The drains and pipes of your plumbing system probably aren’t something you think about a whole lot. That is, until something goes wrong with them. And even then, you’re likely tempted to go out and by a chemical drain cleaner, or perhaps even attempt drain snaking on your own to remove a stubborn clog.
First off, store-bought chemical drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good—clogging up your drains even further and even causing corrosion. Attempting drain snaking on your own—without the appropriate training, experience, or knowledge of how to use the tools involved—can end in property damage and personal injury. What you need instead are professional drain snaking services in Dupont, WA.
What You Can Expect from a Professional
Professional plumbers have the training and expertise to handle any plumbing problem that comes their way. When it comes to unclogging your drains, you can expect us to use a motorized drain auger—referred to as a drain snake—to eliminate almost any size obstruction from your drainpipes.
Our professional plumbers first use video pipe inspection to determine where along your plumbing the clog actually is, so that we can find the blockage on the first try. This is done with fiber optic cable-mounted cameras that we send through the drainpipes to send images back to a monitor, giving us a complete view of the interior of your pipes.
How Do You Know if You Need This Service?
Of course, knowing what to expect is fine—but first it’s important to know when you actually need professional drain snaking services. Here are a few signs:
Slow Drains: One slow drain isn’t an alarming problem. It may be an issue that can be resolved with a standard plunger. If, however, you have multiple slow drains throughout your home, then you may have a sewer line blockage requiring more than you can achieve with a plunger.
Consistent Clogging: There are numerous drains within your home that are prone to stubborn clogs—namely your bathtub and shower drains. This can be prevented by using a drain cover that allows water to pass through but stops the hair. Still though, this is not a foolproof resolution and drain cleaning may become necessary.
Foul Odors: If you notice persistent sewer odors coming from your drains or your yard, this is an unfortunate sign that you have a sewer line backup or clog, and potentially even sewer line damage. Be sure to give our team a call right away should you detect this.
Flooding/Backup of Water: One of the most disconcerting problems caused by clogged drains is sewage backup. If you find water backing up in your basement or near a floor drain in your household, then this is a very good sign that you have a very bad clog or some other problem with your sewer line.
Turn to Brooks Plumbing Co. for your professional drain and sewer services. From video pipe inspection and drain cleaning to drain and sewer line repair, we have what you need to get your plumbing system back in optimal working order. Contact us today!