Your plumbing is a complex network of pipes and joints that runs throughout your home and under it, a problem in one area of your home can cause problems in other areas in Meridian, ID.

Pouring harsh chemicals down the sink is not good for the environment as it will eventually flow into the main sewage network, nor is it any good for old pipes and joints as it may corrode them and cause a leak.

So how do you fix that clog without harming the pipework or the environment? You should get an experienced drain cleaning service offered by EC Plumbing. We offer the most trusted plumbing service; why not check our many five-star reviews online. Remember if you have any plumbing emergency, we are available to help you 24/7.

Signs You Need a professional Drain Cleaning Service.

The following warning signs indicate that you need a professional drain cleaning. Ignoring the problem is only going to make matters worse.

Sink Taking Longer and Longer to Drain

Is the water in your sink or bathtub taking forever to empty? Does the water in your shower tray cover your ankles when you are having a shower? You probably have a clog somewhere in your pipework.

Clogs are formed by grease, food, hair, and other materials sticking to the inside of the pipework. As the clog builds up it will slowly limit the water flow. Unless you get your pipes cleaned by a professional drain cleaning service, they will block completely.

Clogs Keep Returning

If the clog has been in place for some time, it can be difficult to remove. Pouring strong chemicals down a sink may remove them temporarily but they may later return. Only a professional drain cleaning service can clear the problem permanently without any damage to your pipes.

You Live in a Hard Water Area

Layers of scale can form, from minerals that are dissolved in the water. This will compound the problem of clogs.

You Hear Gurgling Noises

Air bubbles are created as water flows over a clog causing the gurgling sound you hear as the sink empties.

Water Backing up in Sink or Bathtub

If you see water backing up into your sink you have a big problem. If the water is discolored your sewer line may be blocked. As the wastewater from your toilet cannot exit your home to the main sewage network, it backs up into your home.

The sewage coming back into your home is a serious health matter and you need an emergency drain cleaning service.

You Can Smell Sewer Gas

A blocked sewer line can result in the wastewater and sewer gases backing up into your home. Sewer gas can contain ammonia, carbon monoxide, and other hazardous gases.

You do not want to breathe these gases for very long. Only a professional drain cleaning service can quickly locate and remove any obstruction or repair and/or replace the line.

EC Plumbing has the right equipment and specialist knowledge to deal with this. Leave the house immediately and consult an authority to make certain it is safe in the house.

Other Unpleasant Smells

This could simply be due to food trapped in the U-bend and pouring some gentle cleaner down the sink will usually remove this. If this does not work, you may have to use a drain snake or even undo the U-bend to remove any trapped food. If this is something you are not confident of doing, then please call us.

Problems with Flies

Flies are attracted to food trapped in your drainage pipes. Once you have a drain cleaning service from EC plumbing the flies will disappear.

Toilet Is Blocked and Overflowing

Is your toilet constantly blocking? It could be that you are flushing unsuitable materials down it. You should only flush water, human waste, toilet tissue, and some gentle cleaners down a toilet. It may come as a surprise but flushing items like wet wipes and Kleenex down a toilet is a bad idea.

They are not designed to dissolve easily in water and can cause blockages if not flushed away properly. We at EC plumbing have removed sanitary towels, cat litter, plastic toys, and many other things from down a toilet.

Harsh Chemical Use

Constantly pouring strong chemicals down a toilet is not a good idea either as they can corrode and damage older pipework. No amount of chemicals is ever going to remove a child’s plastic toy!

We also advise that you stop repeatedly flushing a toilet to remove a blockage. You are more likely to cause your toilet to overflow, and spill dangerous germs and bacteria over your nice bathroom floor, as well as any chemicals you may have poured down the toilet.

Cleaning up the mess is a job best left for EC Plumbing, we use special protective clothing to reduce the risk of infection. After the cleanup, we can get on with locating and removing the source of the blockage.

Offering the Best Local Drain Cleaning Service 

EC Plumbing is the drain cleaning service expert in Meridian, ID. Finding and carefully removing clogs or blockages is a job for one of our highly skilled technicians who have many years of experience sorting these problems out. We have the latest in drain cleaning technology to remove even the worst of clogs caused by grease, debris, hair, and muck.

We believe that every job must be efficiently and professionally completed, using the best materials and technology available. We understand that cleaning up after an overflowed toilet or blocked drain can be stressful and you just want somebody to come over quickly to sort the mess out. Do not worry we are on call 24 hours a day, every day, and we will not keep you waiting long.

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