Clogged, slowly draining, funny smells- a lot can go wrong with drains! But don’t worry. The Strittmatter SuperTechs have you covered. This month, we’re covering what to do when drain problems arise.

Something smells… off

Do you get a whiff of something unpleasant when you lean over your drain? Drains, especially in the kitchen, can occasionally emit a strange odor. Before reaching for the chemicals, you can try to remedy the problem naturally with items you already have around your kitchen. Using baking soda and vinegar can be a powerful odor busting tool. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by half a cup of vinegar to dissolve the stinky junk in the drain.

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It takes forever to drain

If your drain is draining slowly, it means you have something blocking the pipe. Especially in the bathroom, hair and soap residue can collect in the drains making it harder for the water to pass. There are a few things you can do to try to clear out the drain.

  • Break out the baking soda and vinegar again! The foaming action of these two ingredients mixing together should be enough to break up any minor buildup.
  • Manually clean out any physical debris. In the shower, hair can wrap around the opening of a drain and cause a clog. Use a pair of sturdy tweezers to pull the hair clumps off of the covering of the drain. If the clog isn’t visible, a drain snake can help break up the problem. Be sure to read the directions for the tool and call a plumber if you have any questions.
  • Use a plunger! You might think that plungers are only for the toilet, but a flat plunger can help when you have a clog in other drains too. Place the plunger over the drain at a point where it will have a tight seal. Give it a few sturdy pumps, and there you go! Repeat this process as necessary.

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Stopped up drains

When a drain is draining slowly or even completely clogged, the best thing to do is call the experts. Using harsh chemicals can damage your plumbing and leave you with an even bigger problem. Give yourself the peace of mind that the problem will be handled by calling the Strittmatter SuperTechs. Right now, you can get your drain cleared for only $99. No need to worry about a damaging clog derailing your summer plans. Our experts will take care of the problem and get everything flowing smoothly again.

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Our Strittmatter SuperTechs are ready to answer the call for any AC, plumbing, or roofing problems you have this summer. Save our number and get in touch with us if you have any issues or questions. Call 940-566-1122.