One Call Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HYDRO JETTING’

“Should I Get Commercial Hydro Jetting Services?

Water Flowing Down Sink Drain

Imagine this: It is the busiest Friday night your restaurant has had
in a while. Your servers are wearing pathways into the floor they are
moving so fast and the kitchen is a cacophony of activity. But then it
all comes to a screeching halt because of one issue:  a clogged drain.

A backed-up drain may not seem like such a big issue but it really
can bring everything to a stop. No draining means no clean dishes which
means nowhere to put the food which means no customers are getting fed.
See what we mean?

But wait! Before you pour that caustic drain cleaner fluid into the sink, you should know there is a better way to get the drain clear. When you reach out to One Call Plumbing for help with your commercial plumbing in Raleigh & Durham, NC, one of our professional plumbers can come back to not only clear that clog but make sure your pipes are clean enough to prevent another back up for a good long while.

Why You  Should …

Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Not the Answer to Clogs!

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.

When you turn on a tap or faucet in your home to discover that water is backing up instead of properly going down the drain, your instinct may be to reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner you got from the store down the street. These are marketed toward homeowners and renters looking to quickly clear up a drain, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are effective at clearing up drains. In fact, our Wake Forest, NC plumbing experts can tell you—they are not effective at all.

The Problem with Chemical Liquid Drain Cleaners

The problem with chemical liquid drain cleaners is right there in the name: “chemical.” This leads to a number of issues, which we’ve highlighted below.

Most Chemicals Only Dissolve Some Clogs

This is the first thing you should know about chemical, store-bought drain cleaners—they’re formulated to resolve some (not all) sources of clogs. For instance, most can dissolve hair. But grease, grime, food particles, and even soap scum can be hard to completely remove for these “affordable” solutions. Therefore, the clog removal is temporary at best.

The Problem Can Get Worse

The fact is, some of the particles that the chemicals …

Prevent Drain Clogs with These Tips

Plumber Unclogging A Tub Drain With An Electric Auger.

You might not be surprised to learn that the #1 most common plumbing problem is the drain clog. Everyone has dealt with a clogged up or slow drain at some time or another. Our professional plumbers offer Durham, NC drain cleaning to rid homes of these clogs all the time.

But what if you could avoid drain clogs altogether? While we’re here
to relieve your drain clogs in the most effective ways possible (liquid
drain cleaners you can buy at the store are not the answer) we
also love to help our customers out. That means sharing some tips with
you to help you avoid plumbing problems to begin with.

Use Drain Covers or Drain Screens

There are a number of things that can get stuck down in your drains.
Soap scum, hair, and objects accidentally knocked down into drains are
among the most frequent sources of drain clogs. But you can stop most of
these from going down the drain by using a cover or a screen.

These drain covers are sold at any hardware or …

“Help! All My Drains Are Stopped Up”

Clogged Drain

Drain clogs are among the most common service calls our team receives. When it’s just one drain, you may be able to relieve it with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. When all the drains in your home are stopped up, however, then you have a much more serious problem on your hands—a sewer line drain clog that requires professional Durham, NC drain cleaning.

“Wait, Can’t I Just Buy Liquid Drain Cleaner?”

Sure, you can, but if the problem has already reached the point that all your drains are stopped up, this won’t do you very much good at all. Besides, we don’t recommend store-bought drain cleaners to clean out clogs at all, no matter how minor. The main reason for this is because these liquid drain cleaners use corrosive chemicals to do their job.

The chemicals used will eat through whatever is clogging your pipes (albeit, temporarily, because it doesn’t actually remove the clog) but it won’t stop there. Prolonged use of these store-bought solutions will degrade your plumbing itself, to the point that you’ll likely need to replace some or all of it earlier than you otherwise would have.

These chemicals …