Sewer and Drain Cleaning Essentials
Sewers and drains have been around for hundreds of years in one form or another, and have allowed civilization to advance by providing clean, potable water as well as sanitary waste transportation in communities all around the world. One thing that most buildings in the country have in common today is that they all have some form of pipes, drains and sewer lines. And although our drains are absolutely vital to keeping our families and employees comfortable and healthy, many people don’t think about the role that sewers and drains play or how important regular sewer and drain cleaning really is.
Although there are probably examples of drains that have gone several decades without being cleaned and still functioned adequately, the vast majority of drains and sewers need to be cleaned, jetted, serviced and repaired on a semi-regular basis in order to remain operational. Many years ago, drain cleaning was much more difficult and time consuming than it is today. If a severe clog or break occurred in a drain a century ago, the only thing a plumber could do was dig to expose the pipe. Today, thanks to modern drain cleaning technology, we can locate, identify and fix pipe problems faster and, in many cases, without digging at all.
Modern drain and sewer cleaning equipment includes television video and locating devices, drain snake augers and high-pressure water jetting. Video locating devices allow plumbers to identify exactly what the problem inside a drain is, from tree root clogs to breakages, and locate where the repair needs to be made. Drain snake rooters use powerful rotating augers to cut through tree roots and other clogging agents, and high-pressure drain jetting can literally blast grease and other obstructions out of a drain to get things flowing again.
While many homeowners and business owners would rather not think about their main sewer lines, the importance of cleaning and maintaining your drains on a regular basis cannot be overstated. Slow-running, leaking or clogged sewer lines and drains can lead to severe and expensive problems if not addressed early on, especially in places like subterranean basements where flooding and water damage can occur.
If you are ignoring an obvious drain problem, you may actually end up saving money in the long run if you pay to have things fixed by a professional plumber or drain cleaning expert. Our sewer and drain systems allow us to enjoy clean water and sanitary waste removal in our homes, but being diligent in maintaining our pipes is part of being a responsible home owner. If you’re having a drain problem, please give us a call at 866-335-8637.