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Clogged Drain

How does a plumbing drain work?

A sink drains is made up of multiple components. Kitchen sinks have a strainer situated in the sink hole and sealed to the sink with a band of plumber’s putty. Beneath the sink, the strainer body attaches to the tailpiece. If there is a garbage disposal, it will fit directly to a specially designed strainer body. Most bathroom sinks do not have a strainer, but have pop-up stoppers.

A rubber gasket, metal washer, and locknut or retainer secures the drain body to the sink from underneath. A straight tailpiece attaches to the strainer body. The tailpiece, the drain trap, and a threaded nipple at a tee in the drainpipe are connected by a slip-joint coupling. Waste water exits through the trap and down the vented drainpipe to the main stack. The main stack then carries the waste water away from the property.

Why is it important to unclog drains?

A clogged drain can be very frustrating. It's not only important to get your clogged drain flowing again for your sanity, but it helps ensure that you don't have issues with backed up dirty water and damaged pipes.

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How much do plumbing repairs cost?

The cost to unclog a drain will depend on how easy it is to solve the problem. It will be a lot less expensive if we are able to snake the drain, but on rare occasions we have to remove sections of the plumbing system to get to the root of the clog, which can increase the cost of the visit.

What do you do if you think there is a problem?

You can try plunging the drain or using a store bought drain clearer to get it unclogged. If that doesn't work or if you don't want to mess around with trying to fix the clogged drain on your own, you can call Gerard Plumbing and Heating to unclog your drain quickly.

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