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Why is the kitchen sink draining so slowly? - Quality 1st Plumbing and Drains
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When the kitchen sink takes its sweet time to drain, fixing it seems like the most important issue at hand. Something to remember though, as you reach for the phone to call the plumber, is that whatever is clogging the kitchen sink can very well be a problem for other plumbing. Quality 1st Plumbing & Drains provides expert drain-cleaning services for Paso Robles and nearby communities that leave you with trouble-free plumbing when the job is done.

When the kitchen sink is sluggish, the chances are that other drains may be slowing down as well. What makes drains sluggish? There are many reasons for slow-draining sinks, tubs, showers, and even washers.

What causes slow drains?

Slow drains are caused by building up in the plumbing pipes, and that build-up can be anywhere from just below the drain to deep in the plumbing system.

  • Built-up grease and food particles are common causes of slow-draining kitchen sinks.
  • Hair, combined with soap residue can cause slow draining bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • Minerals in the water.
  • Too much toilet paper and flushing the wrong things can cause toilets to not flush correctly or back up.
  • Washers can stop draining properly because there is a clog in the pipes from another household problem or a mechanical problem with the washer.
  • Any drain can slow down or back up due to a problem anywhere in the plumbing system, including root invasion, and damaged or broken pipes.

Clearing a clog is one thing. In most cases, the closer the clog is to the drain, the easier it is to clear. But, where there is one clog, there may be other, deeper problems developing. Slow drains caused by grease and food residue or hair and soap residue have been building up for a long time. Every time the sink is used, or someone washes their hair in the shower, those deposits flow through the drain and into the pipes. As enough material washes down the drain, it begins to build up at various points in the pipes. This means that a slow-draining kitchen sink due to grease and food particles, probably has more material contributing to clogs-in-waiting farther down the pipes.

What’s the best way to clear a clogged drain?

Plunging and drain-clearing products might work for a while, but they are not a permanent or long-term solution. Quality 1st uses state-of-the-art technological solutions to make sure that clogs are permanently removed everywhere in the plumbing system.

Cleaning drains in Paso Robles and nearby communities since 2003, Quality 1st has proved to be a successful and affordable solution to fixing slow and clogged drains. The team uses camera inspections and hydro jetting to find and clean drains and pipes throughout the plumbing system.

  • The camera, sometimes called a sewer camera, is a special camera installed on the end of a long tube that is fed through the plumbing system. As it travels, it sends video images back to the plumber, who uses those images to locate clogs anywhere in the system. The camera also finds broken and cracked pipes so they can be repaired or replaced.
  • Hydro jetting is a system of sending high volumes of water through the drain pipes to permanently blow away any clogs, including tree roots. The jets of water clean the pipes, removing clogs and any residue that has built up, eliminating the potential for future clogs. 

Do camera inspections and hydro jetting permanently stop clogs?

The combined use of the camera to inspect the plumbing system and identify problems then clearing the clogs with hydro jetting can be a very long-term solution, depending on the homeowner’s diligence. Following the Quality 1st plumber’s expert recommendations for keeping drains clear contributes to a permanent solution.

How much does it cost to clean a drain?

Drain cleaning and other plumbing services are an investment in your family’s health and the value of your home or business.

Quality 1st provides free estimates and consultations and gives you upfront pricing on the job, so there are no surprises. The company also offers financing and you can prequalify online.

Work with the experts

Along with cleaning drains, Paso Robles’ Quality 1st Plumbing & Drains is a full-service plumbing company providing:

  • Drain inspections and cleaning.
  • Pipe repairs and repiping.
  • Leak detection and repair.
  • Toilet and urinal repair or replacement.
  • Water valve repairs or installation.
  • Reverse osmosis water systems.
  • Water softeners.
  • Tankless water heaters.
  • New construction.
  • Upfront pricing.

Rely on Quality 1st for professional and expert solutions to residential and commercial plumbing problems. The team has been serving communities in San Luis Obispo County to five-star reviews since 2003.

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