Clogged Drain Services From Henco Plumbing Vancouver WA

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Don’t Let Clogged Drains Create Serious Damage

We continue to see severe damage to plumbing sewer systems as a result of clogged drain pipes. Often, that clogged drain in your bathtub or kitchen sink is due to a clog in your drain pipes that cannot be removed with residential drain cleaner. There are a number of reasons for this including soap buildup in showers, bathtub, and laundry drains. As the soap is carried through the drain, it can build up on the walls of the sewer pipes. Although the build up can be gradual, water can back up quickly once the drain pipe becomes sufficiently reduced by buildup. Grease is another major issue with pipe clogs. Grease will adhere to hair and other objects forming large clumping of material that can block the drain flow.

If you’ve tried drain cleaners and other types of remedies for clogged drains and it just isn’t working, now is the time to contact Henco Plumbing Services. We are a full service plumbing contractor and we deal with clogged drains every day. We have the equipment to scope your sewer lines so we can find the problem and fix it. We’ve been in business for many years and all our plumbers are journeyman certified. We will respond rapidly when you call us at 360-773-8039 and we’ll give you an accurate estimate for any necessary repairs. We provide a 100% Workmanship guarantee for all our projects, too. We are also offering a 10% Discount for all major plumbing pipe replacement, also known as a repipe, should your plumbing pipes require this service.

Although most home owners will use drain cleaners from the grocery store, here’s information from Rogerensor Plumbing that warns about the negative effects of using those household drain cleaners.


Clogged drains are a common household nuisance that almost everyone has to deal with. Food, hair, paper, and other materials commonly build up in kitchen and bathroom drains over time, eventually obstructing the plumbing almost completely. For most Maryland homeowners, the natural response to a clogged drain is to deal with it themselves, using store-bought drain cleaner. Although this is a popular method, it’s not always the best choice. It’s often safer and more effective to go ahead and hire an expert. The drain cleaners you buy at the store are dangerous, corrosive substances that aren’t exactly safe to use or keep around the house. They also may not fix the problem entirely, meaning your drain will quickly clog back up again. Calling a plumber will get you better results that last longer, as well as removing potential health risks that could threaten your safety.

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Need more information about the cause of clogged drains? There are a surprisingly large number of items that can accumulate in drains resulting in damaged pipes and backed up drains. This information from Direct Energy has tips on causes and remedies for clogged drains.

Causes Of Clogged Drains

Common Causes & and Possible Fixes For Clogged Drains

One of the things parents dread hearing your child say: “The water’s not going down the drain!” You are totally repulsed. It’s going to be wet, and slimy, and probably smell bad, and, ugh, that’s not fun.

Clogged drains are just part of the joy of indoor plumbing. The good news is that you can troubleshoot the issues and prevent them from happening again, including chronic problems. But to get there, we’ll need to get into what causes drain clogs in the first place.

Most bathroom drain clogs result when dirt, skin flakes, and especially hair binds to soap scum on the walls of drain pipes. Over time, this gunk accumulates and reduces water flow.
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Want to try a bit of Drain Unclogging DIY stye? This video might be helpful.

Video: How To Easily Unclog A Drain

If your attempts to fix a clogged drain aren’t working, it’s time to call a professional plumber, like Henco Plumbing Services Vancouver WA. We have years of experience, licensed journeymen plumbers on staff, and the equipment necessary to unclog sewer lines. The following information from How Stuff Works might be helpful in preventing and dealing with clogged drains.

Do you need to hire a plumber to unclog your drain?

The best way to deal with a blocked drain is to not let it happen in the first place. Regularly flushing your drains with boiling water or with a mixture of baking soda, cream of tartar and salt can help keep you drains clear. Nonetheless, at some point, it’s likely that blockages will find their way into your drains and in most cases, you should be able to remedy the problem yourself, without needing to turn to (and pay for) a professional.

Some clogs can be fixed by pouring baking soda down the drain, followed by vinegar, and letting the mixture sit for a few hours before flushing. Buildup of grease can be removed using baking soda and salt, followed by boiling water. You can use a plunger to take care of some blockages. Cover the overflow openings (if any) with a damp cloth and fill the basin with enough water to cover the bulb of the plunger. Push the handle up and down a number of times, and jerk the plunger up.

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Remember, call Henco Plumbing at 360-773-8039 for clogged drain services. We’re fast, friendly, affordable, and highly rated, too.

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