Being A Drain Unclogger Is Not Ideal For The DIY Fanatic

Being A Drain Unclogger Is Not Ideal For The DIY Fanatic

A knowledgeable drain unclogger understands all types of plumbing connections. This is regardless of the materials, and specific design. They also understand that drain lines are subject to clogging. Everyday usage causes wear and tear, and sediment build up. This means that regular maintenance is mandatory to keep wastewater running and flowing properly to the right direction. Any overflow or backup are indications a severe condition has already occurred. In some cases, drain pipe replacement is the only plausible remedy. That occurs in about 1 in 10 cases. The good thing is that you can prevent most costly repairs by performing regular maintenance to check for early symptoms and issues.  Some conditions, such as slow drainage or gurgling sounds from the drain, are the early warning signs of clogging. A clogged drain is probably the most common plumbing issue of them all. The DIY (dot-it-yourself) problem  With the Internet available as a guide that provides a seemingly unlimited source of knowledge, every plumbing issue may appear as DIY-friendly. For a while now, most notably in the United States, there has been a DIY craze on all sorts of household disciplines including plumbing. It is as if everybody thinks that plumbing issues are never too difficult that they require professional. There is nothing wrong with DIY plumbing. As long as you know what you are doing, and are equipped with the right tools for the jobs. The biggest concern with DIY is that people make use of simple equipment – designed to tackle simple tasks – to handle more complex jobs. While in some very few cases basic tools can...
Remedy And Prevent A Basement Drain Backing Up

Remedy And Prevent A Basement Drain Backing Up

Walking downstairs and seeing a basement drain backing up, with a pond of dirty water, is the nightmare of every homeowner. Drains in the basement floor are often forgotten and neglected until water begins to gurgle back up instead of flowing out as it should. A basement drain backing up is also one the most difficult clogs to diagnose, as water seeks the lowest level to escape. Therefore, the source of the clog may is usually not the basement floor drain itself. Thankfully basement drain backups are fixable by a knowledgeable sewer and drain cleaning contractor. Water backing up into the basement from the basement drain usually indicates an obstruction, but that obstruction can be virtually at any point in your home drainage system. That’s why calling a professional drain service is so important. There are several different types of drains in a basement such as: In-floor drains Bathroom systems with toilet and sink drains Kitchen drains for the sink and dishwasher Drains for other appliances such as laundry washing machines Finding the clog causing the basement to swim in dirty water is often difficult. Water under pressure is constantly seeking the lowest and easiest way of escaping. This means that a clog in the washing machine drain could result in water coming out of the floor drain. This deception makes diagnosing the clog difficult but not impossible. In other cases a main house sewer clog will result in a basement drain backing up. Unless the point of a clog is pin pointed, opening the wrong clean out can result in a flood of sewer water. Clearing a basement...
Many Causes Of Basement Flooding Can Be Prevented

Many Causes Of Basement Flooding Can Be Prevented

Basement flooding can be a devastating event if you are a homeowner. For many people, a basement is more than just a storage room where you can store old valuables or unused items. If you are among the people that live in a densely populated area, you probably also use your basement as a living space. This “underground room” of your home has probably been transformed. Maybe you use it as an entertainment room, or possibly a small DIY workshop in your home. Regardless of how you use your basement, it is still located below  ground level. This means that water damage from basement flooding is more likely than any other portion of your house. Basement flooding is a more common risk in rainy areas, during the wet season. But where there is a high water table, or poor drainage, also pose threats of flooding. Your basement can also get flooded in other areas as well. More frequent extreme and unpredictable weather conditions are the new norm. The main causes of basement flooding and their solutions are as follows. A Flash Rainstorm Can Cause Basement Flooding Main drain lines from both residential and commercial buildings are connected to public sewer facility. In normal condition, wastewater treatment system can handle huge loads of water and recycle them back into the nature as fresh clean supply. In the event of flash rainstorm, even a big public sewer facility can overload, causing a condition called surcharged. Large volume of water enters the facility in rapid rate; when the system cannot cope with the volume, water flows back through main drain line into...
Gurgling Drains Are A Sure Sign You Have Sewer Problems

