Drain Cleaning: Clogged Drains, Snaking and/or Hydro-Jetting

 

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Clogging in Your Toilet?, Bathroom?, Shower?, Sink?, or Drains?

Do You See Clogging In Your Kitchen Drain or Kitchen Sink? 

Clogging in your drains are early signs of blockage and points to potential downstream problems in your drains and sewer.  So, don't ignore it! Call Us? 

 

We are experts in solving clogging, drains (drain cleaning) and sewer cleanout and maintenance. We have specialized equipment and trained personnel to solve your problem, the same day. If your problem should involve sewer line repair, we can handle it using our Trench-less replacement approach and you will face least disturbance to your landcsape and structures. 

 

 

Clogging (Bath & Kitchen: Sinks, Showers, Tub or Floor Drains)

 

Clogging is when you see "Standing Water" in your sink, bathroom, floor drains or shower. This is caused by a blockage. Dirt, grease, hair, food waste, hygiene products and sludge can build up in pipes creating a grotesque and impassable barrier that suffocates your plumbing and keeps waste from leaving your home.

 

When this happens, the common list of complaints are

Kitchen: Kitchen sink is blocked? Kitchen sink is clogging? kitchen sink is draining slowly? 

Bathroom: my drains need clean out? bathroom sink is clogged? floor drains are clogged? Shower / bathtub is clogging and backing up, Toilets are clogging and filling.

 

We know your drains are clogged! You are hearing gurgling noises, smell foul odors in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry areas, and toilets, showers, or sinks and experiencing issues like backups, and overflows. Assuming you have gone thru all your home remedies this means you now need a drain cleaning service!

 

Drain Cleaning Services

 

All drain pipes are conected underneath your house through a network and with a ventialtion pipe.  The first step in drain cleaning is to identify if the clog or blockage is underneath or in your sewer line and we start with a floor drain cleanout.  Our Plumber will use an augur or a plumbing snake. A majority of the time this helps to clear the clog and push it out of the way. Assuming it does'nt, the next logical step is to check for problems in your main drain line (targeted for main line cleanout) and then sequentially to inspect the sewer line

 

Sewer System & Cleaning

 

Your waste drains into the local sewer system. It is a lateral line that connects to the street sewer system. Are these pipes healthy? how old? type? or damaged? Was there a hard freeze recently leading to cracks? The smallest cracks or leaks in your underground pipes can attract tree root growth. Once inside your pipes tree roots quickly grow larger, obstructing water flow and causing pipe damage. In this case we use a procedure called sewer Jetting (also called Hyrdro-Jetting). Hydro-Jetting is a process using a hydro-jet stream of water, strong enough to clear out any debris in its path (see description and image below). Also we use a video camera to see where the blockage lies and what kind of blockage it is. 

 

Sanitary Vs Drain Sewer

 

How your pipes are connected? connecting gutters, downspouts, and sump pumps to storm sewers is okay, but connecting them to your sanitary sewer line is risky. A significant amount of water can flow through gutters and sump pumps during heavy rainfalls or as snow melts. Sanitary sewers are intended to remove a much lower volume of wastewater from your house. Connecting stormwater to your sanitary sewers increases the chances of a backup.

 

Commercial Drain & Sewer Cleaning Service

  • Kitchens in commercial restaurants and large instititutions (ex- cafeterias, movie theaters) experience difficult sink drain stoppages. Food and dishes may have high fat content and when washed, flow down the drain causing blockages and backing up drain lines.
  • Similarly restrooms in commercial establishmentsface a lot of wear and tear. Excessive toilet paper, toys and other items tend to get flushed down causing blocked toilets, backing up toilets, and main line stoppages.
  • At Diversified, we have strong experiences with commercial and business customers and we will make it a priority to get your plumbing going with the least interruption to your business. 

 

Clogged drains and blocked pipes may start as minor issues but can quickly escalate into major problems.  We have seen sewer backup cause severe damage to a house that they had to relocate and spend significant money out of pocket or thru insurance.

 

Call us? We can talk and walk you thru your situation and find best resolution based on your situation. May not always mean a service call from our end!

 

Assuming we have to work on your sewer lines, we are experts in trenchless sewer line repair & replacement and we know how to make your life easy and yard suffer the least damage. 

 

Preventing them starts with recognizing the causes of clogged drains. With so many causes for clogged and blocked drains, the best way to fix them is to prevent in the first place.  If your clogged drains turn into an emergency and require a plumber - Please don't hesitate to contact Diversified Plumbing & Heating at 952-467-4809.  

