Goettl technician fixing piping under the sink

Drain Clogs: Some Truths to Consider

There is no getting around how inconvenient plumbing problems of all shapes and sizes are. You rely on your plumbing system for so much, every day, throughout the entire day. Getting ready for work, cooking meals, washing dirty clothes, cleaning up at the end of the day. Your plumbing system is truly integral to so many different parts of your life. With that in mind, let’s reassess our opening statement. Yes, plumbing problems are inconvenient. But that’s to say the least!

Plumbing problems can really bring your daily routine grind to a halt. And once that happens, it can be tough to get things going again. And this is when it becomes really messy. Why? Because people start telling themselves that they can handle the fix on their own. It’s just a clogged drain, they tell themselves. I can handle this. I’ve got some liquid drain cleaner. I can buy a drain snake. And so it begins. And headaches follow.

There Is Some Good News

No, we are not going to tell you some secret that will make you capable of effectively handling drain cleaning services on your own. That is and always will be a job that is best left to trained professionals. However, there are plenty of adjustments that you can probably make in your day to day life that will help to limit the occurrences of clogged drains in your home. The hard truth of the matter is that many of these clogs are caused, at least in part, by behaviors that can be modified or practices that homeowners just don’t realize are detrimental.

Your Garbage Disposal Is Not a Do-It-All Appliance

Some people really seem to think that installing a garbage disposal in the kitchen means that they can put just about anything down that drain. This is not entirely true, though. There are plenty of things that should not go down the garbage disposal. Some of them, like very fibrous foods, can get wrapped up in the disposal itself and strain the device until damage is done. Then there are other materials, like pasta, beans, or liquified fats, that can and will lead to clogs.

Starchy products may go through the garbage disposal just fine, but they can take on water and swell up even after they’re processed, leading to very stubborn blockages. Then there is oil, grease, and fat to consider. Your garbage disposal is not going to do anything to manage these materials, and they will congeal as they cool in your pipes. That will also lead to serious clogs. So yes, a garbage disposal is a super helpful appliance, but only when used properly and within its intended scope.

Unfortunately, You Can’t Prevent All Problems

Being careful with your garbage disposal, using drain guards, removing hair and whiskers from drains rather than trying to flush them down through the system—all of these measures are really going to help you to cut back on the occurrence of clogs in your drains. There is really very little that you can do to prevent problems like tree roots growing into your pipes, though. When you’re planting new trees or bushes, keep the location of pipes in mind. But other than that,  just keep the possibility in mind, and keep our number handy!

Schedule your drain cleaning services with Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We do things the right way, not the easy way.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Stephanie VegaStephanie Vega
17:23 15 Jun 24
Andrew was great and knowledgeable!!
Ferlyn MallariFerlyn Mallari
17:19 15 Jun 24
The company was very quick to respond. They came in the same day and got our AC fixed within an hour! Our tech Matthew Lopez was great at walking us through the whole process. Also had great customer service! Definitely would recommend!!
George RuizGeorge Ruiz
17:14 15 Jun 24
Frank Soto was on time and very professional. I was given a couple of options on how to correct the plumbing issue and the leak was fixed within a couple of hours. Very happy
Kirk MattiodaKirk Mattioda
13:58 15 Jun 24
Nacho, our Tech performed a check on our newly installed HVAC sys. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. He answered all questions my wife and I had and provided some good tips for system longevity. Good on the Goettl company for hiring Superstars like Nacho!
Monica FernandezMonica Fernandez
17:03 07 Jun 24
Daniel Castillo explained everything throughly and the process of what I needed. He was able to explain in detail why I had been having constant issues and how to best resolve this. Really happy with his service, overall knowledge and ability to help us understand great rep, and customer support when I would call in.
Lee RiesLee Ries
13:05 07 Jun 24
JohnJohn
02:41 07 Jun 24
Technician was very good. Answered all my questions and was very patient.
ShelbyShelby
00:39 07 Jun 24
Matthew did an amazing job ! He was very fast and super helpful. I highly recommend getting services through Goettl !
Rebecca GarzaRebecca Garza
16:43 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez’s service was top notch!! Quick and very attentive. He was thorough and explained everything that was taking place. I will always refer to Goettle for my AC needs and ask for Matthew!
Enrique SaucedaEnrique Sauceda
16:39 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez was our tech and he had the absolute best manners and great work ethic. Clear as could be with issues and repairs, couldn’t ask for a better tech!!!
Melissa AhumadaMelissa Ahumada
01:12 05 Jun 24
Husan “Sam” was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful when providing our AC maintenance care. He was very thorough in his inspection of our equipment and responded to my questions in a candid and professional manner.
Payton Bolden (Beau)Payton Bolden (Beau)
00:42 05 Jun 24
Goettl has been my choice of A/C and plumbing even before becoming Goettl. Have always gotten excellent service at reasonable prices. They will continue to be my “go to” guys.
Yvette DowdyYvette Dowdy
00:37 05 Jun 24
Very nice and prompt, found the problem.
greg turnergreg turner
17:44 28 May 24
Great service. Miguel B did a great job and took the time to discuss everything with me.
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
15:56 28 May 24
Amy HallAmy Hall
15:46 28 May 24
Absolutely fantastic! Our AC unit went out unexpectedly. We called Goettl and they were here so quickly. The technician immediately knew what was wrong, didn’t try to upsell sell on anything and fixed the problem within a few minutes. Will absolutely call them again. I was super impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of Josue.
William ColemanWilliam Coleman
15:29 28 May 24
Jehad was awesome! Fast and found the problem right awesome. I appreciate the service.
Tyler BoydTyler Boyd
15:19 28 May 24
Came home from work to an 85 degree house and a broken AC. Called at 0800 and they sent Matt Lopez out by 0915. He quickly diagnosed the issue and gave me the news that no one wants to hear, it needed replaced. He was extremely professional and kind with this news and assured me that we could figure this out. He called Tony Vizzone who helped get together estimates and drop the price to something that I was able to afford. Matt and Tony made this awful experience bearable and I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for myself and the community. I’m a customer for life now!
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