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    Common Reasons Your Drain Pipe Might Be Clogged

    A drain pipe can become clogged for a number of reasons. Some common causes of clogged drain pipes include:

    • Foreign objects: Things like hair, food, and small toys can get stuck in the drain and cause a blockage.
    • Grease and oil: Grease and oil can build up in the drain over time, forming a thick, gooey substance that can clog the pipe.
    • Tree roots: Tree roots can grow into the drain and block the flow of water. This is more common in older pipes that are made of clay or other porous materials. Tree roots often grow into sewer drain pipes.
    • Mineral deposits: Hard water can leave mineral deposits in the drain, which can build up and cause a blockage.

    Clogged drain pipes can cause water to back up and overflow, leading to water damage and other problems. It is important to address a clogged drain as soon as possible to avoid further damage. A professional plumber can diagnose and fix a clogged drain using specialized tools and techniques.

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    How We Unclog Your Drains

    Our team of drain technicians will typically follow these steps to unclog a drain:

    • Diagnosis: The first step is to diagnose the problem and determine the cause of the clog. The plumber will inspect the drain and run tests to identify any blockages or other issues. We typically use a drain camera or plumbing camera to locate the exact location and cause of your drain clog.
    • Tools: The plumber will gather the necessary tools for the job, which may include a plunger, a snake, a hydro jet, or other specialized tools.
    • Removal: The plumber will use the appropriate tool to remove the clog from the drain. This may involve using a plunger to loosen the blockage, or using a snake to break up the clog and pull it out.
    • Cleanup: After the clog has been removed, the plumber will clean up any debris and flush the drain to ensure that it is clear.
    • Inspection: The plumber will inspect the drain to ensure that it is functioning properly and that there are no other issues that need to be addressed.

    The entire process of unclogging a drain typically takes a few hours, depending on the severity of the clog and the complexity of the plumbing system. It is recommended to hire a professional plumber to ensure that the clog is removed properly and that the drain is functioning correctly. We are drain cleaning experts in San Ramon and the surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule a drain service.