Spring is here, is your drain and sewer system ready? Part of maintenance in many a business or home is periodic drain cleaning. Failing to perform this task can lead to hardened clogs in drain pipes and may even cause leaking or broken plumbing. By learning how to select the best drain cleaning service, avoiding this issue should be achievable. Quality of service, variety of tools and equipment, and knowing the causes of drain clogs, can help you make decisions so that your drain and sewer system is ready for another year.
Quality and Variety in Drain Cleaning Service
Quality drain cleaning companies can perform a variety of services to help clean sewer lines and prevent clogging of drains. One common method utilized is snaking the pipe, where a long metal coil is inserted to remove the clog. Having a variety of different sized and types of machines is important as each drain system has different sizes of pipes and various bends. Chemical disincorporation is another common method of removing clogs and is especially useful for a residue based issue such as with grease, hair, or wax clogs.
Quality service is important, since improper drain cleaning can shorten the lifespan of your plumbing. In addition poor service the first time can cause leaks directly after the treatment itself, and create needless call-backs for follow up service. Careful and tedious attention to detail is necessary to achieve successful drain cleaning. That means using the right tools, the right machine, and spending a few extra minutes to ensure the clog was completely removed.
Causes of Drain Clogging Issues
The causes of drain clogs that require drain cleaning are far and wide. One common cause is the accumulation of hair such as in a shower or sink. Since hair does not degrade, it may slow the drainage and allow other items to collect in the drain as well. Ignoring such a problem can cause future issues, as the clog may settle further down in the pipe, making it more costly to remove. Grease in a kitchen sink is another common cause of clogging. Although grease may appear to be a liquid in the sink water, it may solidify during drainage.
A less apparent cause of drain clogs is tree roots. Tree roots are attracted to pipes due to their nutrient-rich waste water. If you know you have recurring root problems, it is always best to clean out root growth before you have a stoppage. Attending to a root issue while a drain is still flowing is less costly, less aggravating, and an easier stoppage to clear. It also means you will not suffer any property damage or “down time”.
Contact Balkan Sewer & Drain Cleaning if you have any questions about selecting the best drain cleaning service. The drain cleaning professionals at Balkan Drain Cleaning are available to handle your spring maintenance issues.