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What Are Signs You Need Drain Cleaning?
When people think of cleaning their drains, their minds generally jump to the conclusion that the drain is clogged. This is not necessarily the only reason that calls for drain cleaning, although it is a common sign of drain trouble.
Other signs that your drain line should be cleaned include strange smells emanating from the drain itself, decreased water pressure from the tap, or overflowing water or waste from a sink or toilet. These are situations that can easily be avoided, as long as proper maintenance is performed.
What Are The Types of Drain Cleaning Methods?
Our process begins with an inspection of the various problems faced by the property owner, this is followed by one of our extensive team of technicians inserting a camera into the drains to identify the blocked area and determine how best to proceed. In the past, a blocked drain meant a snake would be used to pierce a hole in the drain to allow a small amount of wastewater to pass through the blockage and keep the waste moving through the drain.
To solve the basic clogged drain problem, we will use a drain snake to latch onto any blockages and fish them out. The snake is pushed through the drain line until it reaches the blockage, removing it. A drain snake is a long and agile device, which can fit into even the smallest of pipes.
How Often Should You Clean Your Drains?
Regular drain inspections and cleanings are recommended every three years or so. Proper maintenance is key to extending the life of your pipe system. Turning to drain cleaners bought at the store can actually hurt your pipes. This is why professional drain cleaning is recommended to ensure that your pipes are maintained using the safest methods.
What Are Signs You Need Drain Repairs?
It’s important to keep your drainage system in good shape. It’s what keeps your home clean, safe and without water build-up. A broken drainage mechanism can be caused by corrosion, breaks, clogs or root damage.
When you notice signs such as consistent clogging or foul odors throughout the house, it’s time for a drain repair. Water becomes backed up and you’ll see slow drains in showers, sinks, and toilets. A single clog usually means there’s something blocking the pipe, but a series of clogs is telling you there’s a fix to be made.
Do you see wet spots and pools of water in your yard? What about in the basement? Be cautious about water building up or staining both inside and outside the house.
Drain repairs can prevent serious damage to your home. Even if the problem originates with the municipal system, it’s still smart to bring in the professionals to limit the damage to your home.