Drain cleaning is a critical plumbing service for anyone suffering from a serious drain clog inside their home. Over the course of several years, thick sludge can harden on the insides of your pipes, causing the pipes to become narrower and narrower. After a while, nothing will be able to get through, and you may even see materials coming back out, which is why having access to a good plumber is so important.
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How Drains Become Clogged
Household drains usually become clogged because the people using them allow items that shouldn’t be in there to get rinsed down. Depending on where the clog occurs, this may include:
- Cooking grease
- Pieces of food
- Excess paper
- Pieces of soap
- Small toys and jewelry
It’s plain to see that most of these can be prevented with more diligent drain habits, so if you find that your drains become clogged more often than you’d like, let everyone in the house know what can and can’t go down the drains and you may notice a positive difference.
Outside the house, tree roots are a common cause of clogged drains that you don’t have control over. When they grow into a pipe and block off the opening, it can be nearly impossible for anything to get through, so make sure you call for help to get it sorted out.
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Drain Cleaning Methods and When They’re Used
When you have a clogged drain, you’d assume that a handy drain cleaner will solve the problem, but that may not the case. Fortunately, there are several proven drain cleaning methods that can help to get rid of those pesky clogs. At Bud’s Plumbing & Repair, we use nothing but the best and latest equipment to deliver excellent results to all our clients. Our team will always consider the scope and nature of the drain problem to determine the best drain cleaning method.
Snakes and Augers
When in the right hands and used properly, snakes and augers can clear up clogs to avoid plumbing emergencies. Drain snaking is often used to fix clogged sinks and toilets. Snaking works well when clearing up minor blockages such as tissue, hair, and breaking up bigger debris. Our technicians will often use snakes in conjunction with augers and other equipment to clear up blockages quickly and restore proper flow.
Hydro jetting is a modern drain cleaning technique that involves using a high-pressure stream of water to clean drains. It is critical that this method is performed by a professional only and cannot be used on pipes that are not strong enough to withstand the pressure.
To Call or Not to Call
When you have a clogged drain, there is often a lot of “should I or shouldn’t I” self-talk that takes place before you actually make the call. Many homeowners don’t as if the thought of paying for a service call if it turns out they could have cleared the drain themselves. A good rule to follow is if you’ve tried to clear the drain with a plunger and you’ve had no luck, and then call for professional help. A plumber will come in and not only clear away the clog, but also perform a bigger inspection that will let you know the status of your pipes, and if any clogs are possible in the near future.