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Drains can easily get clogged. There are many services that plumbers offer to fix it. However, homeowners need clarification about two main concepts: drain cleaning and draining clearing. To eliminate this confusion, we gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will see signs of a clogged drain, the difference between drain cleaning and drain clearing a blocked drain, and how New Era Plumbing & Septic can help.


Signs Of A Clogged Drain

There are so many signs that show you may have a clogged drain. Let’s go over some of them in this section.

  • Water doesn’t drain properly through your sinks, tubs, and shower drains
  • If you flush the toilet and you can see or hear a gurgling, this can be a good indicator of a clogged drain
  • There is bad odor near the areas of drains in your house
  • Lastly, water puddles near the drains can also indicate clogged drains.

What Is The Difference Between Cleaning & Clearing A Blocked Drain?

Drain Cleaning: Drain cleaning is a common service most homeowners know about. This process involves a deeper drain cleaning using a new method called hydro-jetting. This method can allow you to unclog any drains and prevent future blockages for so long. Hydro-jetting uses highly pressurized water through the pipes, which only use a nozzle and a hose. The high-pressurized water can clear through any objects stuck in the pipeline. This is a suitable long-term solution if you would like to prevent the common occurrence of a blocked drain. To get more information about clogged drain line repair, call New Era Plumbing & Septic today.

Drain Clearing: If you have a clogged drain, a short-term solution is to clear it. So, the main difference between drain cleaning and clearing is that one has a short-term effect while the other has a long-term effect. You can clear the drains with a plumber’s snake or auger. Be mindful, as many people think they can use the chemicals used for clearing your drains. This isn’t a good option as it can harm the pipes in your drains, cause the chemicals to combine with the soil, and harm the environment. If you can, try using the baking soda and vinegar solution, which has the same effect. Pour one cup of baking soda on the clogged drain and pour down a cup of vinegar right after. Wait a couple of minutes. After waiting, pour boiling water down the drain and wait a few more minutes. Check to see if you have the same problem. Repeat the process if needed. Contact us today if you would like to get more directions or learn more about the different drain clearing methods.

New Era Plumbing & Septic

At New Era Plumbing & Septic, we are here for you. With our dedicated plumbers, exceptional customer service, and affordable price plans, clogged drain line repair has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services, or get estimates for your next plumbing service.


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