Drain Cleaning in Shreveport & Bossier City
Keeping Drains Flowing in Caddo Parish & Bossier Parish
Dealing with chronically slow or clogged drains is frustrating. Additionally,
drains with frequent clogs or backups may be an indication of a larger
problem lurking in your drain system. If you are tired of dealing with
poorly performing drains, call our Shreveport drain cleaning specialists
for help. At
Bobby L. Greene Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc., we provide services to all of Bossier, and we are prepared to put our
decades of experience to work for you.
How to Protect Your Drains from Clogs
People’s everyday habits can have a profound impact on their homes’
plumbing, for better or for worse. Unfortunately, knowing what’s
good and bad for your home’s plumbing isn’t always common
knowledge. When it comes to the drains, in particular, there are some
key points that everyone should know to avoid problems like smelly sinks
and nasty clogs.
Keep these tips in mind to keep your drainage system healthy and clog-free:
Use drain guards: Drain guards are a great way to keep your plumbing clear of potential
clog-causers. Use drain guards in your kitchen sink to keep food from
ending up in your pipes. Mesh drain guards are also great for showers
and bathtubs because they catch loose hair.
Keep grease, oil, and fat out of your sink: When cooking with grease, oil, or fat, it’s better to throw them
in the garbage than to rinse them down the drain. If needed, you can save
cooking grease in an empty jar or milk carton in your refrigerator until
you’re ready to throw it out.
Flush hot water down your kitchen drain after washing dishes: Even if you aren’t pouring grease down the drain, your dishes will
still be greasy when you wash them and may contain oily food remnants.
Running hot water down the drain will help keep those food remnants moving
through the pipes and prevent them from coating the pipe walls.
Run some ice through your garbage disposal: This is a quick and easy way to “clean” your garbage disposal.
As the impellers rotate and grind through the ice, the ice pieces clear
away grease and grimy food remnants.
Use liquid soap instead of bar soap: Bar soap tends to form tougher soap scum than liquid soap. Over time,
that scum accumulates on your pipe walls and can contribute to clogs.
Don’t flush any trash down the toilet except for toilet paper: That means no napkins, “flushable” wipes, facial tissue, dental
floss, cotton balls, feminine hygiene products, or anything else that
isn’t toilet paper. The only reason our plumbing systems can accept
toilet paper is that the sheets are made to break down quickly when touched
by water. Other paper will hold its shape for much longer, which could
result in a clog.
Call (318) 771-7551
to schedule a professional drain cleaning service in Shreveport, Bossier
City, or any of the nearby areas!
Signs You Need to Unclog Your Drain
Your drains receive daily use, and though designed to last for years, they
do require maintenance and repair from time to time. Intrusion from plant
or tree roots, the buildup of grease and sediment in your pipes, and corroded
pipes can all lead to a problem with your drains. Knowing the symptoms
of a drain problem can help alert you to call a professional drain
plumber for drain cleaning services near you.
Symptoms of a drain issue include:
- Slow or clogged drains
- Noisy drains or gurgling pipes
- Strange odors coming from drains
- Burst pipes
Wet spots in your yard near your
In addition to helping you with drain repair, our plumbers in Shreveport
can help you establish a drain maintenance routine. Staying on top of
your drain maintenance can save you money and reduce the chances you’ll
need to unclog your drain. In addition to extending the life of your plumbing
system, you can catch problems and correct them before they become out of hand.
Are Liquid Drain Cleaners Safe?
When drain clogs appear, the first inclination of many people is to reach
for a bottle of chemical drain cleaner instead of calling a plumber. While
this may be a cheap solution, the truth is that liquid drain cleaners
may end up doing a lot more harm than good, potentially costing you more
money down the road. Because these chemicals are so caustic, they could
end up damaging older pipes or pipes made from certain materials. These
chemicals also only take care of the symptoms of the clog rather than
dealing with the underlying issue, which could range from the intrusion
of tree roots in your water or sewer lines or putting the wrong things
down your drain. It’s always a better idea to leave the job to an
experienced professional who can take care of the clog safely and keep
it from coming back.
Superior Customer Service Is Our Priority
At Bobby L. Greene Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc., we know how important it is to work with plumbers
you can trust. Since 1959, we have been proud members of the Shreveport
community, and our plumbers provide top-quality services with a focus on
customer service. We are a family-owned, local business, and when you work with us, we
treat you like family. In addition to offering
financing options, we will never pressure you to buy services and products you don’t
need. We also offer a variety of
discounts such as military discounts, senior discounts, and police and fire department
Call today or contact us online
to schedule a drain cleaning service in Shreveport!