what is drain cleaning plumbingNovember 15th, 2022
Drain cleaning is a very vital plumbing procedure that every plumber would recommend homeowners to do, and only with a professional, routinely.
Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning
Many homeowners try to handle severe cases of leaks and clogs themselves, and that’s a huge mistake because they end up doing more damage than good for their plumbing system. If you wonder whether you should schedule drain cleaning for your home, take some time to know about the process and the benefits that you can get from it.
Listed below are five important reasons why homeowners should choose a professional to do drain cleaning in their home.
Regular Chemical Cleaners Cause Extensive Damage
If you have repetitive clogs in your drains, you must know that using a chemical drain cleaner for your drains can often create a whole lot of problems. Homeowners often make the mistake of disregarding professional drain cleaning and relying heavily on chemical cleaners.
Most chemical drain cleaners would usually relocate a clog further down in the pipes instead of fully eliminating it. Also, chemical cleaners produce heat when they work, and this heat can cause certain pipe materials like PVC to soften. Additionally, the chemicals in drain cleaners can cause premature eroding in pipes and they may develop leaks.
Plumbers Reduce or Prevent Drain Clogs
The main reason why drain cleanings by a professional are so important is that they prevent clogs from occurring in drain systems in homes.
Clogs are such an annoying problem that can momentarily make plumbing fixtures unusable. But clogs are more than just an inconvenience. A severe clog could cause flooding in a plumbing fixture and that could lead to a large amount of damage.
Plumbers Drain Clean at Effective Times
Plumbers suggest that a great time for drain cleanings across a home is during fall. With drain cleaning in the fall, clogs and other drain problems are less likely to develop during the rainy season, especially for those with yard drains.
Plumbers Use Video Inspections to Identify Solutions
By employing an in-line video inspection camera, you will be able to see where the problem lies and experience faster and less costly repairs. The visuals taken by the camera are sent to a device which is controlled by the technician. These images are recorded for further review by the professional.
While this is done, simultaneously a radio transmitter on the camera gets the physical location of the line and its depth from the surface, so that the necessary repairs can be well planned and carried out. Once the professional diagnoses is given that a sewer line has to be repaired or replaced, there are a few repair options that you could choose from.
Plumbers Use Professional Equipment for Best Results
It is useful for homeowners to know what equipment the plumbers will bring into their home for drain cleaning. For drain cleaning, plumbers mostly use a drain snake to remove clogs. A drain snake is a long cable that will encounter pipe obstructions to break them apart and wash them down the drain.
In some cases, the drain clogs may be intense or very severe, at that time a plumber might resort to using hydro jet equipment to dislodge the clogs. Hydro jet equipment uses pressurized water to free clogs and buildup.
Hydro jetting is usually a plumber’s proffered solution when there is mineral deposit buildup or if you have clogged pipes. If you have hard water in your home because of mineral deposits, the need for hydro jetting would be more likely.
Schedule Drain Cleaning with All Utah Plumbing
If you’d like to learn more about drain cleaning or schedule drain cleaning for your home, contact us at any time to get more information on our services. We have an expert team of plumbers who specialize in fixing homes and taking care of all your plumbing needs.
Our experts can offer valuable solutions and service and also quick delivery time, with work timelines that can range from a few hours or within a day, based on the nature of damage and scope of work. This can be determined during a home inspection.
Contact us for further details, or if you’d like to book a home inspection for your homes plumbing health.