Residential Drain Cleaning
Serving the Greater Portland OR Area
Over time, materials that accompany your draining wastewater and sewage have a tendency to build up in your pipes and form clogs. These materials include food debris from kitchen sinks, hair and paper from bathroom drains, and anything else that finds its way down your home’s drain pipes. Once a partial clog begins to form in your home’s plumbing, you will notice slow draining water, foul smells, and eventually the backing up of water around your drain openings. If you’ve discovered any of the symptoms of a clogged drain in your home then you should contact a professional plumbing service for residential drain cleaning today.
Types of Residential Drain Cleaning
There are several types of drains in and around your home which may become clogged and require cleaning. Drains running from your kitchen include sinks, dishwashers and food dispensers, and even ice makers; all of which are prone to clogging over several years of regular use. Drains that connect your bathroom to your home’s primary sewer line are particularly prone to clogging.
Toilets, showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks are all fitted with piping designed to carry debris out from your home, but eventually they are likely to become clogged if not regularly serviced. There are also drains in your home’s basement or laundry area for washing machines and other appliances to drain into, and drains outside of your home that collect water from roof gutters and flooded yards. Any type of drain that’s become clogged will be slow to drain or fail to drain at all. The sooner you contact a licensed plumber, the easier your clog is likely to be to remove.
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How Drain Cleaning Works
Professional plumbing services often employ the use of an auger or drain snake to remove stubborn clogs and clear drains. By feeding one of these bladed instruments down your home’s drain openings, a plumber can make contact with any clogging material. The material is then cut and forced down the drain or attached to and pulled back up with the auger or snake removal. Sometimes augers fixed with cameras are used to help determine the location of the clog and the best method for its removal.
Sometimes, a cable such as a snake is not capable of taking care of clearing drains. It does not have the ability to clear build-up on the inside walls of a pipe. This is when residential jetting comes in. Jetting is like pressure washing the interior walls of pipes, it uses high pressured water to clear build-up in your pipes preventing future blockages. Jetting requires an inspection of pipes prior to the service. It’s not recommended for this service to be done on pipes that are weak or damaged, as it can damage them further. A professional should be contacted if you are looking to have jetting done. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.