Every time you use the shower, laundry machine, toilet, or any other plumbing fixture, the water gets flushed through a network of pipes which all link to your sewer main. Because all of your drains are connected through this network, a problem with one drain can affect any or all of your other home drains. In severe cases, such as when a drain or sewer main become clogged, the waste water will not be able to exit and will back up out of the lowest drains – leading to unhygienic messes. Clogged and coated drain pipes need to be cleaned by a professional plumber or your plumbing system will be unusable. With professional and knowledgeable licensed plumbers, Coastal Plumbing Aliso Viejo makes drain cleaning services fast and affordable.
Signs You Need Drain Cleaning Services
All of your drains are connected in one network of pipes. A clog deep in this system (as opposed to a localized clog, such as a wad of hair stuck in a shower drain) will affect multiple drains since water won’t be able to exit the drainage system. In addition to clogs, buildup within the pipes can cause drainage problems, such as when the pipes get coated from corrosion, hard water, or years of debris flowing through them. Some of the signs that your drain pipes need to be cleaned include:
• Poor water flow (drains take a long time to drain)
• Frequent clogs
• Clogs in multiple drains
• Water coming out of basement drain
• Gurgling sounds/air bubbles in toilet
• Strange reactions when using plumbing, like water coming out of the shower drain when you use the laundry machine
• Drain backups (waste water coming out of drains)
Simple drain clogs (hard masses stuck in a single drain) are usually cleared with a drain snake, rooter, or auger. When we talk about drain cleaning services however, it is usually referring to hydro jetting, a process which cleans all the debris out of your entire drainage system so waste water can flow again.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is similar to power washing in that it uses a very powerful blast of water to remove debris. To clean within your drainage system, the hydro jet has a hose-like design and jets on the end which blast out the water. Depending on the application (type of pipes, residential vs. commercial, etc), hydro jetting may be done at PSIs ranging from 4,000 to 60,000.
In residential drainage systems, hydro jetting is very effective in removing buildup and clogs within the pipes, including hair, grease, oil, scale, and silt.
Hydro jetting is often done routinely as part of commercial plumbing maintenance, especially in restaurants where food debris can quickly coat and clog drain pipes. However, homeowners could also benefit from regular hydro jetting services. Not only will the hydro jetting remove and prevent clogs, but it can help the pipes last longer by removing debris like hard water which could contribute to corrosion.
The major benefit of hydro jetting is that it is non-invasive: even pipes deep within walls can be cleaned without having to open them up. Hydro jetting is also eco-friendly as it requires no chemicals. It is fast and affordable, and also very effective.
It must be noted that hydro jetting should only be performed by a professional. If hard clogs are present in the drainage system (such as tree roots in sewer pipes), they first must be broken up with a rooter or auger. Also, the plumber will need to inspect the condition of the pipes before performing hydro jetting. If the pipes are old and badly corroded, they might not be able to withstand the pressure from hydro jetting.
Your Reliable Partner for Drain Cleaning Services in Aliso Viejo
Coastal Plumbing Aliso Viejo is a leading plumbing company which proudly serves the local community. Our team consists of experienced licensed plumbers who have helped thousands of residents and business owners with drain cleaning services. Our expertise and equipment means that we can get drain cleaning services done faster and save you money.
Contact us today to get an estimate for drain cleaning services. We look forward to working with you!
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