Sewer & Drains in Salt Lake City, UT

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Sewer & Drain Services In Salt Lake City, Utah County & Surrounding Areas



Sewer and drain lines are out of sight, out of mind. Until things go wrong. The functionality of your Salt Lake City home relies on its water supply and drain lines, which carry the unwanted water and waste out of your home. If your drains become sluggish or clog up, they easily cause catastrophic damage to your property!

Don’t let small sewer and drain problems turn into an avoidable and costly mishap. Whether your sewer problem is big or small, there’s only one Salt Lake City plumbing company you need to know—Scott Hale!


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How Can I Be Sure I Have a Clogged Drain?

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional: 

  • Foul smells
  • Slow drains
  • Rising water
  • Strange sounds

Call us if you’re unsure whether your drain needs fixing. We’ll send a technician to your home for an inspection. If it turns out you don’t need a clogged drain cleared, we’ll solve the issue on the spot.

Is There an Easy Way to Deal with Clogged Drains?

To clear the drain, it’s often necessary to attempt a few straightforward techniques. Pulling out anything you can with gloved hands after removing the drain cover is a good start. A bent wire coat hanger is a quick, easy way to unclog drains. If your clogged drain has a bend at the end, you can use a wire coat hanger to loosen the blockage and remove it from your sink or tub. Start by feeding one end of the wire through the drain opening in your sink or tub and hooking it around whatever is blocking the pipe. 

A plunger is one of the most basic and effective ways to unclog a drain. You’ll need a clean bucket, a plunger, and some patience. Fill the bucket with water and pour it down the drain. Take the plunger and position it over the drain opening of your sink or bathtub. Push down on the plunger to create pressure from below, then pull up on the handle to create pressure from above.

Pouring baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water down your drain is another option. Wait for the steam to fill up the rest of the pipe. 

If your sink is clogged, take apart the trap — the U-shaped pipe in the cupboard under the sink — and clean it out. Put a bowl there to catch anything that spills when the chute opens.

Next, try a plunger or auger. Clogs will break up from the auger and will loosen with the plunger. Pick a plunger with a flat head for sinks and a rounded head for toilets. 

If these steps don’t work, contact a professional plumber or sewer company like Scott Hale to help you resolve this issue.

When Is It Time to Call a Professional?

It’s time to call a professional for drain or sewer services any time you have an issue. It can be difficult to tell how bad the blockage is, but plumbers can handle any level of difficulty. So it’s a good idea to call them immediately to identify and fix the issue. 

If you have many backed-up drains in your home or smell sewage, contact the plumber to clear your drain line as soon as possible.

You’ll need a plumber if using the plunger doesn’t unclog the drain after you’ve tried it. Even if you already have one, a plumber’s auger is more potent and can penetrate tough obstructions.

Even if it appears to be a simple and affordable fix, clearing the drain yourself risks damaging your pipes, making the situation worse and more expensive. Scott Hale drain repair service is a sewer service company that offers professional, reliable sewer service. We understand that your home is more than just four walls and a roof; it’s a special place for you and your family. Avoid the risk of damaging it more by calling us for help.

How Do I Know If an Outside Water Pipe Is Clogged or Broken?

Slow-moving drains are one of the clearest indicators of clogged sewers. A toilet’s water level can fluctuate; it can be normal after flushing or excessively low hours later. Rats and other pests, drawn to the spilling water, may also appear more often. 

A sinkhole may form outside because water is leaking onto the nearby soil or you might observe standing water in the yard. You can see asphalt deterioration or sinking pavers if the sewer pipe runs beneath a driveway or paved path. 

Outside water pipes are prone to clogs and breaks, but don’t worry! Scott Hale drain services have the tools and experience to identify the problem fast. We provide drain repair services for both residential and commercial properties.

Is Hard Water Causing My Drain Problem?

If you’re experiencing a clogged drain, it might be due to hard water. Hard water is water with an excess of minerals, typically calcium and magnesium. Hard water causes the most damage to household drains, pipes, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers. It can cause soap residue to accumulate in pipes, causing clogged drains. If you’re experiencing hard water, your silverware and dishes could show wear and tear. Hard water won’t produce a lather when combined with soap-based products like fabric softeners. 

Lime scaling in pipes would be a similar problem. Lime scaling is caused by hard water’s high calcium concentration, which leaves an ashy residue as the water evaporates. Limescale damage to the following is often possible:

  • Kettles
  • Pipework
  • Internal heating 
  • Boilers

Preventing Clogged Drains

One of the first things you can do to prevent clogged drains is to scrape your dishes over a trash can rather than into the sink. If you use a dishwasher, or hand wash in the sink, scrape the dishes before washing. Scraping will help keep food from going down your drain and causing blockages. 

One of the easiest ways to prevent clogged bathroom drains is to have a guard over your drain to catch the hair more often. A guard on kitchen sinks will also help keep food particles from getting into the drain and creating a blockage. 

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