Types of Drains that Benefit From Regular Cleaning
If you have a bathroom or kitchen clog, don’t automatically assume that it is a septic issue. It could simply be a blockage in your drain. When warning signs like foul odors or toilet backups occur, let an expert evaluate the problem. Many people make the mistake of trying to fix things on their own, but drain cleaning involves special equipment and expertise of a trained technician. Let’s take a look at what that entails.
The days of guessing what’s going on in your pipes are over. With video technology, professionals can now diagnose a problem quickly and avoid a trial and error strategy. If there is a break or crack in your pipes, the video camera will see it enabling the technician to go directly to the damaged area. The same goes for clogs. The camera can pinpoint the exact location saving lots of valuable time. Imagine paying a plumber by the hour who does not have this capability.
For soft blockages, snaking may be used to clear a drain. This is where a flexible auger is pushed through your pipes. The head of the “snake” has a helical screw blade designed to cut through waste and debris much like a screwdriver. You can manually push the snake through all that mess, but this can be very difficult and time consuming. Professionals have motorized augers of varying lengths with the ability to reach long distances.
Harder blockages could require jetting. This is a very powerful type of drain cleaning that uses water pressure to clear drains. Concentrated water is forced out at 2000 to 4000 pounds per square inch. This is enough pressure to remove anything in your pipes like caked on debris or grease stuck to the inside walls. Believe it or not, water even has the strength to blast away a tree root. This method also serves as a great means of preventative maintenance.
All Types of Drains Need Preventative Maintenance
Whether it’s grease lines, restroom lines, or sink drain lines, all can use a good professional cleaning. The best way to avoid drainage problems is to schedule consistent preventative maintenance. With a regular maintenance plan, clogs are stopped before they can build up. A professional EarthCare technician can also offer items like filters and additives to aid your preventative routine. To learn more about professional drain cleaning services, Contact EarthCare or Request Service Now.