Drain cleaning can be an easy DIY project, but often it’s better left to a professional. Thankfully, our technicians at Brutus and Tyrian Services are ready and equipped to give you long-term drain cleaning solutions!

Cleaning In A Pinch

Drains and clogs are stubborn everyday problems that can be dealt with without calling a professional. They’re easy enough to clean and maintain, but should be watched closely as possible warning signs that will need professional cleaning. Here are some tips to keep your drains happy and healthy:

    • Grease: Avoid disposing of grease or other harmful items in the kitchen sink. Pour grease into a container and dispose of it in the trash.
    • Water: Sometimes, all it takes is some hot water. Regularly run hot water through your drains after each use to clear away any scum or build-up.
    • Disinfecting: Change out harmful chemicals for baking soda and white vinegar. Whether it’s clearing clogs or disinfecting faucets in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room, a half cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar will keep your pipes fresh.
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Calling a Professional

Ideally, your drains should be cleaned and checked on a monthly basis with a professional plumbing inspection yearly to guarantee the health of your system and avoid any messy surprises.

If you’re experiencing frequent clogs, it could be a warning sign to worse problems to come. Slow draining and bad smells means it’s time to call Brutus and Tyrian Services as you may have a sewer line blockage or a bad clog in your system.

Frequent culprits include tree and plant roots puncturing pipes and creating blockages, sagging pipes collecting waste that need to be cleared and reinforced, frequent use of chemical cleaners eroding away pipes, or grease that has been poured down the drain and is blocking your pipes.