What Is Drain Cleaning?

Drain cleaning is a service that clears any buildups or clogs in the drains or pipes with methods like hydro jetting. It can be done as a preventative measure to prevent clogs from forming and as a repair method to unclog pipes or drains. This post will discuss the most common drain cleaning methods and signs that it’s needed.

Common Signs of a Clog

In order to prevent clogged pipes (and the inconveniences and potential water damage these can lead to), homeowners need to watch for the signs that indicate the sewer line is clogged and needs clearing. Common signs include:

  • Water drains slowly or takes longer than usual to empty from sinks, showers, or tubs.
  • Foul or unpleasant odors are coming from drains. This can be due to trapped food, grease, or other items.
  • Gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from the drains.
  • Water or sewage is backing up or overflowing from drains.
  • Puddles of water forming around drains or in the yard can indicate that water is not draining correctly.

Drain Snake

drain snake

Drain snaking or augering, is a common method used to clear clogs. It involves using a tool called a drain snake or drain auger. Also called a plumber’s snake, it is a flexible cable with a coiled or hooked end that is inserted into the drain or pipe until it reaches the point of the blockage to break up and dislodge the clog.

Drain snaking is typically adequate for more minor clogs but may not be as effective for tough sewer line clogs deep in the system. They are also not the right choice for prevention, as they don’t clear all the debris on pipe walls that can form a clog in the future.

Hydro Jetting

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Hydro jetting is a powerful and effective method to clear stubborn and severe clogs from sewer lines. It involves using high-pressure water sprayed out of a special nozzle to clean the interior of the pipes and remove blockages. As the water jet continues to move through the pipe, it effectively cleans the entire inner surface, removing any remaining residue or buildup along the way. This helps improve the drainage system’s overall flow and functionality and prevents clogs.

Hydro jetting is highly effective for clearing tough clogs and restoring proper flow in drains and sewer lines. However, due to the high-pressure nature of the process, it’s essential to have hydro jetting performed by experienced professionals to avoid any potential damage to the pipes.

About Royal Flush: Next Gen Pipelining

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