Users of a building demand supply of clean water and effective draining of waste in order for their actions to run effectively. The correct drainage of waste out of a building ensures that the environment is safe and healthy for use by owners and tenants.
There is a time when drains wind up blocking due to various factors. The services of a skilled plumber are therefore needed in order to perform drain repair. This ensures that the waste is properly emptied from the building resulting in a clean environment for consumers.
Drain cleaning is required in every construction at one point or another because of drains which are obstructed. Blocked drains occur because of a variety of reasons. Foreign objects which are too big to pass through the drains could be flushed down the toilet. Grease and fatty compounds that are usually washed down the sink have stuck in the sides of the drainage pipes.
With time, the drains get blocked because of an accumulation of these substances. Leaves which are not swept and disposed in the garbage can easily make their way to the drainage pipes and so cause a blockage. The origins of trees cause blocked drains since they are attracted to moisture. They’ll crack the pipes so as to reach the water hence causing a blockage.
Hydrojetter Drain Cleaning
A plumber may use a hydrojetter to carry out drain cleaning. A hydrojetter is a gadget which releases water that’s under very large pressure to remove any dirt that has blocked the drains. The hydrojetter is lowered into the drain and pushed until it reaches the place where there is a blockage.
The pressurized water will break down the blockage into small particles. There are also nozzles on the sides of this hydrojetter that create a spray that will eliminate particles which are stuck on the faces of the pipes. The water will push the blockage down the drain allowing waste to openly flow with no obstacles.
A drain snake, which is also known as a drain auger is a very long flexible cord made up of wires that’s pushed down the drain to the area where there is a blockage. A motor then turns the cables at the end of the cable which divides down the objects resulting in the obstruction into small particles.
Alternately, the plumber may pull out the blockage and so free the drain. There are also drain snakes which don’t use a motor along with the plumber consequently must manually turn the gadget until the congestion is trapped and pulled out.
Identifying The Blockage
For drain cleaning to be done effectively, it’s important to identify where the blockage is and the nature of the congestion. This will make it possible for the plumber to utilize the correct approach to wash the drain. Video pipe inspection makes use of small cameras that are reduced down the pipe so that the plumber can see the interiors of the pipe and give the right solution.