Gurgling Drains Are A Sure Sign You Have Sewer Problems

Gurgling drains should not be a present if you have a normal and fully functioning plumbing system. Drain lines should not make any gurgling sound when you drain or flush wastewater down the pipe. This type of noise happens frequently, and is very common in many houses. However, you may mistakenly think that gurgling sounds are a part of how a drain system works. In reality, a gurgling noise is one of the most easily noticeable early signs of a pipe blockage. If your drains create this gurgling noise, it is because water cannot flow freely inside the pipe. When you flush down an amount of waste water, the air in front of this water moves forward and creates a vacuum behind it. In a normal drain line the will water flow fast enough, with no blockage present, to allow the air in the pipe to find its way into the pipe behind the water. If a partial blockage exists, air struggles to flow right in. It must flow past the water for the drain to work, hence gurgling drains. An easy way to understand the cause of gurgling drains is to read the following simple example. The same principle applies when you stick one end of a straw into a glass of water. If you cover the other end of the straw with your finger and lift it up, the water inside the straw will not drain out. There is no air to replace the water, so it stays where it is inside the straw, seemingly defying gravity. If you partially block the straw, it results in a...
Slow Drains: How To Get Rid Of Your Drain Annoyance

Slow Drains: How To Get Rid Of Your Drain Annoyance

All water fixtures in your house are designed for smooth and relatively quick draining. Used water has to be removed quickly, or a host of issues will arise. A ring around your sink is the least of them. All plumbing fixtures are connected to a main drain line, through which water will eventually flow out of your house to wastewater treatment system. At some point in life, however, your plumbing’s drain system in your house will have issues, such as slow drains. Slow drains means that water does not flow through the wastewater pipes as quickly as it should. This will lead to more serious problems, unless properly repaired. What is a sign of a slow drain? When water does not flow down your sewer line quickly enough, you may notice some unusual gurgling sounds from inside the drain pipe. Gurgling sounds can come out from the toilet, bathtub, shower, kitchen sink, and basically any water fixture. The easiest explanation is that when waste water flows against any obstruction inside the pipe, it bumps around, and traps air that creates the disturbing gurgling noises. If not treated immediately, gurgling sounds will get worse and turn into water backup issues. Another example of a slow Plumbing systems are designed to drain water from a fixture, just as quickly as water enters the fixture. So if you have to turn your faucet or shower off during use, just to let the water drain out, you have a slow drain. This is an annoyance you should take the time to remedy Causes of slow drains Slow drains are indeed not the worse...
A Hydro Jetter Saves You When Other Sewer Drain Tools Fail

A Hydro Jetter Saves You When Other Sewer Drain Tools Fail

A hydro jetter may just be the best piece of sewer cleaning equipment ever invented. Let us help you to understand it by first by explaining how it works. The basic principle of a hydro jetter is similar to that of pressure washer used to clean heavy equipment, or for industrial purposes. Both pieces of equipment use highly pressurized water to get rid of any physical object in its way. As a pressure washer is used as a cleaning machine for walls, floors, and open areas. A hydro jetter is used for enclosed spaces, such as inside a sewer pipe. The standard configuration of a hydro jetter unit includes a pump, motor, hose, and an assortment of nozzles. It also needs adequate supply of water, in the form of a holding tank. The motor has a control panel to fine-tune the amount of water pressure sent through the hose and nozzle. As pressurized water comes out of the specially designed nozzle, it flows right through all sorts of clogs. It routinely clears out leaves, grease, rust, soap, dirt, and tree roots. Pressure and Flow Rate of a Hydro Jetter Pressurized water is much more reliable and environmentally friendly for unclogging blockages in sewer pipes compared to chemicals. Professional operators can dial the right settings for flow rate, water pressure, and choose the correct nozzle. This allows the operator to get the most effective cleaning action along the inside of the sewer pipe. The correct nozzle plays an important role in determining the direction of water flow from the hose. Some nozzles can spray water all around the inside the...
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