24-Hr Emergency Drain Services – Albuquerque & Santa Fe
TLC provides professional drain cleaning and drain repair for homeowners and business owners in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our drains in our homes and businesses are something we take for granted, that is until you have a clog or experience a backup. Your drain system is designed to keep things flowing but when you have a clog, backup or line break you need help fast. TLC is your local drain expert with solutions for all your drain problems. From drain cleaning to line repair & replacement to maintenance turn to TLC for 24-hour drain service.
Clogged Drains, Drain Repairs & Replacements
Our plumbers are qualified, experienced and fully-equipped to diagnose and repair your drain problem on the spot. We utilize the latest in video inspection technology to locate the problem in your drain line and remove the blockage or clog, or identify a repair or replacement.
Cleaning Clogged Drains in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
TLC is capable of handling your most complex drain problems, no backup is too small or too large for our techs. From clogs and backups to removing roots and repairing line breaks. Drain problems are messy, let the professionals at TLC take care of these problems for you.
Most Common Drain Problems
We see a lot of drain problems day in and day out. But here are some of our most common problems and ways you can help identify and sometimes minimize the impact of these problems and avoid an emergency drain situation.
If water or sewage is backing up into your bathtub(s) or shower you need help fast. Turn to TLC for quick service.
Washing Machine Won’t Drain
If your washing machine isn’t draining it may not be a problem with your washing machine but actually your drain system.
When multiple drains are clogged at the same time, there is a backup with your main sewer line.
Tree roots are one of the biggest causes of a sewer line backup. As roots get into the drain line they can cause clogs and backup into your home.
When grease solidifies it sticks to the pipe and prevents water flow, eventually causing a backup. This added with other debris in your drain can cause a major backup.
Drain Line Break
Many drain problems are caused by integrity issues of your sewer line. The good news is TLC’s drain experts can perform a video inspection of your drain and identify and repair and breaks in the sewer line.
All of the drains in your home, from your toilets, sinks, tubs and showers all drain into one main drain under your home then exit into the sewer or septic system from your home. When you experience clogs in multiple drains at once in your home, then that usually means that your main sewer line is backing up. This can happen in multiple locations and any combination of drains. For example, water may fill up in your bathtub when you run your washing machine. There are several combinations of this type of backup. The point is your drains all connect, and once you have a backup in your main sewer line, you’ll experience backup and overflowing from multiple drain lines in your home.
Unfortunately, these type of clogs and backups typically happen suddenly and can be quite messy and unpleasant. TLC’s drain experts are equipped to clear even the toughest drains and eliminating problems including:
- Clearing roots in the line
- Cleaning main drain line to street
- Cleaning sewer line
- Video inspection to identify cause of drain problem
- Installing drain clean-outs
- Removing clogs in bathrooms
- Removing clogs in kitchen sinks
How to clear a main sewer line clog
So now that you know you have a backup in your main line, how do you clear it? Unfortunately, main line clogs are not something a homeowner can fix. This type of clog requires a professional plumber or drain technician to utilize a drain cleaning machine to locate the clog and get it cleared. TLC can utilize a camera to see down into the drain line and locate the clog or break in the line. All TLC’s Drain Cleaning Professionals are equipped with this type of camera to identify and repair the drain problem. This type of camera is especially useful in locating a problem if you have a long sewer line from your house to the sewer system or septic system.
What is a Drain Cleanout?
Drain cleanouts provide an entry point into your home’s drainage system so clogs can be removed. They are usually white pipes located outside your home but can be other colors. Cleanouts allow easy access into your drain system so when you have a problem a technician can get the rooter machine into the line to clear the clog or camera the line.
Drain Cleaning With Cleanouts
Professional drain cleaning with cleanouts is much more effective at removing clogs. Many homes have drain cleanouts, however, we encounter older homes without cleanouts. A professional plumber can add cleanouts to your home if you are having drain problems.
Drain Cleaning Without Cleanouts
A drain professional will need to access the drain line from the roof vents or pull out a toilet. This is usually more labor intensive and may require additional costs. This is also not as effective because the drain machine loses torque the further you are away from the blockage.
How to prevent clogged drains
The best way to prevent clogged drains is to use an enzyme drain cleaner as preventive maintenance. Enzyme cleaners like Lenzyme introduce enzymes and bacteria into your drain system to eat away gunk and build up. You can utilize this once a month to keep your drains free from buildup. Learn more about enzyme drain cleaners and how to use them here.
Why do I consistently have clogged drains?
If you experience clogs and backups in your home more than a few times, its a good idea to have a professional evaluate your drain sys-tem. A drain specialist like TLC will use a camera to inspect your drain system. Often, if you have multiple drain problems you may have a drain line break somewhere in your home or along your drain line to the sewer system. The camera can locate and identify the prob-lem so the drain can be repaired
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