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Milwaukee Drain Cleaning 

Drain Clearing Experts Serving Shorewood, West Allis, Wauwatosa & Surrounding Areas

Properly functioning drains are necessary for the health and safety of any home. When homeowners are worried about their drains and wondering why they are clogged, they know they can trust Knight Plumbing, Inc. for answers. With over 20 years of experience, our Milwaukee drain cleaning team has the knowledge and skills to properly diagnose and correct drain blockages of all types and sizes. Our fully trained and licensed techs show up on time and ensure the job is completed quickly and correctly.   

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Signs of a Drain Clog 

When a drain becomes clogged, it’s important to seek a solution right away. Not only is dealing with slow-draining fixtures a nuisance, but it can also eventually lead to bigger problems if not dealt with promptly. That's why it's imperative you keep an eye out for any signs of a clog. And the best way to know if a drain is clogged is by identifying any unusual occurrences in your toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs.

The Warning Signs of a Blocked Drain Include:

  • Slow draining in sinks, tubs, or showers
  • Water backing up into the sink when a toilet is flushed
  • Excessive gurgling in the pipes 
  • Bad odors coming from the drains
  • Bubbling in the toilet
  • Unusual sounds in the drainpipes 

Call (414) 420-0625 or contact us online for reliable drain cleaning in Milwaukee. 

Tips for Avoiding a Clogged Drain

Many homeowners know the frustration caused by clogs. When your sink becomes clogged, water won't drain properly, making handwashing, cooking, cleaning, and other daily tasks impossible. While some try to resolve a clogged drain with a plunger or harsh chemicals, this could potentially lead to further issues or only partial removal of the clog. Therefore, the best thing to do is prevent clogs from forming in the first place. 

Do Not Pour Cooking Grease Down the Drain

Although it is a liquid when hot, cooking grease is composed of fat. This means that when the grease cools, the fat solidifies into a hard, waxy substance. If poured down the sink, the grease will cling to the drainpipe walls, cooling into a wax-like film, catching other food waste particles, which will slowly lead to a blockage forming. 

Other Ways to Get Rid of Cooking Grease:

  • Let it harden in the pan and scrape it into the trash
  • Save it in a container for use in other recipes
  • Repurpose the grease into bird food, dog treats, fuel, and even candles
  • Compost vegetable-based grease (in small quantities) - never compost animal fat grease, as it will encourage bacteria growth and attract vermin.

In the event that cooking grease does go down the kitchen sink, be sure to flush the drain thoroughly with warm, soapy water.

Invest in a Drain Stopper

An effective method for preventing clogs is to use a drain stopper. These devices can be made of plastic, rubber, silicone or metal, and come in various sizes to sit inside the drain openings of your sinks, showers, and tubs. These stoppers are able to catch hair, lint, and other debris before it goes down the drain.

To maintain their effectiveness, it's best to clean the stoppers once a week with a paper towel, discarding any solid waste into the trash. You should also clear the drain openings of any soap residue or buildup.

Use Your Garbage Disposal Properly

Garbage disposals are convenient appliances, designed to shred food waste into particles small enough to pass through the plumbing system of your Milwaukee home. But when misused, the garbage disposal can become blocked or cause clogs further in the plumbing system.

Tips to Prevent Garbage Disposal Clogs:

  • Never toss bones, eggshells, coffee grounds, seeds or nuts, potato peels, pasta, celery, and other stringy vegetables, down the disposal
  • Always flush the disposal with cold water, when using it, to keep food waste moving through the drain 
  • Periodically pour baking soda and vinegar into the disposal to help dissolve grime buildup and keep the appliance smelling fresh and clean

Schedule a Professional Drain Cleaning

While these DIY tips can go a long way in preventing common household clogs, the best way to prevent future clogs is to hire a plumber to perform a professional Milwaukee drain cleaning service at least once a year.

When to Call for Professional Drain Clog Removal 

Not every drain clog is an emergency. However, for many blockages, homeowners will require a professional plumber to make sure the issue is completely resolved. Although DIY solutions sometimes break up enough of the clog to restore the flow of water, they typically leave behind parts of the blockage. The result is another clogged drain just a few months or even weeks after the problem has been “fixed.” 

As a general rule, homeowners should always call a plumber to clear away a clog when a plunger doesn’t help. Plumbers have specialized equipment, such as hydro jetting machines, that can directly access the source of the clog to burst through it. If the plunger does work, continue to look out for additional signs of a lingering problem, and consider scheduling a Milwaukee drain cleaning appointment as soon as possible to prevent any future clogs. 

How Often Should Drains Be Cleaned? 

Many homeowners prefer to get their drains cleaned on an as-needed basis. Others, however, desire to clean their drains preemptively to avoid the cost of repairing any potential damage a severe drain clog could cause. Older homes and homes that have a history of blockages can especially benefit from drain cleaning as preventative maintenance. 

At Knight Plumbing, Inc., we like to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. That’s why we recommend having drains cleaned twice a year. Talk to our professionals today to learn more about the benefits of routine drain cleaning in Milwaukee. Or, if it’s a fast clean that’s needed because something is certainly lurking in the drains, we’re the team to rely on. 

Get Help From Knight Plumbing, Inc.

With over 20 years in the plumbing industry, Knight Plumbing, Inc. is Milwaukee and Racine Counties' trusted choice for drain cleaning and clog removal. Our licensed and friendly plumbers provide prompt, expert plumbing services backed by industry-leading warranties and guarantees.

More Great Reasons to Make Us Your Milwaukee Drain Cleaning Team:

  • We offer same-day appointments for your convenience
  • All of our pricing is clear and upfront
  • We're a family-owned and locally-operated company with a stellar reputation among more then 6,000 happy customers
  • Our technicians are highly trained, courteous experts who will treat you and your home with respect 

Call (414) 420-0625 today for reliable drain cleaning services in Milwaukee or beyond. We’re always on time and ensure quality results!

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