Residential Drain & Sewer Cleaning
When your drain clogs, you might be tempted to reach for a bottle of store-bought cleaner to take care of it. That may unclog your drain, but it comes with a price. Those kinds of drain cleaners use highly corrosive chemicals, which are not good for the health of your drainpipes. If you really want a drain cleaning repair that will not damage the pipes themselves, you should utilize services from a professional. You will be able to have your drainpipes cleaned more thoroughly without risking damage to them over time.
Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration offers a full range of drain cleaning services and will make sure that your drains are kept in the best possible condition.
Why Professional Drain Cleaning Is Better
While store-bought drain cleaners cause damage to your drainpipes over time, professional drain cleaning makes use of non-corrosive, non-toxic methods. Drain snaking is the most common method for cleaning drain lines and is often the first thing a plumber will use to take care of a clog. A drain snake is basically a long cord with an auger on the end of it like a drill bit. The cord is inserted into the drain line until it encounters the clog. The auger is then turned by a hand crank, or occasionally a battery powered motor, to drill through whatever is clogging the line. This is often more than sufficient to clear out most drain clogs. If it is not, though, there are other options to explore.
For those stubborn backed up drains, hydro jetting can be used. A hydro jet is a thin hose with an omnidirectional sprayer head attached to it, which allows it to reach all areas of a drainpipe. The jet is lowered into the drain, and a high-powered stream of water is used to blast all waste out of the pipe. Hydro jetting is very effective at both removing any current clogs in the pipe and preventing clogs from forming as easily in the future.
Do you have plumbing problems, and you suspect a clogged sewer line? Have you been told that you probably need sewer cleaning, but you are not sure where to go, or what that even entails? Unless you have had sewer problems before, it can be hard to know what to look for or which signs indicate you need a sewer cleaning. Sewer problems can be hard to detect and can be there for quite a while before you see any signs of them.
Call Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration for sewer cleaning services when you notice any of the following problems:
You experience frequent drain backups at home
Multiple locations in your home seem to back up all at once
You have weird backup problems
(i.e., your toilet overflows or your shower fills up with water every time your washing machine drains)
Foul odors coming from your drains
Water rising from your drains
Water leaking from under your toilet
Unusual sounds coming from the pipes
If you experience any of the above, give us a call to assess your lines as sewer line problems can eventually turn into more serious foundation issues. Sewer backups can cause thousands of dollars of damage inside your home, and clogged sewer lines and backups can even cause disease. Though, the easiest way to determine if your sewer needs to be cleaned is to send a camera down your line to look at it. The camera shows you exactly where there is buildup in your sewer, what it is made of – tree roots, grease and scale are the most likely culprits – and how extensive the problem is.
Video Pipe Inspection Services
Prior to the advent of video pipe inspection, the only way to reliably diagnose problems in your sewer plumbing was to physically examine the pipes. This method was time consuming and costly, which is why it is not really used anymore. Video pipe inspection allows your plumber to identify areas of your home’s sewer plumbing that need repair as quickly and accurately as possible. Whenever you suspect a problem with your sewer plumbing system, your plumber will start with a pipe inspection to define the scope of the issue more clearly.
Video camera inspection is used to diagnose problems faster and more accurately than any other method. During a pipe inspection appointment, your plumber will insert a camera on a cord into the pipe. The camera will travel through the pipe, either by being manually fed or under its own power and send a live feed back to the controller operating it. This allows your plumber to view vast swaths of your sewer plumbing system in detail. Plenty of problems that otherwise would have gone unnoticed for weeks or months can be identified using this method of pipe inspection. If you need video camera inspection services of any kind for your plumbing system, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We will make sure that your plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible.
Sewer Line Repair
Fixing sewer line problems starts with testing. Specifically, hydrostatic testing, which can identify leaks in your sewer system. Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration specializes in hydrostatic testing as well as using video pipe inspection to pinpoint broken pipes or other causes of the issue.
Once the cause is identified, we clean the sewer line with our state-of-the-art equipment and materials – such as a sewer jet and eco-friendly chemicals – then perform other preventive measures as necessary.
Sewer Line Replacement
Slowly draining sinks, showers, tubs or a clogged drain may indicate problems that go beyond a single drain. If there are problems with your home’s sewer lines, such as a slow leak or a clog in the pipe, it can affect how the plumbing flows throughout the entire house. Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration is outfitted with industry leading drain inspection equipment to determine the location and extent of your sewer line damages. We strive to use minimally invasive techniques to fix the problem. There are several indications that you need sewer line replacement.
Warning signs for sewer line replacement:
Sewage visible in your yard
Sewer water backing up into a tub
Tree roots in your sewer line
Sewer water seeping out from under a toilet
Brighter patches in your lawn
Call Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration right away if you notice signs of a sewer line problem. These concerns will worsen over time and can even start to affect your home’s foundation. We will approach the problem and complete the repair or replace the sewer lines, if necessary. We focus on using a no-dig approach whenever possible.