Don’t Let a Blocked Drain Ruin Your Day

You have it all. Popcorn, cold beverages, chips & dip, and a comfortable sofa in front of the big screen. In the words of Hank Williams Jr., you are “ready for some football.” And then it happens. Maybe it’s the sound of gurgling coming from the toilet or sink? Maybe it’s a strange odor? Or maybe the water is already on the floor of your house? Instead of watching the game, now you’re dealing with a clogged drain.
Don’t let this happen to you. Call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air and our licensed plumbers will make sure you’re not headed for a drain disaster. Here are some of the more common warning signs you have a problem:

  • Slow drainage from a fixture
  • The sound of gurgling from a toilet
  • Wet areas around a floor drain after washing clothes

It has been an extremely wet year in Central Alabama which can make a drainage problem more serious and cause more damage. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can take care of drain issued before something serious does happen.
Generally speaking clogged drains inside the home are easy to spot and deal with. There are all sorts of ways to attack the problem. Once we’ve cleared the blockage, Dixie Electric Plumbing & Air recommends using the product One Biotechnology’s BioSmart® which is a drain maintenance product. It contains a blend of naturally-occurring bacteria to “eat” away grease. It’s much more environmentally sound than caustic chemical drain cleaners. As a result, BioOne products are the safe choice for:

  • Pipes
  • Septic systems
  • Drain fields
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • The environment

A more serious problem can be a clog in a sewage pipe outside the home. Roots from trees and shrubs are attracted to the moisture and nutrients. The roots can grow into the pipes through very small openings. We use high-tech drain cameras to inspect the pipes and find any blockages. Depending on how serious the blockage is, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air may be able to clear the pipe without having to dig up your yard.
Call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air now for a plumbing inspection to spot potential problems before they ruin your football watching weekend.