Photo By U. J. Alexander at istock
Being a homeowner is a complex task, and it’s hard to keep track of all the systems that you’re responsible for. With our drain cleaning service at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio, TX, we provide the advantage of knowing the clog and constriction status of your wastewater pipes, along with any pipe issues that come up during the service such as corrosion. One of the most important systems in your home for your family’s health and your home’s cleanliness is cleared and inspected, so you know you’re good until someone flushes something odd or uses a bit too much paper. Drain systems can accumulate a lot of partial obstructions that add up to problems during the year, sometimes becoming total blocks. After they are cleared, even your occasional emergency plumbing visit for a flushed toy is simple, without having to reach into the system for deeper sources of clogs.
Looking Around Inside Your Drain Pipes
Our drain cleaning service can use tiny video cameras to evaluate the state of your drain pipes and check the nature of clogs and obstructions, even deeper down inside your pipes. This helps us adjust our strategy for clog elimination since clearing out accumulated hair and grease takes a different approach than dealing with a plastic dinosaur wedged in the pipe. That’s also why, when you have backups and overflows, a plunger isn’t always the best answer. Breaking a clog by pressure is one thing, and even that can often become harder to deal with after a plunger attempt, but an object will only get more stuck and go further down the pipe when plunger pressure is applied. The same goes for chemicals, which in any case complicate further work by a plumber since they make drain clearing more dangerous since their effectiveness is limited to a very narrow set of clog types. So, we have a video to guide our clog eliminating technique, which speeds our work considerably and also helps us make sure we’ve done a thorough job, especially further down the pipes.
Visualizing Your Pipes’ Condition
When we work on your home’s plumbing, we’ll often ask about the age of the home and any plumbing work you’ve had done. As experienced plumbers as well as drain cleaning service experts, we want to be able to use our knowledge to understand what materials we’re likely to be working with, such as copper, iron, or PVC, and what condition these materials are likely to be in. When cleaning older drain pipes, we may encounter weakened plumbing and adjust our techniques accordingly. Of course, if your pipes are getting older and in questionable shape, it’s worth considering replacing them in the near future before they get too weak to serve you reliably. Drain cleaning service is a job that requires considerable expertise to get the job done well, and our team is prepared.
Augers and Snakes Clear the Way
Drain clogs that result in late-night emergency plumber calls may just be the final straw in a drain that’s already considerably constricted by clog material. Your sink may have been emptying more slowly for some time, but you didn’t notice until it was slow enough to become an inconvenience or leave rings in the sink from standing water that slowly emptied. These existing clogs, often not far from your sink, toilet, or shower, are some of our first targets in getting your drains flowing. Hair clogs in sinks and shower drains are also important to address, and we may recommend drain plugs or strainers to help avoid them in the future. When these partial clogs are addressed, even though it may make quite a difference in flow, we may have similar clogs to pursue further down the drain lines before the pipes are clear. We’ll also have accumulations of grease and other materials lining the walls of the pipes that are the footholds for clogs, and an important part of providing a longer-term benefit from our drain cleaning service.
A Powerful Spray for a Clean Finish
For most drain pipes, our drain cleaning service will clear the remaining clogs and material lining your drain pipes with powerful hydro jet spray. This high-pressure spray scrubs the pipe walls and resets the clock on accumulations of “gunk” on the insides of the pipes that might otherwise remain after basic clog removal. The spray is powerful enough that it can also be used to clear large accumulations of material from your drains that have gathered in your sewer and slowed the flow of wastewater. Our skilled drain cleaning service team applies the spray with experience and caution, following our professional results motto of less mess, less stress by making sure our cleaning activities include cleaning our workspace around your drains.
The Importance of Drain Cleaning at the Sink Entry
Your home’s wastewater pipes get a thorough cleaning during our whole house drain cleaning service, but we don’t overlook one important area of concern: the pipe leading from your sink drain to the P-trap, where food particles and other material can gather, decay, and host bacteria growth, producing effects that range from odors to fruit flies, even in the bathroom. Sanitary results are an important part of drain cleaning services, and whether our team is performing a full house service or an emergency late-night visit to clear a sink backup, we want the part of the drain that’s closest to people to be hygienic.
Your San Antonio, TX Professional Drain Service and Expert Plumbers
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio, our team is highly trained in their plumbing skills and our company’s customer service approach. We aim for both a job well done and a satisfied customer, meeting the needs of area homeowners with our plumbing expertise that helps us go the extra mile and anticipate issues instead of reacting. For excellence in your plumbing services, call us.