Cleaning Drains At Home
For cleaning drains in your home caused by blocks and clogs, plumbers everywhere would give you the one same piece of advise and that is to not use store bought chemicals for cleaning your drains.
Although it’s fine to use a sink plunger or a simple hand crank drain snake to attempt to remove a simple clog, you might fave a few problems especially when it isn’t done right.
1. You may not be able to break through a tough clog this way
2. Neither a plunger nor a hand crank drain will give you a long term solution for the clogging and slow drain problems. What’s worse is that the clog would be likely to return.
When you have clogs or slow drains in your house it is best to call a professional plumber to take care of the job and let them do what they do best. Licensed plumbers use the best equipment available to provide true drain cleaning that not only unplugs your drains, but makes it difficult for them to plug back up again.
Equipment Used by Plumbers
Motorized drain augers
These devices are also known as motorized drain snakes, and are a more powerful version of the simple manual drain snakes that you would use at home. The auger consists of a long metal coil that snakes down into a drain until it reaches the obstruction. A motor rotates the coil so it drills down into the clog and breaks it up. This is one of the fastest ways to clear out even the most obstinate clogs. Only experienced plumbers should operate a motorized drain auger, otherwise it could cause damage to the drainpipe.
A hydro-jetter allows a plumber to break through a clog and also provide a thorough scouring of the inside of the drainpipe. The device consists of a hose with a 360° directional nozzle at the end. The plumber inserts the hose deep down into the drain, and then high-pressure water blasts out the nozzle to clean out all parts of the drain. The pressure is enough to completely wash away all debris clinging to the drainpipe walls, making it hard for debris to build up again. Hydro-jetting is potentially dangerous if used incorrectly, so always leave the job to a professional plumber.
Efficiency of Plumbers for Pipe and Drain Cleaning
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 a 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.