Thursday, May 9, 2013

How a Drain Cleaning Service Unclogs Your Pipes

A blocked or clogged drain can happen to anyone - and it usually occurs at the most inopportune times. But clogged drainage pipes are more than just a minor inconvenience. They can cause major problems in your home, too. And if it’s not taken care of, the problems can be a major ‘drain’ on your wallet. Some blockages can be taken care of with drain-cleaning products found at your local grocery or hardware store. The more serious the blockage, though, the more likely you will need to hire a professional.

Drain cleaning machines are a sure-fire way to take care of the most serious blockages - but those machines aren’t readily available to the public. Instead, you’ll need to hire a drain cleaning service or a professional plumber. A blocked drain is a fairly common problem - almost anything can clog your pipes - so most of these companies or plumbers already have drain cleaning machines.

Types of drain cleaning machines

After a thorough assessment, the company or plumber you hire should be able to determine what type of drain cleaning machine will get the job done on your clogged pipes. And they can clear out your sewer or storm drains as well as any other drains inside your house. These machines typically attach to the drain and push whatever is clogging your pipes out through the drain. There are several different kinds of these machines for this process, including:

- Sewer machines
- Hydrojet
- Air Guns
- Velocity Pressure

These drain cleaning machines will provide enough force and pressure to push the blockage right out of your drain or drains. And some machines have a camera attached so that the plumber (and you) can see exactly what is causing the problem, which, in turn, helps determine the best way to unclog your pipes.

Why It’s Important

Even a small blockage can cause major damage, from backed up sewage in your home to standing water in your shower and sinks. If the problem is bad enough, though, a blocked drain can even cause foundation problems or cause structural damage to your basement, for example.

The key is to take a proactive approach. Remember, some of the problems associated with a blocked drain are difficult - and very expensive - to fix. That’s why it’s vitally important to take care of your problems with a drain cleaning service if you are unable to take care of it. Otherwise, a simple blocked or clogged drain can wind up costing you thousands of dollars if it damages other parts of your house or property.

You can find plumbers or drain cleaning service providers in virtually every town, and most have a website. It’s important, though, that you do a little research before you hire anyone. Make sure whomever you hire can take care of your particular plumbing needs, so be prepared to describe your drainage problems in detail.

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  17. I always seem to have problems with clogged drains. Normally I just buy some chemicals and that fixes it. The sooner you try to fix it the more likely you are to get an easy fix.
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  20. You do not want to get a backed up sewage tank. That happened to us last year right before my sister's wedding. Our drain was clogged and wouldn't drain, so all of the water just backed up into our septic tank. It ended up flooding the whole lawn.
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  21. Blocked drains are scary to deal with but very preventable. It's better to take care of them yourself then to have to call a plumber later. You just need to know how to deal with them.

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  22. My drain is so clogged that it is embarrassing. My husband Is at his wits end with my hair clogging up the shower. Drano no longer works, any suggestions?
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  23. You're definitely right, getting drain cleaning services is really important and works like a charm! My wife and I tend to have a lot of clogs in our drains, I suppose it's just a part of life. It is such a great feeling to finally get a nasty clog all cleaned out!

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  24. These drain cleaning machines will provide enough force and pressure to push the blockage right out of your drain or drains. And some machines have a camera attached so that the plumber (and you) can see exactly what is causing the problem, which, in turn, helps determine the best way to unclog your pipes.

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  25. Thanks for the post! This has been very helpful! I know what happens now when a professional comes in and cleans my drain. Nothing is worse than a drain that doesn't drain. Seriously, bathrooms can get so grubby and it's nice to have a drain that works properly.
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  26. My drains are very clogged right now. The water takes a long time to go down. It has gotten to be quite an annoyance. I think it's time for me to get some new tools to try and to fix it myself.
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  27. I didn't know they had drain cleaners at the grocery store, what are they called? I think that this would be a good way to maintain my drains so that they stay in good shape and far away from needing repair. How do you know if you need your drains professional cleaned?
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  28. We have been having drain problems. It seems that no matter what I do, the drain remains clogged. I have tried drain cleaners and home remedies. When is it time to call in a drain cleaning company?

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  29. I appreciate you sharing this info! I've been wanting to help my dad with our blocked drains, but I have no idea what I'm doing. This helped a ton though, and I can't wait to learn more.

