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Tools Professionals Use to Clean Your Drains

Drain clogs can leave you with a big mess right when you need to use your sink or shower the most. Keep clogs away by scheduling professional drain cleaning at the first sign of blockage, or as part of regular plumbing maintenance every year. With drain cleaning services, a professional can remove any current clogs and also prevent future problems from occurring.

Of course, professional plumbers do not simply employ the help of a plunger or dump nasty toxic chemicals down your drains. Professionals have a variety of tools at their disposal, such as augers that remove blockage and hydro jetting that protects your drain pipes. Here is a bit more information on these useful tools.

  • Video Pipe Inspection Equipment: Sometimes, it’s necessary to inspect the pipes before drain cleaning in order to pin down the exact location of the blockage. Video pipe inspection may be used before or after drain cleaning to ensure that no problems persist. This involves the use a small camera at the end of a cable, so that a plumber can view your pipes through a live video feed from an outside screen.
  • Drain Augers: Drain augers are also commonly known as drain snakes, but the drain snakes used by plumbers are usually far more advanced than those found in hardware stores. These drain snakes may be motorized or operated by a hand crank, as a very long wire is fed into the pipes and a small coiled end catches hair and other blockage or breaks up clogs so they can move through the pipes.
  • Hydro Jetting: Perhaps the most effective tool in ridding your pipes of problems is the hydro jet. Hydro jetting is one of the best ways to keep your drain clear and prevent clogs from causing nasty plumbing problems in the future. With hydro jetting, a thin hose blasts jets of water into the pipes at very high pressures to eliminate any grease or sludge lining the pipes.

You can call a plumber at Lifeline Plumbing whenever you are troubled with an annoying drain clog, or if want to maintain your plumbing and prevent future clogs with hydro jetting services.

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