No matter what type of business you run, whether it’s a restaurant where you have extensive kitchen plumbing or a basic office with a bathroom and a sink, you have plumbing needs. Perhaps you try to handle those plumbing needs on your own—if a bathroom sink is clogged you can just pour some liquid drain cleaner down it and call it a day, right?
Well, not so much. These are actually pretty harmful to pipes—which we’ll get into more below—and with much higher stakes than in a residential situation, you want to ensure you are taking the best care you can of your commercial plumbing in Cary, NC. Read on to learn more about how chemical liquid drain cleaners can do more harm than good, and how beneficial hydro-jetting can be for your business.
Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Chemicals
Professionals will never recommend the common drain cleaning chemicals for even homeowners, let alone business owners. We understand that this might seem like a simple fix, and a convenient one, but here are some truths about those drain cleaning chemicals:
- They are some of the most toxic and caustic chemicals you can find at the store—potentially leading to skin and eye irritation.
- Their caustic nature means they can also damage the lining of your pipes.
- The chemicals in these cleaners are often not able to dissolve particular types of clogs and can push the problem further on down into the sewer line—this is particularly bad news if you share your commercial space with other businesses.
Can You Use a Drain Snake or Auger?
Yes, is some cases a drain snake may do the trick. Our professional plumbers can certainly try this method, but its success depends on how far down the clog is in the drain. If it’s near the drain opening, we may be able to employ this method with ease. But if it’s farther down the drain, you may, in fact, need hydro-jetting.
The good news is that hydro-jetting is a permanent solution, versus the temporary relief that a chemical drain cleaner would provide.
So, What Is Hydro-Jetting?
As the name suggests, hydro-jetting involves the use of a high-pressure jet of water to clean out slow-moving or clogged sewer and drain lines. A flexible hose is inserted into the line in question, and a nozzle on the end blows water around in a 360° manner.
Hydro-jetting is so powerful that not only does it eliminate the clog completely, but it prevents future clogs from building up—so long as you also invest in routine commercial plumbing maintenance.
Hydro-jetting is the best drain cleaning method there is for your business, lowering your risk of a huge business interruption due to a plumbing catastrophe. It leaves no mess, and as long as the service is conducted by a trained professional, you don’t have to worry about any property damage.
At One Call Plumbing, we are blending technology with traditional values. Contact us today for reliable plumbing services!