 

 

Service Area: Sewer & Drain Cleaning Near Me

 

 

 

 

Best Approaches to Unclog Drains & Pipes: Snaking or Hydro-Jetting

We have the latest equipment and trained technicians

Snaking

Snaking ? The name describes the equipment as it looks.  It is a long metal snake looking augur and it burrows thru a pipe much like a snake does

Snaking is done with an auger. An auger looks like a long steel cable with a cork-screw like coil at one end. When the auger is inserted into the sewer line, the coil at the end pierces obstructions it encounters and clears a path through the pipe.

 

Advantages: Snaking is historically effective: It is a time-tested, proven method for clearing basic clogs in sewer drains. It won’t damage fragile pipes: Snaking is relatively gentle and poses no threat to older pipes.

 

Disadvantages: Snaking only clears a path as wide as the tip of the auger: While snaking is an effective method for clearing basic clogs and increasing drainage speeds in slow sewer drains, snaking is only a temporary fix for many problems that homeowners experience with their sewer lines.

Hydro-Jetting

Imagine an equipment that can blast hot water at >4,000 psi?

Hydro-Jetting is achieved when a very forceful stream of water between 3,000 and 8,000 PSI is forced into the sewer line. This stream of water is strong enough to clear out any debris or clogs in its way, including tree roots, grease and hair.

 

Advantages: Hydro jetting is extremely effective: High water pressure is highly effective for cleaning out clogged sewers and maintaining a clean sewer line. A strong enough jet of water even removes tree roots. Hydro jetting services are versatile: With a high enough PSI, water pressure is strong enough to clear commercial sewer lines as well as domestic lines.

 

Disadvantages: Too much water pressure can damage some pipes: Sometimes hydro jetting works a little too well. Older, fragile pipes and damaged pipes may not be able to withstand the force from such a powerful stream of water. Luckily, hydro jetting is not a do-it-yourself activity.  DPH Plumbers will inspect your pipes to determine the strength of pipes before using hydro jetting equipment.

We recommend based on your needs

 

Our List of Plumbing Services Specific to Clogging, Sewer & Drain Cleaning

  • Solving Clogging issues of All Kinds - Bath, sink or shower
  • Sewage & Sump Pump Repair
  • Sewer Snaking / Rodding & Hydro-Jetting Services
  • Maintenance & Inspections
  • Video Inspections
  • Re-piping
  • Trenchless Sewer Repair
  • Tree root removal
  • Back Flow Testing (as appropriate)

 

How we work

  • You call or email or fill-in our contact form
  • We will talk and try to understand what the problem is.
  • Typically, we will walk you thru fixing the problem yourself and / or remedial measures until we come in person to solve the problem
  • Scheduling an appointment and solving the problem
  • We are well staffed.  We turn around fast and guarantee quality

 

 

Can you solve the problem?

 

 

It is worth trying ! All the warning signs are there. The sink takes a little longer to drain. You notice water pooling around your feet in the shower.  The odors - strange, unpleasant odors. They're all signs that you may soon be facing a clogged drain. And then one day …. Your drain is blocked completely. It's something you need to deal with quickly or face the wrath of a burst pipe or a useless bathroom.

 

Some tricks can solve the problem and are worth trying.  Some common things to try are below:

 

Bent wire hangar! Take a regular wire coat hanger and straighten it. Then, bend one end over to create a small hook. Push that past the drain cover and start fishing. You should be able to get all sorts of hair and nasty stuff out of the drain. Note – goal is to pull gunk out, and not to push further. When you've got as much out as you can, run the hot water to flush the pipes.

 

Baking and vinegar can help.  Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup.  Post-fizzing waste no time and pour it down the clogged drain. The fizzing action will help to remove the gunk, hair, and grime that has built up in the pipe. Allow 1 hour or overnight if you can and flush with hot water.  

 

Other tricks to try are to use wet and dry shop vacuum, or caustic soda or to flush with plain hot water. 

 

 

We can solve your problem

 

 

Cleaning the main drain of your sewer line is something every homeowner needs to do on a regular basis.

 

This type of maintenance prevents sewer backups, removes tree roots from the pipe and is a good way to keep tabs on the state of the sewer line.

 

There are two standard methods for cleaning the sewage line: hydro jetting and snaking. Both methods are a common service offered by us.  We will work with you in help understand the impact of your problem and pick the right approach. 

 

Please call us at 952-467-4809

 

 

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