Drain cleaning is part of the arsenal of trenchless sewer pipeline repair methods that PipeShark uses to support its clients. Trenchless refers to the fact that the methods do not require any digging. Landscapes and outdoor hardscapes do no need to be destroyed in order to dig up the pipeline nor do the outdoor features need to be restored once the sewer drain pipeline has been inspected, diagnosed, or repaired. All of our trenchless procedures are performed from within the pipeline. The interior of the pipeline is accessed via pipe connectors that were fitted back when the pipeline was first installed within the building.
How the Drain Cleaning Process Works in Reading, PA
Our trenchless sewer drain cleaning begins with a sewer camera inspection. It is important to know what is currently occurring within your sewer pipeline system. The sewer camera can spot blockages and cracks as well as the level of corrosion buildup on the interior pipeline wall. Corrosion is a collection of minerals that separate from the running water and adhere to the pipeline over time. These minerals form a rough surface, often called scale or corrosion, which allows materials to snag and gather at various points throughout the pipeline. Over time a snag, which slows water flow, can become a full blockage in the sewer drain system. PipeShark recommends regular drain cleanings to prevent just such a blockage and the ordeal of the symptoms that can result.
During the sewer camera inspection process, a small, waterproof camera is inserted into the sewer pipeline. The camera is directed via an optic cable to move throughout the entire pipeline. Video feed of the pipeline interior is fed back to our technician via the cable. Our experienced team member will discuss with you the findings of the inspection and will recommend the best solution for any snags, blocks, or cracks found.
When snags or rough interior pipe wall surfaces are found, the hydro jetting process is most often recommended. Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water to both break apart and rinse away snags and to scour smooth the pipe wall. Both snags and rough surfaces slow the draining of wastewater and allow accumulations to grow until they become total blockages. It is best that they are removed as soon as they are spotted.
When cracks are located, a pipe repair called a cured in place pipe (CIPP) liner is used. The pipe liner is inflatable and coated with a resin. Once the liner is inserted at the crack location, it is inflated. The resin is pressed firmly against the pipe wall for a few hours while the resin hardens and cured. The liner is then deflated and removed, leaving behind a durable new interior pipe wall.
Call Pipeshark to Clean Your Reading Home Drains Today
PipeShark has a team in your Reading area. We are an experienced team registered in Pennsylvania under the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, and are members of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), and the International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA).
Our experienced and dedicated staff is ready to perform a drain cleaning on your residential, industrial, commercial, or municipal building. Once the first drain cleaning is completed, our qualified staff will be able to recommend a regular maintenance schedule for future drain cleanings. Call us now for a consultation.