For most homeowners, minding the state of their drains doesn’t really become a necessity until the telltale signs of a clog start to appear. Some, however, pay no mind to it until such time that the problem has gotten really bad. At that point, the drains typically fail to properly operate anymore. This is why the importance of drain cleaning maintenance should be top of mind.

When such a situation occurs, there is no doubt that it’s only going to cause significant inconveniences. Regular activities in the home such as taking baths or using the kitchen sink are affected. Not to mention, it is also going to be costly. The most unfortunate thing about it is that steps could have been taken to avoid it. Although sometimes, it’s really just a matter of the usual wear and tear. Drain pipes are always prone to get clogged. The best way to deal with it is to simply try and unclog it at the soonest possible time.


According to Angie’s List, it does not really take a lot of guesswork to figure out if the drains are up for some good cleaning and draining already:

“A clogged sewer line will usually offer clues before it backs up completely. The most common signs of a clogged line are gurgling sounds that come from drains and toilets; water backing up out of, or pooling around, drains or toilets; or the smell of raw sewage coming from drains.”


DIY Solutions

Now you know the telltale signs as identified above. Steps can already be taken to conduct effective drain cleaning in Saskatoon homes. Understandably, some folks would prefer to try out some DIY methods in order to cut back on costs. Among the more famous home solutions would be the baking soda vinegar solution. It claims to clear up the clog in about three hours.

Another simple method, which specifically targets grease-caused clogs, is the salt-baking soda solution. This one requires an overnight waiting period before water could be run again. Then, there’s also the homemade noncorrosive drain cleaner, which is made up of a combination of baking soda, table salt, and tartar. Supposedly, a weekly administration of this solution to the drains should keep the clog at bay.

Using a Pro

Then again, as nifty as these homemade solutions may be, there’s still no beating the effectiveness of a Saskatoon drain cleaning professional. Sometimes, the clog is actually just a symptom of an even bigger plumbing issue, and having this checked up by the plumber should better clarify the situation for the homeowner. Those seeking plumbing services should therefore try and make the most out of the service by having the plumber make a thorough checkup of the home’s drainage systems. With this, drain problems could be addressed and prevented, and future unnecessary costs are avoided.


How often should a sewer drain be cleaned? Angie’s List, 15 April 2013