Drain clogs require proper maintenance to preserve a home’s plumbing system. Simply dumping cleaners down a clogged drain may corrode and damage pipes. There is a little nuance with drain cleaning and keeping plumbing systems in tip-top condition. At Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, we provide results-proven services for Everett residents. Listed are some general tips to avoid or prevent clogged drains.
Homemade Drain Cleaners are Never Effective
The do it yourself method of combining vinegar and baking soda is just as helpful as ignoring a clogged drain. Essentially base chemicals—such as baking soda—neutralize acids, like vinegar. So the old fashioned method of dumping vinegar and baking soda into a clogged sink merely adds to the stagnant pool of water. Instead of trusting homemade drain cleaners, hiring Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing for the job prevents more frustration and more stagnant pools of water in sinks. Sinks and sewer lines have a sensitive ecosystem that breaks down gunk and waste traveling through pipes. Everett residents should never buy drain cleaners from stores without firstly contacting our plumbing specialists.
Store Bought Drain Cleaners may Corrode Pipes
An Everett homeowner’s worst plumbing nightmare may be a broken pipe leaking toxic chemicals into the ground or basement. The easiest way to avoid this plumbing catastrophe is always consulting Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing before purchasing or using drain cleaners. Often times, drain cleaners linger deep in a sewer pipe system and gradually corrode the pipes. Unfortunately, homeowners may not be able to detect weakened pipes until a toxic leak occurs. Drain cleaners eat through both grime and the interior of pipes when flushed down a drain. Serious clogs are best fixed through hydro jetting procedures that blast a current of water through the pipes to remove grime. Our drain cleaning services are an inexpensive and easy fix—even for badly clogged pipes.
Drain Cleaning Procedures
There are several drain cleaning procedures that Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing employs to restore clogged pipes to a good as new condition. Both serious and minor clogs can be mended with our cleaning methods. The hydro jetting technique is a fix-all for residential, industrial, and commercial piping system that is a hands-off form of drain cleaning. A sewer camera inspection assess the level of buildup in pipes to gauge how much pressure ought to be blasted into pipes. Like hydro jetting, snaking and descaling clean out sewer pipes without extensive maintenance. Where snaking involves an augur that penetrates clogs—descaling employs chains that grinds down grime within pipes. Each of these methods are personally tailored for the needs of Everett homeowners!
General Tips for Preventing Clogged Drains
Clogged drains are bound to happen eventually for all homeowners—however, there are ways to prevent more serious clogs with some general maintenance advice. Grease, coffee grinds, and even butter may potentially lead to clogged pipes. Drain gates—especially in bathrooms—can help gather insoluble gunk and grime, like soap scum or hair. Eventually, most Everett homeowners will experience some degree of buildup in pipes that is best treated by Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing sooner than later.
Draining cleaning services are typically ignored in favor of homemade or harmful drain cleaners, which always make the situation worse. By contacting Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing, Everett residents can rest assured that clogged drains will not worsen into a plumbing crisis.