Did you know that clogged drains are one of the most frustrating and typical plumbing issues for home and property owners in Lake Forest? Many people resort to using DIY tools and techniques to assist in solving clogs they might find in their bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Though these at home “quick fixes” might resolve the issue at hand, you could be ignoring or even causing a much larger issue that can be harder to detect and much more expensive to resolve. In most cases it is best to call a licensed plumber from Pristine Plumbing. Our plumbers are prompt, reliable, knowledgeable and will be using the latest stat of the art technology to clean out your pipes and keep them running efficiently without any issue. There is a lot of essential information that every property owner should know about cleaning services, including how to schedule, how often to schedule, how it works, and how to know if you might have a clog or leak.
What methods are often used in clearing our pipes?
Commercial Drain Cleaning Products – Commercial drain cleaners involve the use of strong chemicals to break down residue and blockages in drains and pipes. Often available at most grocery and hardware stores, these products do tend to work as advertised. Did you know that they can actually wreak havoc on your plumbing system though? Harsh abrasive chemicals in commercial drain cleaning products and actually chew and eat through your pipes and cause a much larger issue. A clog has now turned into a much more expensive pipe leak.
At Home DIY Methods – At home DIY methods can be great in helping to remove every day build up that can occur in your pipes. Hot water being poured down the pipes regularly can help to dislodge debris back up. Some people like to use a combination of hot water, vinegar and some even use lemon in the mixture. This is a great preventive measure but is not guaranteed as a long term solution.
Cabling – When there is a clog in your toilet, sink, or tub a common method to clearing the obstruction is called cabling. This uses a common plumbing tool often referred to as a snake. Snaking or Cabling a drain involves inserting a thin, long, flexible auger that has a metal coil wrapped around it, into your drain pipe. The metal coiling along the pipe will assist in moving around the pipe and dislodging any debris that are causing blockage. Snakes are often found for purchase at local hardware stores. They can assist in clearing out common clogs. It is important to note that if you don’t have much experience with plumbing or using these specific types of tools, you always run the risk of causing damage to your pipes and plumbing system. These problems can be much more expensive and frustrating in the long run. It’s usually best to call a trusted, licensed professional from Pristine Plumbing to assist with your drain cleaning services on your Lake Forest home or property.
Hydro Jetting – Another popular method used to clear clogs and clean pipes is called hydro jetting. This method involves the use of a specialized hose that forces high pressure water through the plumbing system of your Lake Forest home or property. This method should only be done by a licensed professional from Pristine Plumbing. One of our plumbers will insert a camera into the plumbing system of your property to look for any clogs, cleaks, or damage. This helps to ensure that the high water pressure system used by hydro jetting will not cause any further damage to your plumbing system. Once the camera inspection is completed, the plumber will insert the hose into your drain system and attach the hose to a pressurized water tank. The plumber will turn the water tank on, and maneuver the hose through your pipe system to clean it. High pressure water jets come out of the hose in multiple directions simultaneously to remove residue and buildup. Hydro jetting can lengthen the integrity of your plumbing system by removing years of oil, grease, organic waste and mineral build up, making your pipes like new again.
It is recommended that professional drain cleaning services should be done every two to three years. We at Pristine Plumbing offer the latest technology in hydro jetting and drain cleaning services and are available to help Lake Forest residents and property owners with all of their drain cleaning or emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are available around the clock by phone or our online chat feature to answer any questions, or help to schedule services or emergency plumbing services. Have a look at the hundreds of positive reviews we have across the web by clicking here. We offer free online quotes and estimates, many reviews on our services and equipment, and military and senior discounts. Call us today.
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