When Your Drain Cleaning Turns Out To Be a Drain Repair

From time to time, we are called out to a slow draining sink or tub and what was described as a drain cleaning job turns out to be a drain repair.  Although it may be hard to swallow, drains are not impervious to wear and they sometimes must be replaced.  The good news is that if your drain happens to need replacement it will not likely need it again for several decades (if ever).  Our plumbing team at Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing can quickly recognize whether a drain is clogged or damaged.  If you have a slow drain or can see damage to your drain, give us call.  We serve Bonita, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Encinitas, La Jolla, Lakeside, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Indicators of Drain Repair

While some drains are obviously in need of replacement, there are others (like a floor or shower drain) that may be more difficult to diagnose.  Beyond a visual break or leak, you may notice a consistent slow drain, sediment around the drain, or strong sewage-like odors.  Although these in themselves may not prove that a drain should be repaired, they do indicate a larger problem.

When we find any of the above indicators, we use a drain scope to verify what is suspected.  Once clear pictures of a break or significant damage to a drain are obtained, our technicians will explain exactly what has occurred with your drain.  We’ll also determine the cause so that future damage to your new drain can be avoided if possible.

A good plumber can often replace drains without having to go through floors or walls.  This can save you hundreds (if not thousands) in home repairs.  The Blue Planet Drains & Plumbing team helps residents and businesses of all types with plumbing drain repairs.  Call (858) 914-4696 today to get a quote.