Slow-flowing or clogged drains can be more than an annoyance. They can prevent you from using your home’s plumbing facilities. For clearing a clogged drain Los Angeles, contact us. Our professionals can safely remove the clog and restore your drain to proper working condition.
There are many drain cleaning Los Angeles services, but you want a plumbing company that offers professional and prompt service with a friendly touch. That is how we do business here at Ritz Plumbing and Heating. Whether you need drain cleaning Los Angeles or another plumbing problem, we are here to help.
Our blocked drain Los Angeles solutions are tailored to your specific problem. Whether the clog is in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower drains, we can clear it. The location of the drain is important because it helps our plumbers to know the type of clog they may be dealing with. Shower drains typically get hair clogs, and kitchen sink drains are prone to grease clogs.
Our plumbers who clear clogged drain Los Angeles are trained specifically to know exactly how to fix your problem. They have available the equipment to make the needed repairs, so your drain is cleared out after our first visit. Our fast, efficient repairs, and our 24-hour emergency plumbing service ensure that when you call us, your life will not be put on hold while you wait for the plumbing work to be completed. Don’t wait for other companies to come out multiple times to fix the same problem, call us at Ritz Plumbing and Heating for a clear drain the first time.
Plumbing and heating problems need to be handled by trained and qualified professionals, like those on our team. If you need a blocked drain Los Angeles service that will fix the drain properly, contact us at Ritz Plumbing and Heating.
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A client called us to ask us if there was any way to unclog the drain in her garage. The strainer was not completely secured on the drain hole when she had been sweeping the garage early, and she reported that she had accidently swept leaves and grass clippings into the pipe.
The technician was dispatched to her location to assist her and to determine if the drain needed to be cleaned or if the clog was due to a blockage that was beyond repair.
Our technician first removed the strainer from the drain and fed a cable into the drain pipe. He was then able to plug in the power augur near the drain. The technician set it to function in a clockwise motion and turned on the unit before pushing into the drain. Once he located the source of resistance, he repeatedly pulled the cable out and placed it back into the drain until he was able to successfully break up the clog. He ensured the drain was clean by pouring three buckets of hot water into the pipe.
A customer was suffering from a clogged drain and had decided to try to solve the problem with an over-the-country drain cleaner and inexpensive drain snake. Unfortunately, the client was unable to clear the drain using these methods and called our professionals for assistance.
Store-bought drain cleaners can be extremely corrosive and can cause such damage to the pipes that they often need to be replaced. Instead of using harmful chemicals right away, our technician surveyed the situation to determine the best method for repairing the drain.
Our technician fed a snake into the drain, turning the handle once he felt the location of the clog. By using this method repeatedly, he was able to loosen the clog enough so that he could restore proper water flow down the pipe. Once the drain was clean, the technician discussed methods with the client that should and shouldn’t be used in the future should the situation arise again. The client was appreciative not only for the job performed but also the time the technician took to give him valuable advice.
A frantic homeowner called us to report that her bathroom sink drain pipe was leaking everywhere in the cabinet underneath the bowl. She admitted that she had never touched a pipe before in her life, so she was less than confident that she could repair it herself.
The technician met the homeowner and was directed to the source of the leak. He used a flashlight under the sink while he ran the faucet water to pinpoint the location. After he failed to see a leak, he used paper towels around each connection to determine the source of the water
Our technician inspected the fitting and determined that it was loose, causing the water to drip out. He was able to tighten the couplings to remove the moisture, yet the leak was not yet fixed. The technician unscrewed the coupling to detach the joint and cleaned both sides of the pipe threads with a clean cloth. He then replaced the old fittings and gaskets before reassembling the pipe. After running the water again and inspecting the pipes simultaneously, the technician verified that the problem had been fixed.
A homeowner called to complain about a bad sewage smell coming from the laundry room. The homeowner told us that they recently purchased a new dryer and washer and that it must be something from the plumbing end.
Our technician went to the site and quickly realized what the problem was after inspecting the laundry room. It was an older house and had an S-trap in the laundry room sink drain, causing the bad sewage smell.
We told the homeowner that the S-trap was most likely the reason for the bad sewage smell that they were experiencing. In addition to the problem, it is now a code violation in the area. The S-trap created a negative pressure and sucked the water from the trap, allowing the sewage smell to move upwards into the home. The homeowner was comfortable with us replacing the S-trap with a new P-trap. We installed the new fixture, and the homeowner contacted us a few days later to report that the smell was gone.
A homeowner contacted us to report that they were getting a constant blockage in their kitchen and bathroom drains. They would often have to use a plunger to unclog the drains and were annoyed as the problem was becoming more frequent.
Our technician arrived at the home and inspected the toilets and kitchen sinks in the home. None of the fixtures appeared to be leaking or and were functional, and he took a look at the drainpipe in the basement of the home. The drainpipe was a cast-iron stack and was original to the house, which was about 70 years old. Our technician pushed a camera down and found that the diameter of the cast iron pipe was now 2” due to corrosion build-up over the years.
The technician advised the homeowner that the drain was far too small to still be functional. The minimum stack requirement for toilet stacks is 3”. The technician advised that the cast iron piping be replaced with ABS, a newer plastic pipe that won’t corrode and reduce in diameter. The technician returned to the shop, grabbed the materials, and replaced that section of the pipe in the home. The homeowner reported back that there were no blockage issues since then.
A business owner was informed by one of his employees that the sink in the men’s restroom was no longer draining. He told us that he sent one of his workers to the store to purchase a drain cleaner that had helped, but not fixed, the problem.
The technician first attempted to use a plumber’s snake in the drain but was unable to break up the clog. He briefly turned off the water in the business and removed the P-trap under the sink where he then found a large wad of paper napkins.
He removed the large of napkins, replaced the P-trap, restored the water and ensured that he had fixed the problem before leaving the property.
A young couple had recently moved into a home and had noticed that water would not drain in the bathtub when they showered.
We sent a technician to the residence who immediately noticed that there were hairs and bits of paper sticking out of the drain.
The technician was able to remove the safety plate from the drain and insert his plumbing snake into the pipe. After moving it around inside the drain, the technician was able to finally pull out large amounts of hair and papers from old shampoo labels. He replaced the cover and turned on the faucet in the bathtub to ensure that the drain was properly functioning.
A customer was in dire need of a plumber who could respond immediately to a clogged drain. The client had unfortunately waited to call us until the drain stopped working completely.
The client had tried numerous methods to repair the drain himself but was becoming increasingly frustrated as he could not locate the source of the problem.
The technician determined that because a plunger could not remove the clog, the drain was most likely completely blocked. He explained to the client that in these cases, it is better not to use chemicals because they may harm fixtures even more; most often, snakes or auger equipment are required to unblock the drain. Our technician was able to use a drain-and-trap auger that allowed him to find the clog and pull it out, thus restoring proper drain flow without further damage to the fixture. The client was thankful that the technician had the equipment necessary to complete the job quickly and efficiently.
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