Some Basic Information about Drain Cleaning – Why There are Blocks and How to Solve Them
In order for users in a building or house to have a smooth and effective activities, there should be a provision of clean water and effective waste drainage. Through proper drainage of waste from the building, a healthy and safety environment and use of the owners and tenants are secured.
There are circumstances that would have drains blocking. And so when this incident happens, you would require the services of a skilled plumber to carry out cleaning of the drain. An owner or a tenant will be assured of a clean environment when the plumber will successfully drain the wastes from the building.
We would resort to drain cleaning of our building when at one point or another drains are blocked. Blocked drains are caused by many circumstances. One reason is that there could be foreign objects that are too big to pass through the drains that are flushed in toilets. There could be hairs that are washed down the sink and have accumulated in the drainage pipes resulting to blockage. Other substances like grease and fats which we usually wash down the sink could get stuck on the sides of our drainage pipes.
Other circumstances that would cause drain blockage in time are leaves which are not properly swept off and disposed off in garbage that would find their way into the drainage pipes, and even roots of trees, because they are attracted to moisture, will crack the pipes to get water and this could cause blocked drains.
A plumber can perform drain cleaning with the use of a hydrojetter. With water that is under very high pressure, a hydrojetter would release it and thus remove all the dirt that are blocking the drains. Lowering the hydrojetter into the drain, the plumber pushes it until it reaches the area where there is a blockage. The blockage are then broken down into small particles because of the pressurized water, particles attached on the sides of the pipes are removed, thus allowing wastes to freely flow without obstruction.
Another solution for drain blockage is with the use of the drain snake, described as a long and flexible cord composed of wires, and are pushed down into the drain and reaching t the blocked area. With a motor, the wires would be turned making the objects causing obstruction to breakdown into smaller particles, then these particles are pushed down the drain also allowing wastes to flow freely down the drain.
In order to conduct an efficient drain cleaning, the plumber has to be able to identify the blockage location.