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Drain Cleaning FAQ’s

Drain Cleaning

Clogged drains can be a common challenge in any household. Let’s look at some of the main questions asked when it comes to drain cleaning from why it is important, to how to get your drain cleaned.

What Causes a Drain to Get Clogged?

There are a couple of possible causes that relate to outdoor and indoor blockages. Outside drain blockages are mostly caused by a buildup of dead leaves or even tree roots that grow into the drain system. Indoor blockages on the other hand can be caused by various materials or even certain objects that have been flushed down the drain. Too much toilet paper can easily clog up a drain. In some instances, drain pipes can break or erode which can also lead to a block-age.

How Often Should You Get Your Drains Cleaned?

Professionals recommend that you get your drains tested and cleaned every 2 years. This will help to help to prevent serious drain blockages and will also keep your drain clean. Regular drain clearing also avoids buildup from forming in your pipes, and helps to put a stop to any potential odors or leaks as well.

How are Drains Cleaned?

There are many methods used to clean drains. These range from pouring hot water down a drain, to removing potential hair buildup. There are also many drain cleaning products that you can try on the market. For smelly drains, baking soda can work well to help eliminate bad odors. When the blockage is more complicated most people reach for the wire coat hanger trick. This is absolutely not recommended as it can easily result in damaging your pipes. Rather avoid disas-ter and entrust your drain clearing to a professional, by calling in a qualified plumber from our team at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.

What Tools are Used to Clear Drains Professionally?

When you call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, a comprehensive drain inspection will be carried out. If required, we can do a video inspection of your drain to see exactly what the problem is. Then a few different tools can be used to clear your drain. A common drain cleaning technique is called hydro jetting. This is when water is used as a high pressure of about 4000 PSI to clear out your drain. Drain snakes are also commonly used to clear drains. These are long flexible cables that can rotate around the corners of your drains. These cables can effectively remove blockages in your drain. Other tools include sink machines as well as mechanized drum machines which help remove tough blockages.

What About the Clean Up?

When using a reputable plumbing company such as Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, you can rest assured that your home will be left in great shape after your drains have been cleared. We use shoe covers and work mats to protect surface areas, and perform a thorough clean-up of the work area. We will also do a follow up with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the work that was carried out.

At the end of the day, make sure that your drains are maintained and cleaned regularly to avoid costly repairs. Wheth-er you try and clean them yourself or call in the professionals, you will ensure an easy flowing, healthy drain system for years to come.