Seattle’s #1 Drain Cleaning Company
Clogged drains are the pits.. the absolute worst. Not only do they cause time consuming and nasty cleanups, they also could be signs of bigger issues to come. Unexpected clogging can be a products of root intrusion, collapsed pipes, broken pipes or even something as simple as a can of beans. The best ways to keep your drains from clogging are:
- Drain Screens
- Avoid Dumping Paint or Other Corrosive Materials
- Never Pour Grease Down The Drain
- Do Not Use The Drain/Garbage Disposal as a Trash Can!
- Use the Garbage Disposal As Sparingly As Possible
Sewer Cleaning & Inspection Benefits
Maintaining a healthy sewer system on your end can save you tons of money and headaches down the road. The sewer system is often forgotten about since it is not in your face. It is what lies past your sink and toilets. Years ago, there were no systems available that would allow you to see into your drains, the only choice was to snake it until either the snake broke or nothing else could be done. Then digging up entire systems were often the only choice.
Plumbers now have access to inspection cameras, nozzles, cutters, robots and more when it comes to cleaning and clearing sewer lines. Not only are we able to clean and clear in order to diagnose your entire sewer system. But we can provide you with images and videos for future reference.
Let us come and give you an honest opinion. We will be able to give you the best option within your budget. Don’t waste time or money.
technology has made its mark in plumbing, and there are now high-tech ways to clean, repair, and replace pipes with minimal expense and disruption to property and residents’ routines.
Frequently Asked Questions
A number of signs can indicate a clogged drain. If water is draining slowly in your sinks and tubs, something may be clogging the pipes. Similarly, if you flush the toilet and water backs up into your sinks or tubs, a blockage may be preventing the sewer water from leaving the house.
In some cases, you may hear excessive gurgling in your pipes. Additionally, you may notice bad odors. The odors can come from rodents stuck in the pipes or other rotting biological materials such as hair or food.
If you notice any of the above issues, you can try to remedy the situation yourself. You can buy liquid clog removers at most hardware and even some grocery stores. You simply pour these cleaners down the drain, and they essential eat or break down the clog.
However, you need to be careful. Commercial drain cleaners can irritate your skin and eyes. They can also damage your drains or pipes in some cases. Finally, if you decide to use a clog remover, make sure that you check the manufacturer’s instructions. Most products can only be used in sinks or tubs and not in toilets.
Ideally, if you’re having any of the issues listed above, you should call a drain cleaning company as soon as possible. These professionals can find the clog and clean your drains for you. If you ignore the clog, sewage may spill out into your home, leading to expensive cleanup and repairs.
If you’re trying to solve the issue on your own with clog remover, pay attention to how much you use. If you are using that product on a regular basis, your drains need professional help.
In most cases, homeowners only need to get their drains cleaned on an as-needed basis. In particular, if you suspect a clog, you should get your drains cleaned.
However, in some cases, you may want to get your drains cleaned preemptively. If your home has a history of clogs or if your home is older, consider talking with a professional about cleaning your drains.
The best drain cleaning method depends on the issue you are having with your drains, the age of your pipes, and a few other factors. If you have a blockage in the drains, you may want to hire a professional to clean them with an auger.
Sometimes called a drain snake, an auger unrolls into your drain and pushes the clog through the system. You can buy augers, but ideally, you should not use an auger on your own. If you use too much force, you could easily break through the pipes.
In other situations, especially for pre-emptive cleaning, you should consider a high-pressure water jet. Again, you should always let a professional handle this for you. High-pressure water jets move along clogs, but they also take care of buildup around the edges of your pipes. That includes grease, hair, and other items that may lead to a blockage eventually.
If you want to get your drains cleaned, contact J.A. Kilby Enterprises today. We offer drain cleaning as well as a wide variety of other services. We would love to help you with your drains.