells can coat pipes or create blockages.
Minerals in hard water can build up over time and create masses that block drains. Drains and pipes require regular descaling and cleaning to prevent problems.
Jewelry, bobby pins, hair ties and even small toys can find their way into your plumbing system, creating blockages.
Large amounts of toilet paper, toilet wipes or baby wipes can clog drains and back up toilets.
Once inside your pipes, tree roots can obstruct water flow and cause significant damage.
Do I Need a Plumber?
If you are handy, you might be able to repair simple problems like a loose screw or damaged washer. But there are many different types of faucets and each one operates different and requires unique parts. The best way to get your leaking or dripping faucet (link to general services page) fixed is to enlist the help of a professional plumber.