We all know how annoying drain clogs can be. Suddenly, we’re showering in an inch of water, we can’t do our dishes and our daily activities are thrown off. When your drain needs unclogging or cleaning, you don’t have time to waste. You need a team that has the tools and expertise to get your drains in working order quickly.
Vern’s Plumbing has been battling drain clogs in Culpeper for decades. We know firsthand how stressful dirty drains can be, and we strive to bring a clean, streamlined solution to your drain needs every time. If you want to prevent a clog with routine drain cleaning or resolve a drain clog that’s already formed, call on Vern’s for the service you deserve!
Even the most careful homeowner can experience drain clogs — how can that be? Unfortunately, we depend on our drains to carry away quite a bit of wastewater, but they’re only a few inches wide! This means that materials can build up on the inside of your drain over time and constrict the passageway or block it altogether. Some of the most common culprits when it comes to drain clogs might surprise you!
Yes, even soap leaves a residue behind that forms clogs! Drain pipes left to their own devices are vulnerable to clogs simply because they handle so much waste for us. If a clog forms in your drain, it’s best to get a professional’s help right away. While some DIY drain cleaners can work temporarily, the clog could move deeper into your plumbing. Then, you’ll have a more serious problem on your hands.
Luckily, Vern’s has the tools and techniques to handle every kind of clog. Whether you currently have a blockage or you’re having your drains cleaned to prevent future clogs, our team has several options to ensure your drains come out sparkling and clear.
One of the most important parts of drain cleaning is ensuring that the pipes are prepared for the type of cleaning we perform. We use a high-tech camera to thread into the pipes and take stock of the situation. If a clog is present, we’ll be able to see first-hand footage of the blockage. If not, we can gather important information about the age and condition of your pipes. After we collect this information, we’ll decide on one of our drain cleaning methods.
Drain snaking is a great method to use to dislodge clogs — especially in older pipes. A thin metal wire is sent down the pipe until it reaches the clog. Then, the metal is twisted into the clog, dislodging it and sending it in pieces down the line. Although effective, this is considered a gentle drain cleaning tactic that won’t harm pipes that are older or in less than desirable condition.
A more modern tactic of drain cleaning is called hydro jetting. A thin hose with a nozzle on one end is sent down your pipes. The water coming out of the hose is pressurized, forcefully pushing grime off the inside of the pipes or dissolving stubborn clogs. Because of the pressure, hydro jetting is only recommended for types of pipes that can support the force of the water. Our experts can tell you if your pipes are good candidates for hydro jetting!
If you’ve been struggling with a tough clog or want to give your drains a thorough cleaning, don’t wait! A major clog could be forming right now, and we want to dispel it before it becomes worse. Vern’s Plumbing is the go-to team in Culpeper for plumbing services you can count on. Give us a call and see why so many families trust Vern’s to keep their drains in working order!