Although hidden away in walls and under the home, your plumbing system is an intricately arranged system of pipes that bring instant water to all fixtures. The concept of indoor plumbing was foreign in the past, but now it’s essentially unheard of to be without good plumbing. At Instant Plumbing and Rooter LLC, our professional technicians understand the importance of your drains, and know all about the problems that may sometimes arise. When your drain is clogged in your home, you’re going to need a drain cleaning. You can count on us for that as part of our comprehensive plumbing service!
Serious drain clogs are caused by several internal and external factors. Foreign objects are one of the most common items, such as in toilets. From toys to excessive toilet paper, toilet drain clogs may need more help than just a plunger. We can quickly estimate and fix your issue when we visit your home.
Kitchen sinks are always vulnerable to clogs with food and grease being the major culprits. If fats are poured down the sink, they congeal to the piping walls. Food follows the grease down the plumbing, attaching to the walls as well. Even tree roots can create serious drain clogs by wrapping around pipes. Their crushing strength stops the water flow, forcing a technician to discover and repair the issue for normal home plumbing operations. If this is what is happening to your home, you need your drain cleaned before it leads to further damage and even costlier repairs.
Clogs are easily avoided with a few key steps. Place drain strainers on all drains, if possible. These strainers catch hair, food and other debris before it gets stuck, preventing the need of drain cleaning. Although they don’t catch everything, it helps the system significantly.
In the past, plumbers were essentially blind as they tried to pinpoint a leak deep in the system. Unless the pipe was easily accessible, or quickly excavated, hidden leaks could go undiscovered. Camera inspections use the power of technology to visually find leaks and cracks without any invasive maneuvers.
We simply place a small camera into the questionable piping. Attached to a flexible rod, the camera is snaked into the pipe. This sends a video signal to a small monitor where our technician observes the pipe’s walls. When a leak is detected, the technician will see the crack or roots perfectly, allowing them to formulate a repair plan.
Every time you pour Drain-O (or similar chemical based products) down your pipes, it corrodes the pipes, making them weaker and one step closer to a leak! Products can be used to maintain drains, but only pipe-safe applications like Bio-Clean.
Bio-Clean is made of naturally occurring cultures that can be introduced directly into plumbing systems to work immediately on degradation of fat, oil, grease and organic waste build-up through natural biological digestion.
RootX kills roots using aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil, a non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic solution that will not harm pipes, septic systems or above-ground vegetation.
Keep young children away from toilets to avoid foreign objects flushed down the drain. Teach everyone about proper toilet paper use to stop this clog type. You’ll save money on toilet paper as well. Flushable wipes, are not flushable, no matter what the packaging says. Additionally, discard kitchen fats into the trash rather than down the drain. Your plumbing will last much longer with less headaches.
Evaluate your front and backyard for any invasive tree roots. Transplant these plants, if possible, to keep roots away from your plumbing. Underground pipes can be expensive to repair or replace