Understanding the Causes of Blocks and Solutions in Drain Cleaning
All buildings need to be provided with clean water and effective draining of waste so that internal activities will run smoothly. With a proper drainage system of waste, the owners and tenants of a building are ensured of a healthy and safe environment.
There are several reasons why drains could end up into a blockage. And so when this incident happens, you would require the services of a skilled plumber to carry out cleaning of the drain. An owner or a tenant will be assured of a clean environment when the plumber will successfully drain the wastes from the building.
We would resort to drain cleaning of our building when at one point or another drains are blocked. There are several reasons why there is blocked drains. An example would be too big foreign objects that are flushed down the toilet and are too big to pass the drain. Another situation is that hairs may be washed down the sink and have accumulated in the drainage thus causing blockage of the drain pipes. Usually, we wash down grease and fatty substances down the sink and this would result to blockage of drainage pipes once they get stuck on the sides of these pipes.
Other situations that would result to drain blockage are leaves of plants which are not properly swept off and disposed in the garbage that could make their way into the drainage pipes, and also the roots of trees that can crack the pipes in order to get the water they need, and the cracking of pipes would lead to a drain blockage.
One of the ways that a plumber can conduct drain cleaning is with the use of a hydrojetter. With water that is under very high pressure, a hydrojetter would release it and thus remove all the dirt that are blocking the drains. The plumber will lower the instrument into the drain and pushes it until it reaches the blocked area. With the use of the pressurized water from the hydrojetter, blockage will result to small particles, substances that are on stuck onto the sides of the pipes will be rid off, and so allowing the waste to flow freely out the drain.
Another solution for drain blockage is with the use of the drain snake, described as a long and flexible cord composed of wires, and are pushed down into the drain and reaching t the blocked area. The wires are then turned by the motor resulting to breaking down the obstruction into small particles, then these small particles are pushed down the drain thereby allowing free flowing of wastes.
In order to conduct an efficient drain cleaning, the plumber has to be able to identify the blockage location.