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Slow Drains

At Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical, we know that slow drains can be a mild annoyance, but they can also be indicators that something larger is occurring within your pipe system. Slow drains are a common pipe problem that occur in both residential and commercial properties. When you are experiencing slow drains, it can seem like the best option to use a chemical drain cleaner to restore your pipes, but do-it-yourself methods of drain cleaning only mask your pipe problems instead of solving them all together. Our team of industry professionals can provide you with viable solutions to your slow drain problems that are always within your budget and long-lasting.

Common Causes of Slow Drains

While it can be difficult for home and business owners to address slow drain problems on their own, there are a variety of causes that you should be aware of including debris and scale buildup, clogs or blockages, leaks, cracks, old age, and tree root invasion. Slow drains often are the result of something occurring within your pipe that is impeding the flow of your pipes.

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How to Solve Your Slow Drains

Our Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical team is always prepared to provide you with a pipe solution that best meets your needs. We offer inspection, cleaning, and repair services that quickly identify the exact cause of your slow drains and solve them right away.

Sewer Camera Inspection is a leading industry service that allows our team to closely examine your pipes whether they are deep underground or in the walls of your home or business. Pipe inspection involves a high-definition camera being inserted into your pipeline, and as it moves through your pipe, it provides our team with a real-time view of your pipe’s interior. Inspections are beneficial because they allow us to determine the age of your pipe as well as the exact location of your pipe problem.

Drain Cleaning is offered in the form of hydro jetting where we use high-pressure water to clear your pipes of clogs and blockages. Hydro jetting uses exclusively clean water, so you don’t need to worry about chemicals being moved through your drain. Hydro jetting can be used throughout the year to ensure your drains never cause unnecessary problems.

Pipe Repair can be conducted through trenchless pipe lining which solves slow draining problems due to leaks, cracks, and fractures within your pipes. The pipe lining process involves our team saturating a felt liner with an epoxy mix and moving it through your pipes. As the liner is pushed through your pipes, it coats the interior walls to harden in place. When complete, there will be a brand-new pipe inside of your existing one.

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Preventative Drain Line Maintenance & Care In Denver Homes

There are various ways to help avoid a sewer backup that homeowners can take as preventative maintenance outside of standard drain cleaning sessions, including:

  • Install a catch-all One major reason drains clog up — especially bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and showers — is because of hair. A catch-all helps prevent the hair from going down the drains.

  • Only flush toilet paper down toilets Avoid things such as paper towels, wipes, and feminine hygiene products.

  • Keep the kitchen sink clean Do not put things such as cooking oil or coffee grounds down the kitchen sink. Cooking oil sticks to the pipes, clogging the drains, and it could lead to a bigger issue.

Regular sewer and drain cleaning is an important preventative maintenance step that every homeowner, business owner, and property manager should perform to ensure that sewer line back-ups and clogs do not cause you an unnecessary headache.

Maybe your shower starts to gurgle and overflow when your flush the toilet. It is quite likely that you have a clog in your sewer line that is not allowing the water to escape into the sewer line. If this is the case the water will find an escape elsewhere and this is when sewer back-ups can occur.

Call Affordable Plumbing & Heat To Schedule Drain Cleaning Services For Your Residence Today!

Having problems with drains in your home backing up? Are your toilets, sinks, and bathtubs making a creepy gurgling sound? It may mean your sewer line is clogged and needs to be cleaned. If you are experiencing problems with your sewer line or any of the drains in your home contact the experts at Affordable Plumbing and Heat. We have the skills, equipment and expertise to fix your problem reliable and affordably.