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!