When you have a slow or stopped drain, you may try to do anything you can to get it working like normal. Unfortunately for many homeowners, that means using toxic drain cleaning chemicals that may have adverse health effects for some people and are actually largely ineffective. In fact, these chemicals can damage the lining of your pipes, leading to costly plumbing repair.
So what are the right steps to take to clean your drains? First, try using a household plunger to loosen the blockage. But if this doesn’t work, professional drain cleaning is always your best bet. Professionals, like the plumbers at Ace Pelizon Plumbing, rely on advanced tools to ensure clogs are gone and that further blockage does not threaten your pipes. Let’s take a look at some of the tools professionals use for drain cleaning.
The drain auger is a long wire, usually with a coiled end, that can reach into pipes and latch onto large clogs and pull them out through the drain. In some cases, drain augers, also known as drain snakes, may have separate attachments that can instead break up tough clogs so they can move down the drain with ease with the rest of the wastewater. These drain snakes may be operated by hand or they may be motorized, reaching deep into the pipes to get to clogs that are nowhere near the drain opening.
With hydrojetting, plumbers use a long, thin hose to distribute water through the pipes at a very high pressure. This blasts clogs through the plumbing system and into the sewer, but it can also help take care of any sludge or grease stuck onto the insides of pipes. It may even get rid of tree roots which have infiltrated your pipes, one of the most common threats to water and sewer lines.
Video Pipe Inspection
No drain cleaning service would be complete without video pipe inspection to ensure your pipes are cleared and no further problems threaten your plumbing. With this service, a thin cable is fed through the pipes, and a plumber views the live video footage to ensure your pipes are clean and that there are no additional problems such as leaks or corrosion.
Professional drain cleaning is an important service for those with clogs or those who just want to keep their pipes in good condition and avoid repairs. For professional drain cleaning service in Pasadena, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!