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Has your shower not been draining as fast as it used to? Are you noticing strange gurgling sounds and funny smells? Here are some signs you may need to clean your drain:

  • Slow drainage can mean a clog is forming
  • Frequent clogs can mean a bigger, more serious clog is in your drain
  • Gurgling and bubbling can point to a blockage developing
  • Flooding in your basement, patio, driveway etc. – there’s a major clog somewhere!

At Tiger Plumbing, we are no strangers to situations like these! Let us know if you are experiencing drain problems in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge area. We can help you.

In the early stages, you can fix drainage problems yourself by plunging as soon as you suspect a problem. You can also use a drain snake or auger to pull out the clog. 

If you do not have a specialized tool and want to tackle the problem right away, you can use common household materials like a wire clothes hanger to remove the clog. Simply pouring hot water into a drain can also loosen up clogs, but be sure your drain is metal. There are consumer products in the market as well for everyday clogs. 

Always make sure you protect yourself first. Wear gloves, and if you suspect a problem is out of your scope, it’s smart to stop and consult an expert. The most effective way for consumers to maintain healthy drains is to avoid problems in the first place: simple habits like cleaning hair out of the drain and not flushing too much material down the toilet can save you a lot of stress down the road.

If problems occur despite your efforts, if you notice flooding, or if you are simply afraid of causing damage to your drain (it happens), do call an expert. Repairing a plumbing problem improperly can cause further damage to your water system, not to mention sanitation issues. At Tiger Plumbing, we fix drains in Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge every day. You can trust us to fix yours, so call us now!

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