We’ve all had to deal with a clogged drain. But why does it happen, and why is it important to get it taken care of promptly?

Drain blockages take place because, over time, dirt, grease, waste, and other debris gradually collect and block the unimpeded flow of water. Not only are blockages unsanitary and inconvenient, but if ignored over time, they’ll eventually cause a sewer back-up. The back-up will contain material from sinks, showers, and toilets, and not only is it disgusting, it can also cause enormous property damage. Trust us when we tell you, as a homeowner, this is the last problem you want to have.

At Tom Schaefer Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we’ve been handling drain blockages for the past 80 years. We’re proud of the fact that, due to decades of repeat business, we’re the preferred plumbing professionals for the greater Cleveland area. It has been our privilege to serve the community and handle drain blockages, sewer line maintenance, frozen and leaky pipes, and drain cleaning.

As a matter of fact, we recommend that all homeowners have an annual drain cleaning performed. This will clear roots from the sewer line and reduce buildup from the inner and secondary lines. Imagine a tree. The trunk of the tree is your main sewer line, while the branches are secondary lines that go to toilets, sinks, bathtubs, or laundry lines. These secondary lines can clog up on their own, or along with the main line. But with a clean line, washing machines, and other systems will run more efficiently, and you’ll never have to worry about backups.

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If you’ve got any questions, or you’d like to set up an appointment for our residential plumbing services, contact us today.