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Sewers and Drains

The task of drain cleaning maybe scary enough for the average homeowner.  However, here at Bison Plumbing we take great pride in offering a large diverse line of equipment to handle virtually any drain blockage whether it is a plugged toilet or parking lot drain. Before calling just any plumbing contractor near you, there are some DIY methods that may solve your problem and save the expense of hiring a plumber or drain technician.

 Home Remedies for Drain Blockages

The combination of baking soda and vinegar down a kitchen sink, bathroom sink or bathtub followed by large flush of cold water is a great maintenance regiment to prevent regular blockages or slow drains.  This should be done monthly to assure efficient flow of drains.

When passing waste and paper through a toilet bowl, we suggest that you flush several times during the process.  This will account for additional water to propel debris through the system and reduce the amount of waste settling in the system prior to getting to its destination.  Large bowel movements may require breaking up debris prior to flushing (this is common with many people who use various kinds of medications and good cooking).

 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

 Whether you have the top-of-the-line garbage disposal or not, refrain from putting the following items down your drain:

  • Bread
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Feminine Products
  • Fibrous Foods (Veggie Roots: Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, etc.)
  • Grease, Oil, & Fat
  • Non-Food Items (Cigarette Butts, Paper Products, Plant Clippings, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Peelings (Banana, Corn Husks, Onion, Potato, etc.)

There are many other small measures a homeowner can take.  However, when things seem just not right or a problem arises, rest assured Bison Plumbing will be there to resolve your issue with every resource we can.

 Potential for Sewer Blockage Outside

There are many drains within a building and outside of a building or structure.  Most drains will require some attention such as regular preventative annual maintenance. Inspection and diligence can prevent untimely and expensive emergency service calls and repairs from arising.

Additionally, root intrusion is when vegetation from surface plants, such as trees and bushes enters the system through an access point.  This applies to the drain line potentially encountering a break or fracture, causing the line to be exposed to natural mineral deposits and/or offsetting sections of your pipes.  A blockage of this nature may require annual maintenance, long-term repair or a one-time cleaning process, depending on areas affected.

We offer video inspection for your re-occurring drain problem to help diagnose and determine the best long-term solutions.  We will attempt to provide multiple solutions to accommodate every budget.  Also, we highly suggest the use of video inspection equipment prior to purchasing a home or property.  What looks nice and attractive on the outside may be a completely different story in the sewer and drainage of the home.  We want to help support that process before the point of no return.

 Complete Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services

 Bison Plumbing also offers an entire line of large and small drain cleaning equipment to tackle:

  • Catch Basins
  • Drainage Lines (Sewer, Storm, Sump Pump, etc.)
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Floor Drains
  • Plugged Bathtub
  • Roof Vents
  • Sinks (Bathroom, Kitchen, Utility, etc.)
  • Toilet
  • And so much more!

We offer a 30-day warranty with all standard drain cleaning.  Where we cannot offer warranty due to the outstanding condition of system, we will provide you with a written explanation and proposal for what is needed.

While at your home, we offer a discounted rate on additional drain cleanings during same the visit to save both of us time and money.  Our goal is to work towards a clog-free nation and set a new standard when doing so.

Please continue to browse through our website to view the many other plumbing related services we have to offer here at Bison Plumbing! And Feel free to contact us at anytime!

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