If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably experienced a clog or two, but have you come across one that is tough to fight off? Vern’s Plumbing is here for you!
We offer hydro jetting and snaking solutions to clear your drains of even the toughest clogs. These two drain cleaning solutions both have pros and cons, so read down below for more information.
What Is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting is sending a highly pressurized hose that spits out water down your pipes to help clear blockages and break up any residue that may be causing the clogged drain. The hose is connected to a machine that pressurizes the water to clear out any congested piping. This technique is used when there is a serious clog and no other methods you’ve tried before work.
What Are Signs You Need Drain Snaking?
If your clog isn’t that serious, our plumbers want to protect your pipes from the strong force of hydro-jetting – snaking is the way to go! Not only does this work well for small clogs that aren’t aggressive, it’s also an affordable option! Homeowners can do it themselves before calling a professional out as well. You can find drain snakes at any of your local stores that assist in home improvements.
How Often Should Drains Be Cleaned?
You should clean your drain often to help avoid any plumbing issues. Even if there aren’t any specific signs you notice that indicate your drains are starting to clog, you should clean them at least monthly to prevent one.
One way you can clean your drains is by removing the stoppers from your sinks and removing any debris you see in the drain. After that, rinse your stopper well before placing it back on.
Drain Clearing Solutions To Avoid
While we have advice on how often you should clean your drains to help prevent them from becoming clogged, it’s important to know which clearing solutions you should avoid using on your drains and pipes.
For example, boiling water is not a good solution. There’s a lot of advice online telling you to use boiling water to help clear out a drain – but we highly recommend not utilizing this technique inside your home due to the extreme water temperature possibly damaging your pipes.
Another go-to solution is store-bought drain cleaners. The problem with these chemicals is that they’re extremely harsh in an effort to break down tough greases. This poses a real risk to your pipes, and usually, the chemical only eats out the middle of the clog, leaving debris that clogs easily in a few days.
Rely On Your Local Bealeton Plumbing Repair Company!
If you’re needing help with a drain clog in your home or extra tips on how to prevent them, contact Vern’s Plumbing! We prioritize our customers’ plumbing needs and want to help make life easier for you.
Whether you need professional help with a hydro jetting service or a snake service – we’re one phone call away! Get a hold of us today — we’ll be happy to assist you.