Plumbing supply system failures cost an average of $5,092 each time there is an incident. These are often due to leaks or burst pipes.
Did you know that you can prevent costly plumbing work through professional drain cleaning? Read on to learn what they are, how they work and why you should book one.
How Professional Drain Cleaning Works
Most homeowners know that the can't repair their refrigerator or furnace on their own. But they sometimes aren't sure if drain cleaning is something they ought to do on their own.
In truth, there's no comparison between pouring chemicals down your drain and a professional Austin drain cleaning.
Professional drain cleanings rely on hydro-jetting. Hydro-jetting is one of the most effective ways to get drains cleaned.
Your professional plumber will use a high-pressure hose to dislodge buildup on the sides of your drains. The force of the water (usually more than 7,000 psi) removes all kinds of accumulation and scrapes the pipe back to its brand-new condition.
This cleaning makes future build-ups less likely or at least, it won't happen for a very long time.
A professional drain cleaning may also include an auger to scrape away hair, grease, soap buildup and other gunk from the sides of your pipe.
Yes, you can buy a drain auger at your local home hardware store. But these snakes may not be strong enough to push through thick clogs. Professional augers are often motorized and have rotating heads.
Sometimes clogs have wide tree roots that span out to the sides. It would be impossible to remove these large buildups with a thin store-bought auger.
For a deep drain cleaning, your plumber might use a fiber optic camera to inspect the drain. These tiny cameras travel down the drainpipe so the plumber can get a full look at what's inside the pipe.
That way, the plumber can target a specific area that needs extra concentration.
Now, let's look at why you should use professional drain cleaning in your home.
Why You Should Schedule a Professional Drain Cleaning
There are many reasons why you should schedule a professional drain cleaning for your home.
Here are 5 of the symptoms that will alert you that your drains need professional service.
A slow-flowing drain means that you see water pooling up in the sink or tub. Or maybe it is taking a really long time for the bath water to go down.
There are many reasons you have a slow drain. Often soap, hair, grease and other objects can create clogs.
These typically don't get better on their own but get worse as time goes on. It's best to get an Austin drain cleaning sooner rather than later.
If you start to smell a pungent scent coming up from any drain in your home, there's likely a plumbing issue.
Do you notice it only when the water is running? Or is the smell there all the time? Does it get better or worse if you use hot or cold water?
These are all things you can find out before you book your drain cleaning. Be warned, bad smells from any drains can mean sewer waste or gas is in your drains. You'll want to get that taken care of as soon as possible.
Low Water Pressure
Is the water coming out of your shower head or sink just not cutting it? Usually, this means there is a clog somewhere. Especially if the low pressure is just coming from one faucet.
If you have low water pressure everywhere you turn on the water, then that might be due to hard water buildup inside your plumbing system.
Either way, drain cleaning can help.
Do you have to constantly unclog the toilet or shower drain? That's not a coincidence.
If your home suffers from repeated clogs, then you are at risk for a major clog that could cause big problems in your plumbing. Don't let it get worse. Let the professionals tackle the issue.
Gurgling Sounds From Down the Drain
A gurgling noise coming from the drain or toilet is a sign that you need to give your drains some TLC.
Gurgling signs mean that there is an issue involving air in your drain.
3 Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning
Now that you know when to schedule a professional drain cleaning, let's look at the benefits of doing so.
1. Prevents Leaks
Plumbing leaks are messy, expensive and incredibly inconvenient. They cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
When drains are so clogged there's nowhere else for the water to go but back into your home.
A professional drain cleaning protects you from leaks. It's worth the money to prevent a leak than it is to deal with the hassle and cost of fixing a leak.
2. It’s Safer
Did you know that the chemicals in DIY drain clearing liquids can damage your pipes? It's true.
Though these store-bought products might remove the clog today, they could cause bigger problems in the long run. You might face a pipe leak or burst pipe because of these products.
If you don't know what you're doing, it's safer for your pipes and home to leave the job for the experts.
3. Uncover Future Issues
Each time you go for an oil change, your mechanic likely tells you what parts of your car you need to keep an eye on. Maybe the brake pads need replacing soon.
Think of a routine professional drain cleaning as a check-up for your pipes. Your plumbing experts can find and diagnose problems with your pipes such as rust, corrosion or leaks.
They can act now to prevent a bigger, costly repair later on.
Thanks for reading! We hope you now have a solid understanding of what professional drain cleaning is and why you need it for your home.
Are you ready to book an appointment? Contact us today.