Drain Cleaning Woes
Do it yourself projects can be fun, interesting, and challenging. However, if you do not have the right tools and equipment some project could be more problematic than necessary. This is often the case with drain cleaning. Instead of going at it alone, it is best to hire a local plumber experienced in drain cleaning, leak detection, and slab leak repair. Let’s see why.
Some over the counter drain cleaners use strong acids to clear away blockages in plumbing. Although, most products use chemical reactions that do not harm piping, they are not good for the environment. Additionally, do it yourself drain cleaning products can not clear plumbing as effectively as cleaning rods (snakes) or hydro jetting.
Renting a snake for drain cleaning is only effective if you know what you are doing. If you have little experience in using a cable to clear a line, you’ll probably be in for long day. A word of caution: if there is a large build up of sludge and other blockage items, a cable or snake will most likely unblock the line temporarily. It rarely breaks up all of the buildup found in pipes. When working on certain drains like kitchens, cabling should be combined with another technique called hydro jetting.
Most professional plumbers offer hydro jetting with their service. Hydro jetting is the use of a highly pressurize liquids that dislodge heavy greases and sludge in pipes. After cabling clears a hole in the blockage, hydro jets can force out the remaining buildup and ensure free flowing plumbing.
Would you like to see what is exactly going on in your plumbing? Blue Planet offers camera inspections that pins points your drain problem. Cleaning your drain doesn’t have to be an expensive do-it-yourself project. Look into our monthly specials for a discount that could change the way you look at drain cleaning.