Your Winchester Drain Cleaning Services
In need of quick and efficient Winchester drain cleaning services? Call Powell’s Plumbing today at 540-665-8196 for immediate solutions.
Clogged drains happen sooner or later, Powell’s plumbing is a drain cleaning expert. It may just be a clog developing in the P-trap under a sink, or it may be a clog forming in the main sewer line of the house. Most clogged drains have the same causes, and most of them can be prevented. Our team of technicians is here to help you with the utmost professionalism, providing drain unclogging and drain snake plumbing in Winchester.
What is a Drain Snake?
Drain snakes are available in manual and power models. The manual drain snake is nothing more than a flexible metal rod with a coiled piece of steel wire on the ends that can be worked back and forth or rotated to dislodge materials causing the clog. Most manual drain snakes are only a few feet long. They are suitable to clear sink drains and toilets that are clogged at the trap, which keeps sewer gas from backing into the room. The gas traps are U-shaped areas of the drain that hold back a little water, which acts as a seal against sewer gas. Drain clogs typically develop in this area.
Our professional power plumbing snakes for drains are lengths of coiled steel wire that can be joined together. The leading end can accept different attachments to bust through clogs in sewer pipes. They are used when sewer mains are clogged in residences and businesses. A machine rapidly spins the coiled pieces to rotate the clog-busting attachment at the head. They can go deep into sewer mains, and they are even capable of reaching into the buried sewer line outside, helping our Winchester drain cleaning plumbers. Special attachments can cut tree roots that are migrating into compromised terracotta sewer lines buried outside.
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What Causes Drain Clogs?
Fats and fibers are the main culprits behind most drain clogs. Fat sources may come from food or even soaps. Fiber sources that clog drains are provided by anything from vegetable waste sent down a garbage disposal, to strands of hair going down a shower or bathtub drain.
Materials that cause serious drain clogs include cements and plasters that chemically harden even in the presence of water. Rinsing out a container used to mix concrete or Plaster of Paris and sending the residue down the drain can cause a clog. The material still hardens in water. Items not meant to be flushed down the toilet also contribute to serious drain clogs. Debris that backwashes into an underground sewer main during a severe rain storm can also be a culprit behind a serious clog.
How Can I Keep My Drains From Clogging?
Storm debris backing into a sewer line from the sewer main at the street is a rare occurrence. Most routine clogs are caused by fats and fibers, and most serious clogs are caused by tree roots or a collapsed terracotta pipe. The majority of routine clogs can be prevented, simply:
– Do not put grease down the drain.
– Have the garbage disposal inspected to make sure the impeller is capable of finely grinding waste.
– Do not flush feminine products down the toilet.
– Use a lint trap at the sink that a clothes washer drains into.
– Use a hair trap at shower and bathtub drains.
– Clean containers outdoors if they have been used to mix any material that hardens.
– Install toilet seat locks to prevent toddlers from flushing toys and fabrics.
At the first sign of a slow-running drain, call the
At the first sign of a slow-running drain, call the professionals at 540-665-8196 for help. It is much better to have a routine service call for a slow drain than it is to need to clear a clog that stops the drain entirely.
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