It’s no secret that a severely clogged drain can cause a whole lot of problems inside your home. Not only does it mess up the plumbing and your ability to use certain appliances and fixtures, but you may also need costly repairs if you let it go on too long.
Some of the most common signs of a clogged drain include slow draining pipes, foul odors around your drains, gurgling pipes and higher water bills. To remove clogs from your drains, it’s always best to seek the help of a licensed plumber because they will have all the latest tools and equipment, as well as troubleshooting abilities the average homeowner doesn’t possess.
Here are some of the most common drain cleaning methods used by professional plumbers and how they work to clear out your drains.
One powerful method that professional plumbers use is called spin casting. It is used to handle serious blockages like tree roots, sludge and grease that are causing problems. This method differs from standard snaking in that it uses expanding chain knockers that reach the same size as the sewer pipe, then spin through the line to clean the pipe walls thoroughly. Traditional snaking pokes holes in the blockage to allow water to flow but isn’t nearly as thorough as spin casting.
Traditional Sectional Machines
Traditional sectional machines also use a spinning action to scour the inside of the pipe, but they are sectioned to treat a specific length of pipe. The cables typically come in lengths of 7 ½ or 15 feet and they are coupled together to meet the needs of the job. The sectional machine drives the cable through a clutch and into the pipe and it can run forward or in reverse. The cables can go around bends in the pipes quite easily to clear out long sections of pipe, if needed.
Hydrojetting is also known as water jetting or just jetting. It is a drain cleaning method that uses water to clear our stubborn clogs and get your plumbing running smoothly again. With hydrojetting, high-pressure streams of water are shot into the pipe to remove blockages and clean the insides of the pipes. Hydrojetting has several benefits when compared to some traditional drain cleaning methods, including:
The power to remove virtually any type of clog
It’s important to remember to take action as soon as you notice the signs of a drain clog because you really have no way of knowing how long it’s been building or how deep the problem goes.
If you’ve noticed any of the signs of a drain clog and want professional plumbing help, we can take care of it for you and get your drains working smoothly again. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.