Sewer and Drain Cleaning 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.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.If you are experiencing these types of problems you likely need to have your sewer line or drain inspected and cleaned using a Hydrojet. Or perhaps the problem is more serious and requires sewer pipe repair or excavation.Affordable Plumbing and Heat has experienced plumbers and technicians that can take care of these types of problems. Do not attempt this type of work on your own we have all the equipment, tools and expertise to make sure the job is done right the first time.Our video camera technology allows us to pinpoint the clog right at the source. If we determine that the drain can be cleared with our hydrojet equipment we will take care of it. If we determine that the clog or back up is being caused by roots which have invaded the sewer line, or if there is a crack in the sewer line we will recommend one of the following sewer line repair options:
Is your sewer backing up? Ways to help avoid a sewer backup are:
- 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.
- 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.
Affordable Plumbing and Heat can inspect your sewer lines first to locate the source of any back-ups or clogs that may be causing a slow drain or a sewage back-up on your property.
You may not even know you need to have your sewer line regularly cleaned or inspected. Here are some signs that may mean your sewer line needs to be inspected and cleaned:
- Slow drains in more than one of your sinks, toilets, tubs, or showers
- Back ups or clogs that appear when in one part of your home when the water is being used at another part.
- Foul smells that cannot be located
Affordable Plumbing and Heat can provide emergency sewer and drain cleaning services if a clog or back-up is preventing you from using the water or plumbing fixtures in your home.
First we can inspect the line using our video scope technology. This allows us to pinpoint the source of the clog. A sewer scope is beneficial because once we see what is causing the backup we can make the necessary steps to clean out the sewer.
Many times the culprit of a sewer backup is tree roots. This is especially true if you live in an older home. Roots and shrubs will naturally look for any water source. To keep this from happening, routine maintenance is a good idea to help prevent any problems before it leads to an even bigger issue.
Broken or collapsed sewer lines can also create sewer problems. We have trenchless technologies to repair or replace your broken or collapsed sewer lines.
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.