Drain Repair in Concord & Charlotte, NC

Three Way Plumbing can help keep your water draining, whether you need a simple drain clearing or a total sewer replacement. We’re happy to recommend things you can do to prevent clogged drains from happening again. 

Our highly trained plumbing technicians use state-of-the-art drain and sewer video cameras to see what’s happening deep in your drain and sewer lines without digging up lawns, cutting into walls, or breaking up concrete. 

We’re proud to offer clogged drain repair in Charlotte NC and the entire metro area including Concord, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Kannapolis, and Davidson.  

DEALING WITH A SLOW OR BLOCKED DRAIN?  

A backed-up or slow drain in your home could be the result of a stoppage in a single drain line, which shows up as standing water while showering, a sink that’s slow to drain, a washing machine that has water coming back up out of the pipe and spilling onto the floor, or a toilet that may not flush well. 

Drain cleaning in Charlotte NC is the solution for a stoppage in one of the drain lines. 

When you need drain services, we’ve got you covered. Call (704)-795-9349 today to schedule service

WHY WASTEWATER IS CAUSING A DRAIN BLOCKAGE  

Sometimes, the main sewer line that exits your home and travels underground through the yard is the culprit of wastewater backing up into your tub/shower or overflowing out of a first-floor toilet. 

It may be as simple as a clogged sewer line causing a stoppage, or tree roots could have invaded the lines, blocking, cracking, or crushing the pipes. In an older line, settling dirt may have created a “belly” in the pipe: A low point where debris settles, creating a sewer blockage. 

One of the first symptoms of a sewer line issue or obstruction would be gurgling noises from a first-floor tub/shower or toilet. Your solution for that type of problem is sewer cleaning

Once the flow is restored to the sewer line, it’s recommended to have a sewer camera inspection to see the cause of the problem, whether it was a clog, tree roots, or pipe damage, so it can be properly addressed to prevent it from happening again. 

SEWER REPAIRS FROM EXPERIENCED PLUMBERS 

If sewer repair is needed in your Concord-area home, our Three Way Plumbing technicians can use the camera to find the location and depth underground, allowing them to manage the repair with minimally invasive techniques. We perform trenchless sewer line repairs as well. 

Your home’s fixtures have water lines that deliver clean water to them, either hot or cold. Each fixture has a drain line for the wastewater from the fixture to exit and drain away from it. 

All the drain lines in the home eventually tie into the main drain or sewer line that takes the wastewater from your home to the city sewer system or a septic tank buried on the property. 

All drain pipes are connected to a ventilation pipe that terminates through the roof to prevent the gases from drifting into your home. Most plumbing fixtures have a curved trap section that holds water to form an airtight seal to keep the gases from escaping into your home as well. 

As the leading sewer drain repair experts in the area, we’ll work with you to ensure maximum comfort and flexibility during this repair process. It isn’t always easy, but our goal is to limit the amount of impact this has on your life as much as possible.  

CLOGGED DRAIN PREVENTION IN CONCORD & CHARLOTTE, NC 

Sewer cleaning service - worker cleans a clogged drain with hydro jetting.

Most liquid products for clogged drains are caustic, dangerous, and not good for the life of the pipes you’re pouring them into. We recommend using BioOne, a professional drain maintenance product you apply monthly. 

This is because it’s safe for your home, pets and pipes, as well as being the only product approved by the EPA. Not to mention it’s great for preventing clogged drains in your Concord home. 

The truth is, most drain pipe repairs could’ve been prevented had the homeowner understood more about their plumbing system. Do yourself the favor and use the recommended products and avoid using the damaging ones.  

If you have questions about plumbing clogs, call Three Way Plumbing at (704)-795-9349 to learn more

Repairing a Collapsed Drain 

A big question homeowners have is whether or not they can handle drain repair services on their own. Repairing a collapsed drain is a heavily involved process that should be left to professionals.  

A collapsed drain occurs when dirt settles and the main sewer line gets a belly in it. To restore flow, a specialized camera is used and the section of pipe must be cut out and replaced. This occurs outside the home and requires your yard to be dug up to access the main line.  

We’d be happy to help you with all drain repair services ranging from collapsed drains, main drain line clogs – all the way down to a simple drain blockage. We do it all!  

Call Three Way Plumbing at (704)-795-9349 to learn more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the frequently asked questions we get about drain and sewer repair in Charlotte, NC, include:

HOW DO I UNCLOG A BATHROOM SINK?

Never put store-bought chemicals down any drain. Instead:

  • 1/3 cup vinegar & 1/3 cup baking soda is often effective. Let it sit for about an hour.
  • Boiling water may temporarily loosen up soap-scum clogs, but be careful; it can also damage PVC pipes.
  • Plunge with a regular plunger, not one with a flange.

HOW DO I UNCLOG A KITCHEN SINK WITH A GARBAGE DISPOSAL?

Never put store-bought chemicals down any drain. First, make sure the garbage disposal power source is turned off.

  1. Using a flashlight, look down the disposal for items like a bone or utensil. You may be able to reach it using pliers or tongs.
  2. Put ¼ cup baking soda down the drain, then add ½ cup vinegar. Let it sit for about a half-hour. Repeat if necessary.
  3. You can use a plunger, but it’s risky with the dishwasher and disposal lines intersecting.
  4. While examining your disposal drain, ensure the disposal’s teeth are in good shape. Most disposals are made of galvanized steel and corrode from water over time, leaving you with a less effective disposal that sends more gunk down the drain and primes your system for clogs.

MY BATHTUB IS CLOGGED AND HAS STANDING WATER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Standing water, even in a bathtub, is a health risk.

  1. First, try using a plunger. If that works, run hot water for a minute or so to clear residual soap scum, etc.
  2. Remove all standing water using a bucket or wet/dry vac.
  3. Remove the screen over the drain and pull out any hair that has accumulated.
  4. Put ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup vinegar. Use a stick to “work” the baking soda mixture down the drain until you hear fizzing/popping. Cover the drain with a washcloth. Wait a few minutes, then repeat the process and cover the drain with a cloth. Wait 30 minutes, then pour near-boiling water down the drain.

MY DRAINPIPE IS GREASE-CLOGGED. HOW CAN I CLEAN IT?

You should never put grease down your kitchen sink or disposal, but accidents happen. And don’t forget that washing dishes sends grease from your plates, pans, and utensils down the drain automatically. After rinsing dishes, continue to run hot water down the drain for another minute or so to be sure any grease travels all the way through and doesn’t solidify inside your drain line.

  • One method is to pour a mixture of coarse salt and baking soda down the drain, followed by near-boiling water. Let it sit overnight or for six to eight hours before flushing out with warm water.
  • The classic method is 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar. Let it sit for about half an hour, then follow with water.
  • We recommend BioOne for acute drain issues and ongoing drain maintenance. Its bacteria feed on organic residue in pipes, including soap scum and grease, so your drains can stay clean. With nothing to stick to, hair continues down the drain line unobstructed.

why choose three way plumbing?

With over 25 years of experience as a trusted plumber in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, we have proven our ability to provide fast, high-quality plumbing repair, replacement, and Charlotte water filtration and installation service.

Our friendly team members are dedicated to getting to the root of your problem, not merely a quick fix. Expect upfront, transparent, and respectful services from start to finish.

Contact the Good Guys today at Three Way Plumbing for help regarding water filtration system installation.

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