3 Different Ways to Clean Your Drains

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Drain cleaning is one of the most common forms of plumbing repair, right up there with leaky faucets and backed-up toilets. When food, hair and other detritus builds up in the pipes, it can cause a back-up or even stop the flow of water entirely. There are a number of store-bought methods to clean your drains, but here in Aurora, drain cleaning really should be performed by qualified professionals.

3 Ways to Professionally Clean Your Drains

  • Video inspection. This isn’t strictly a means of cleaning the drain, but rather a way of identifying the exact nature of the clog so that the right tool can be used. The plumber sends a tiny video camera down the pipe, then monitors it using a video screen. With the knowledge of where the clog is and what it’s composed of, you can then move forward with key knowledge about the right way to treat it.
  • Drain snakes. You can buy drain snakes – lengths of stiff wire with bristle heads – in any hardware store, but the professionals use models with a lot more sophistication. Specifically, they can use motorized drains that have a lot more punching power and rotating heads that can match the specific nature of the clog. When used in conjunction with a video camera, it can be a very potent tool.
  • Hydro-jetting. Hydro-jetting uses pressurized water fired down your pipes in measured pulses. It takes some training to use properly – only qualified plumbers should make use of the tool – but it’s extremely effective not only at removing the specific clog, but in scouring the entire length of pipe.

We have the skills and experience to handle most any kind of clog, and our equipment is absolutely top of the line. Here in Aurora, drain cleaning shouldn’t be left to toxic chemicals and flimsy store-bought tools. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

For more ways to clean your drains professionally or to schedule a cleaning appointment, talk to the friendly people at Bell Plumbing and Heating.

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