Clogs in your home can happen anytime because of assorted objects you send down the drains. The grease and oil that you use in your kitchen can easily create a clog even if there is a garbage disposal. The bathroom drain has a difficult job dealing with soap, lotion, toothpaste, falling hair and dirt that clogs the sink, shower and bathtub in the bathroom.
The best thing to do is to render a routine drain cleaning service to make your plumbing system functional all the times. Some homes have floor drains that can be found in basements, laundry rooms, patios and garages to remove any flow of unwanted water.
How a drain cleaning service works:
- A special tool that plumbing professionals use nowadays is a video camera for pipe inspection. It’s a small camera that is attached to a long wire inserted into your plumbing system. It is used to see the volume of dirt that your drains have, and to find the cause of the clog.
- When the location of the clog is pinpointed precisely, the cleaning process begins. An effective method of cleaning the drains called “hydrojetting” uses intense water pressure to blow any debris causing the clog. This technique is an affordable way of clearing out your drain lines effectively than replacing the drain lines which is more expensive.
- After the drain cleaning service, the video camera tool is used again to inspect the pipe. This is to ensure that any clogs in your drains are removed, and the pipes will continue to work for a longer period of time.
What you should know in DIY drain cleaning:
Drain cleaners that you can buy in hardware stores are only effective in removing clogs near the drain. Harsh chemicals can damage your drains if used in the wrong way. They can even be health hazards if too much application is done, or an accident occurs. The tools that you use to unclog a drain often cause more damage than you expect causing an immediate replacement of pipes. You can spend more in DIY drain cleaning when you can’t solve the problem by yourself, and lead to more damages.
Now that you’re fully aware of the risks involved in the DIY method of dealing with your drain clogs, it’s more practical to call a reputable plumbing company that offers flat rate on materials and labor to do the drain cleaning service safely and effectively.