Drain Cleaning Beyond the Clog

Handling the Problem

The first step for the professional is to remove whatever material is causing the clog to occur. This step often involves flushing the lines using high-powered water. It will push the material out of the home and into the sewer. Additionally, the process will involve drain cleaning using chemicals. Sometimes chemicals can help to break up hard-to-move material. In other cases, the material still will not move. Here, the professional may need to use a professional quality snake to push the material out of the lines. Once the clog is no longer there, the professional should provide additional services.

Inspection of the Lines

In some cases, the process is limited by tree roots or breaks in the lines. If a pipe has a jagged cut in it that is allowing material to be caught on it, this can be a consistent problem with the line. In other words, it is going to keep happening over and over again. Using cameras and visual inspections, the professionals can pinpoint any areas where there is damage to the pipes and offer both advice and a quote for repairing the problem.

Prevention Methods

In other cases, it is very important to prevent such a clog from occurring again. The professional may offer advice and guidance on how to do that. This will include taking steps to add garbage disposals and educating the family on how to properly clean drain screens to avoid material from entering into these pipes in too-large sizes. Prevention may also involve the installation of better screens in some sinks.