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  30. I have always had a hard time keeping my drains draining the way they should. It would be really nice to never have a clogged drain again. I guess I need to be more on top of cleaning my drains out because I don't want problems or cause any major damage. http://www.anytimeservicesinc.com/nj_plumber/drain_cleaning.html

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  32. Are these power blasting drain cleaning tools available for purchase by private citizens? If I can cut out the middle man, that would be great. If I need to get an expert to come and use their high powered unclogging tools, that is cool too.

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  34. That is how you unclog blocked drains? It is not something that I have done myself before, but it is something that I need to get done. There are plenty of people that have to deal with blocked drains and these services really must help them out.
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  35. We always call in the professionals for the serious clogs. We get ones that the best plungers and drain cleaners can't even make a dent in. They come in, work their magic, and poof! Clog gone. It's mind-boggling.

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  36. The bathtub in my girls' bathroom always had the worst time draining. I would always buy the drain liquid that was supposed to help unclog the drain but it still wouldn't drain. My friend mentioned to have our sewage lines cleaned. It seems like it would be a great option. http://www.tierra-environmental.com/sewer-cleaning/

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  37. This is really good to know. My family is particularly hairy, so we plug up the shower drains quite frequently. I am sick of the pool of water that I get when I shower, but I'm not sure how to get down to the clog and get it out. I've heard about different mixtures that help, but I'm not sure which one is best.

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  38. I never realized how many different kinds of machines were available for drain cleaning. I always assumed that they just had to unscrew the pipes and stick something in to clean it out. I'll have to remember this for the next time that I get my drains cleaned. http://jimmyrooter.com

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  39. The sink in my kitchen has been putting off a funny smell lately. I'm not sure why, because I clean everyday and don't let dishes sit in my sink. Is it because it might be blocked? http://www.dbrplumbing.com/Commercial.html

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  40. Drain cleaning services does unclog your sinks and helps them work properly. There are so many different things that could get clogged inside and you just need to make sure that things are working properly. Not a lot of people get these services, but they need to be.
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  41. It's interesting that drain cleaning companies use different types of drain cleaning machines. I've always thought that they use one tried and true method or piece of machinery to clean out drains. I would like to see a contractor use one of these pieces of machinery sometime. It seems like air guns would be really fun to use when unclogging drains.
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  42. I have a lot of clogged drains in my "new" home. It was a short sale, and I think the previous owners abused the property. I am looking for a quick and affordable solution to this problem. Do you know someone that you can recommend?

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  43. I didn't know that a small blockage could cause major damage. I always assumed that a small blockage wouldn't do much. However, I am glad found this to help me understand small blockages can be very bad. How can you tell if you have a small blockage in your pipes?

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  44. Our drain was clogged last year. Food began to rot in our sink. Our landlord said that he would take care of it, but he never did. I wound up taking matters into my own hands. If you are willing to get your hands dirty, you can fix just about anything! http://www.dhamerplumbing.com

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  45. I always put clogged drains in the "annoyance" category. However, I did not know that they could cause damage to the foundation of my home or structural damage to my basement. That is way more serious than I thought. This makes me want to make sure that they are always super clear and functioning.

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  46. I will certainly be more diligent about getting my drains cleaned for now on. I never realized the ramifications that a clogged pipe can bring. This is something that should not be put off. I'll be sure and follow your suggestions and find a drain cleaning service company the help me upon the next issue. http://www.electriceelseweranddrain.ca/en/

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  47. My tub was clogged last week and I couldn't get rid of it with a snake. I even tried the baking soda and vinegar trick and it didn't work. I think I'm going to have to call a plumber. My tub may need to have a hydrojet treatment.

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  48. I wasn't really aware that even a small blockage in your drain can cause major damage. I've noticed that a couple of the drains in my home don't seem to work as well as they used to, but I didn't think it was a very big deal at the time. I'll have to see what can be done to get those cleaned out. I'd hate to have to pay much more than I have to for repairs.
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  49. I have three daughters, and they all share a both room. A little while back, they noticed that their shower wasn't draining very well. It was just starting to get clogged up. It's been a few weeks, and now the tub doesn't drain at all. I am not sure what to do, or where to do. I think that it is a job for a professional, I just am not sure where to turn.

