Drain Cleaning Solutions to Plumbing Blockages

Posted By The Eco Plumbers

28 Apr. 2017

Do you find that your drains regularly back up and clog or run slowly? Have you needed to constantly snake your drains because of another plumbing issue? Your drain lines may be clogged and you may be surprised to learn that traditional clog-removing techniques may not be enough to get the job done. Instead of temporarily fixing the issue, consider calling a Columbus plumber who can help solve the issue for good by cleaning your drains, as well as unclogging or clearing them.

Why Clean Your Drains?

Should you worry about cleaning your drain pipes? They’re just going to get dirty anyway, right? Yes, you should, because the last thing to clog up a drain is rarely what’s at fault for the issue. Most drain clogs are the result of sludge and other debris accumulating over time, gradually slowing the water before finally blocking it completely. This sludge is usually comprised of a nasty mixture of soap scum, grease, hair, food, and other waste that has accumulated in your home’s various drain lines. When this debris gets lodged, it tends to grab onto other bits of things, which allows the blockage to grow and grow over time.

Methods of clearing blockages at the top of your home’s drainage system are familiar to most home owners, but they have their downsides. Using a plumbing snake can poke a hole through a blockage or remove part of it, but rarely takes care of the whole issue. Chemical drain cleaners may be totally ineffective, are highly toxic, and risk corroding your pipes, which weakens them and can lead to more expensive and extensive repairs in the future.

How We Clean—and Clear—Your Drains

There are two main technologies that plumbers use to clean pipes and clear main sewer drains. The first is called power rodding. This technology runs flexible metal cable down your drain pipes. A motorized cleaning head with razor-sharp teeth sized to the exact width of your pipes is attached to the end. The teeth then cut through blockages and sludge, eviscerating and dislodging them. Your pipes are then flushed using a strong force of water, which is much less stressful on pipes and particularly beneficial for homes with older pipes in them.

The second method is the current state-of-the-art in drain clearing, known as hydro jetting. In this method, a specialized conical-shaped cleaning head is pushed down your main sewer line while being fed a stream of water under immensely high pressure (up to 60,000 PSI). This pressurized water is blasted out of the front of the cone, where it obliterates clogs of many types, including tree roots. The process then flushes the pulverized material out using more water jets, sending it down your lines and into the sewer. While this process is lethal on clogs, it’s harmless to your main line pipes. Hydro jetting results in drain pipes that are clean—and clear—for years to come.

When you need your drains cleaned or unclogged, call The Eco Plumbers for high-quality service! Our experts and skilled technicians can provide you with effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to all of your serious plumbing problems. With upfront pricing, highly-trained professional service, and personalized warranty programs for all of our services, you can trust that our team will get the job done right the first time. We even offer 24/7 emergency services because we recognize that not all plumbing problems happen during normal business hours.

If you are dealing with slow or clogged drains, call The Eco Plumbers today at (614) 401-4777 and schedule a plumbing inspection or receive a service estimate!

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