For homeowners clogged drains can be a problem no matter how hard they try to keep their drains clean. Materials buildup and can become stuck in bathtubs, sinks, toilets, showers, etc. The first thing that many homeowners use is a plunger and if that does not work they often turn to drain cleaners found in stores. If these two methods do not work then it is time call a professional drain cleaning service. When they come in to take care of the problem they may use a plumbing snake or Hydro-Jet.
This tool is made of a metal tube that is long and has a cable inside with attached blades and is often hand cranked. The blade end is put into the drain and then the crank is turned to get it farther down into the clogged drain. You will start to feel resistance when the snake reaches the clog. Turn the crank until you are all the way through the clog and then you can pull it out.
This is the method that many professional drain cleaning services prefer to use. It is a high pressured hose that has a specialized nozzle connected to a machine pressurizing the water to produce a powerful stream of water to clean the drain. Before the drain cleaning service uses this method they will generally inspect the drain first for damage using a small camera. This method can break up tree roots. With this method there are benefits of using it.
• It cleans and not just unclogs a drain-it gets rid of the accumulations of fats, detergents, grease, dirt, mineral deposits, etc inside the drains and pipes. The hydro-jet cleans kitchen blocked drains, shower drains, tub drains, sewer lines, and sinks.
• Efficient and powerful for residual removal-this method is more efficient than other drain cleaning methods and also has the ability to penetrate deeper in debris that has built up. It can flush out any obstructions such as tree roots, minerals, and rocks that can cake onto the pipes and cause clogs. There are different sizes of hydro-jet so the force of the wrong one will not damage your pipes.
• Removes bacteria-because of the force of the water from this drain cleaning method it not only removes what is clogging the drain such as soap, grease, and scum but it will also remove any type of bacteria that has settled in the drains. It will leave your drain pipes clean and smelling great.
• Economical-regular drain cleaning may need to be done at least two times a year but when using hydro-jet it can protect your pipes against clogs and professional drain cleaning for several years.