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  50. I had no idea that you could damage your basement by having a blockage in your water pipe. I've been letting hair down my sink for ages. What would I have to do to get it all out? I don't want to deal with any damage. http://www.pipetechsplumbing.com/home/residential-plumbing-services/drain-cleaning/

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  51. I didn't know how crucial it was to have your drains serviced every so often. Just like any other problem that arises you don't think of how to prevent it until the damage is done. Hopefully I can get ahead of this and prevent anything that may happen down the line. http://www.benfranklinplumbingmorganton.com/sewer-and-drain-cleaning-hickory/

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  52. I didn't know they actually made machines that clean drains. I thought the only way to clean drains was to take the pipes apart and get in there with your hands. I'm glad to hear that we can have this kind of problem fixed. Nobody likes clogged drains. http://www.royaltrooter.com

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  53. Whenever I get a small blockage in my home I always try and fix it as soon as I can. I do not want my pipes to get backed up to the point where it does not work correctly. I think that if the plumbing works correctly everything else in the home works correctly. I do not know what I would do without the plumbing that I have. http://www.electriceelseweranddrain.ca/en/

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  54. I had no idea that there were so many different types of machines that can be used to unclog a drain. Are there any machines that worked better than others? Do the cleaning methods vary in cost at all?
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  55. I've tried to clean out my drains with both home remedies and cleaning products, but neither have worked. I'm thinking about calling a plumber, because I can't really work with a clogged sink. I'll have to see how much it will cost, though. http://www.dbrplumbing.com

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  57. I have always tried to clean my drains myself. However with four girls in my house i am constantly cleaning hair out the the drains. I am get of sick of cleaning it and it making no difference. It seems like a plumber is my best bet and keeping it clean.
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  58. Our shower drain hasn't been draining and we aren't sure why. We've tried different things to take care of the problem but nothing seems to work. This has some good insights though that I'll have to share with my dad. Hopefully we can figure out the problem soon.

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  59. I had no idea that a blocked pipe could cause structural damage. Last night I noticed the tub drain was clogged. I really hope that this current clog isn't a major one. As many know, this is not the time of year for major repair projects.
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  60. Had no idea how a plumber really unclogged my pipes. I never really thought about how they did their job, I just knew it got done. Did not know there were that many different ways to unclog a pipe. You list an Air Gun as a method plumbers use to unclog a drain. I would love to watch a plumber use one of those. http://www.dicksonplumbingservices.com.au/services

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  61. I am thinking about cleaning out my drains. I have not yet decided if I am going to do it yet. So I am researching to see what are the benefits of getting it done. This blog was a lot of help and I really like how getting your drains cleaned unclogs your drains and I think it would be totally worth it. http://www.dbrplumbing.com/Commercial.html

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  62. My husband needs to come check out what is wrong with our sinks. We don't have a clog per se, but it doesn't drain very quickly. I don't want to start pouring chemical down the drain because that can be bad. Hopefully he can figure out the problem is with the drainage so we don't have pools of water in the sink all the time. http://www.mblandscape.com/drainage-systems-new-york-white-plains.html

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  63. We really need to get our drains unclogged. We keep trying to use the plunger and the chemical cleaners, but nothing seems to work for very long. I think it is time to call in a professional. There are a couple companies in our area that we have been looking at, and hopefully once we make the final decision on who to hire, our water can start flowing freely again.

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  64. Having clogged pipes is definitely one of the worst things to have to deal with. I think we should do what we can to figure out ways to deal with this. one option is to get help like this. If we can get professionals to come and unclog our drains, it can definitely help us out in so many ways.
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  65. 'Inopportune times' is right. For me, it's always around the holidays. I guess my old sewer system just can't handle all the extra guests in my house. This year I'm going to get it cleaned in advance. Hopefully that will help with some of the clogging. http://www.waltersenviro.com

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  67. Unclogging your pipes by the DIY method is not suitable for everybody, and i’m saying this from personal experience. At my home in Atlantic county, NJ I had faced a similar problem with drain clogs, But thankfully there was a drain cleaning service near me by the name of A-General plumbing and sewer service. These professional bunch of people did an excellent job with my drain clogs. They were also equipped with the tools and machinery mentioned in your blog.

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  69. My husband and I just moved into a new home, and some of the drains are clogged. Where we haven't been here, and have no idea if it's just a clog, or serious damage, I think it would be best for us to hire a plumber. I don't want to cause any damage to our pipes and plumbing system!


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