Slow drains can be frustrating and quite tricky to fix. Do-it-yourself methods such as pouring down a drain cleaning solution, using a plunger or inserting a coat hanger down the drain provide mixed results. More often than not, do-it-yourself methods of drain cleaning leave you with a sewer line that’s worse than the one you started with.
At The Pipe Shark, our drain cleaning services include the latest trenchless technology called hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is the most eco-friendly method available on the market today. The no-dig power washing process starts with pressurized water with a special nozzle fitted at the other end of the hose. With hydro jetting services, the interior areas of your problem pipes will be cleaned and cleared of sludge, calcified matter, and stuck items in a reasonable amount of time.
Slow Drains Can Mean Bigger Sewer Line Issues
Bathroom drains, showers, sinks and floor drains may work slowly to indicate an accumulation at the entrance of the pipe. When your plumbing starts working slowly without any debris on the external area, then it could be debris, hair, grease, or additional buildup deep inside your drain. Serious problems that occur due to the following factors include the following:
Main Line Clogs
If your residential or commercial property has more than one slow-working drain at multiple points, then it could be a sign of a main line clog. It’s the one pipe that’s tasked to carry out waste from the property to the nearest municipal sewer system. Homes and businesses who have main lines that are plugged will have to have it cleaned one way or another, or face an emergency that will cost you a significant amount of time and money. Worse, you’ll suffer property and furniture damage as sewer backs up into your home.
Roots from nearby bushes, shrubs and trees are constantly seeking nourishment from water sources. As your pipes age they get weaker and provide entry points for roots to enter. When they do, it won’t be long before they choke and impede the flow, bringing your plumbing to a halt.
Clog pipes may result from a pipe disconnect due to shifting soil, ground movement or a dislodged status.
Your home or business property’s drain lines are connected to vent stacks for optimal operation. When these stacks become clogged with bird’s nests, leaves and mud, the drain line that’s connected will most likely be affected in terms of performance.
You may also notice unusual gurgling sounds, the smell of raw sewage coming from the drain pipes and wet spots near the drain locations. For these problems, a septic tank pump service may be needed, but our technicians can conduct a sewer camera inspection in order to determine the exact cause of your drain problem and where it’s located.
Let The Pipe Shark Take Care of Your Slow Drains Today
Noticing the small signs that indicate slow drains and acting upon them as soon as possible is key to preventive pipe maintenance. At The Pipe Shark, we recommend opting for regular cleaning and camera inspection to keep on top of your sewer system’s condition. We have a number of trenchless solutions that can inspection, clean, repair, or replace your pipes without having to dig any trenches, making the process as easy as possible.
Contact Our Team at The Pipeshark for All Your Leaking Pipes Problems
The Pipeshark is your local resource for leaky pipes. We are a small, family owned company that has been performing plumbing repairs since the early 1900’s. Three generations of experience are combined with advanced technology and modern techniques to bring you personalized service with a smile. We are ready to help you fix your leaky pipes for good, so contact us today to get started.