What to Expect During Professional Drain Cleaning

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You should make drain cleaning for your plumbing a regular part of home maintenance. Although you will need to call for a professional plumber whenever you encounter serious clogging or issues for slow drains, scheduling drain cleaning as an annual routine will help reduce repair problems, avoid problems from high water pressure, and generally give your plumbing a much longer life.

Bell Plumbing and Heating has handled plumbing since we started in business almost 90 years ago. For drain cleaning in Denver County, we are one of the best choices. Our highly-trained plumbers bring experience and the best technology to any job they do. Contact us for regular drain cleaning or any time of the day if you have plumbing emergencies.

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What happens during professional drain cleaning

People often associate “drain cleaning” with chemicals poured down a sink. That’s not what professionals do to clean drains, however; these caustic chemicals can cause damage to plumbing, and experts will do everything possible to keep your drainpipes in the best condition. After all, what’s the point of cleaning drains if it leaves them worse off than before?

For simple unclogging work, you can expect a professional plumber to clean your drains using a motorized drain auger (sometimes called a drain snake), which can take care of almost any size of obstruction within a drainpipe. Often, drain cleaning will start with a drain auger to remove basic drain trouble.

For a more thorough cleaning, plumbers will often use video pipe inspections to determine how best to approach the drain cleaning process. These fiber optic cable-mounted cameras travel down through drainpipes and send images back to a monitor, allowing the plumber a complete view of the interior of the pipes. The plumber can target specific areas for cleaning and determine the level of cleaning necessary.

The main tool for drain cleaning is usually a hydro-jetter, a powerful plumbing device that uses motors to place water under extremely high pressure, then blasts it out through a nozzle at the end of a hose inserted down into the drainpipes. The force of the water (usually more than 7,000 psi) scours the inside of the pipes and removes almost all kinds of accumulation. This so thoroughly cleans the pipes that it is difficult for build-up to start again. A good hydro-jetting job will leave drains that stay clean for a long time afterwards.

After hydro-jetting, the plumber may choose to use video pipe inspections again to see if the work did the job necessary. The plumber will supply you with a flash drive containing the video from the inspections so you can see what was done.

For the best in drain cleaning in Denver County, contact the experienced team at Bell Plumbing and Heating today. We use all the equipment available to provide you the finest service for your plumbing.

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