FAQs on Drain Cleaning

FAQs on Drain Cleaning

Knowledge or any information about drains and drain cleaning in West Chester, PA is not something that many property owners are privy to. Which is why you might have questions about your drains that, at this point, are too afraid or embarrassed to ask.

So our team here at the Pipeshield drain cleaning company has taken it upon ourselves to answer the most common questions that you might have about drain cleaning and drains in general.

How Do You Tell If a Drain Is Clogged?

There are several signs that can indicate a clogged drain. These can include slow or backed up drains, toilets that won’t flush, and unpleasant odors coming from the drains, among a few other things.

How Do I Avoid Potential or Recurring Clogs?

In kitchens, avoid pouring oil, grease, or food scraps down the drain as these substances congeal when they cool. For tubs and showers, prevent soap scum and hair from getting into the drains with a strainer.

Can You Clear Clogs By Yourself?

While you can clear clogs by yourself using chemical drain cleaners, we don’t recommend it. These cleaners can eat away at drains and will oftentimes only work in some drain types, like sinks, but not toilets. It’s best to have drain cleaning services done professionally. This is to ensure that the job is done in a safe and efficient manner.

What’s the Best Drain Cleaning Method?

The cleaning method will often depend on the clog type and pipe condition. A more thorough job is possible with hydro jetting, a type of high-pressure washer that the trained professionals at Pipeshield will use to blast away hair and grease and really tough clogs caused by corrosion buildup or tree roots.

How Often Should Drains Be Cleaned?

Drain cleaning can be done on an as-needed basis, such as quick emergency flow restoration through drain snaking. A good maintenance routine should include a once-a-year camera drain inspection so you can have a complete understanding of the pipe’s condition. It’s best to check in during spring to stay ahead of any issues that may have developed in the winter.

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