The Process Of Drain Cleaning: Drain Cleaning 101

The process of drain cleaning is a fairly simple task when dealing with various clogs. However, there are a few ways to successfully unclog and clean your drains.

Drain Inspection

Generally, drainage systems will clog because there is a buildup in the drain, typically:

  • Food
  • Debris
  • Grease
  • Or Hair

Another common culprit is mineral buildup in the pipes resulting from hard water (but that’s another issue). It’s important to inspect the drain and consider possible reasons for the clog. Perhaps you put food in your sink instead of throwing it in the trash, or maybe you let hair go down your drain instead of clearing it out. In many cases, there is a simple reason behind the clog.

Clog Removal

After you identify the clog, it’s time to remove it. You can start by pouring hot water down your drain and following it up with equal parts baking soda and vinegar. Cover the drain and let it sit for 25 minutes, then pour hot water again to clear away the clog. You can also use a plunger to get rid of clogs!

Motorized Drain Augers or Hydro-Jetter

If you call a plumber to unclog your drain, they will either use a motorized drain auger or hydro-jetter method.

The drain auger is a device with a long metal coil that snakes into drains. Plumbers rotate the coil to break down trapped material.

The hydro-jetter method is a hose with a 360-degree directional nozzle that a plumber will insert into the drain. High-pressure water will blast through the nozzle and clear away clogged debris. This method is effective for cleaning drainpipe walls.

Why Choose a Professional Drain Cleaning Service?

Though many homeowners unclog drains themselves, you may wonder, “Why should I choose a professional drain cleaning service?” Well, you should choose a sewer drain cleaning service because it reduces your chances of frequent clogs. By removing debris with specialized tools and technology, professional services make it hard for debris to build up again.

After reading this drain cleaning 101 guide, we hope you understand the process of drain cleaning better. If you’re interested in professional drain cleaning services, you should contact Sewer Renewal Specialist. With the latest fiber-optic technology and a team of experts, we can successfully clear your drains!

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