Drain Cleaning in Skiatook
A clog can be extremely disruptive to your everyday life. When the drains in your home are not working properly, all normal activities, such as showering, laundry, and dishes, come to a standstill. There are several signs that you can watch out for that indicate a problem is brewing in your drain lines, including foul smells and noises such as bubbling and gurgling. When you notice these signs, it is best to call us for professional drain services before the issue snowballs into a totally clogged pipe.
Some other signs that indicate you need drain repair services include:
- Drain flies
- Backups or toilet overflows
- Leaking drains
- Slow draining
Clogs can happen for a number of reasons but are usually the result of some kind of buildup. Clogs in bathroom pipes are typically caused by hair and soap scum buildup. But flushing things down the toilet that you shouldn’t, such as feminine hygiene products, wipes, and cat litter, can also be a cause. Clogs in kitchen pipes are most commonly caused by grease and the buildup of food waste that people should throw in the trash, such as coffee grounds and chicken bones.
If worse comes to worst, a severe enough clog can result in the backup of raw sewage into your home. This is not only nerve-wracking but can also cause serious health hazards and result in the need for thousands of dollars in home repairs. Raw sewage is full of dangerous bacteria. It can permeate your flooring and walls and create a permanent odor. You may need to replace your walls, flooring, and subflooring. During all of this, you may need to find somewhere else to stay, which could add to the costs.
Clogs that result in serious backups are easily preventable through regular drain cleaning services and practicing plumbing best practices. But, regardless of how the problem got there, we are here to provide a solution with zero judgment.
We will typically start with camera inspections. Using this modern technology allows us not only to pinpoint clogs but also to see areas of potential structural problems, such as cracked or collapsed pipes, pinholes, and sagging. Using a camera to look inside your pipes also allows us to see what exactly is causing the clog, which will tell us which approach we should take. Things like tree root invasions and collapsed pipes require more extensive drain repair techniques. But a clog caused by buildup is usually easily taken care of using hydro jetting.
Hydro jetting is the process of sending highly pressurized heated water through your pipes. This process is extremely effective at removing the buildup from pipe walls and offers long-term results. Hydro jetting is also environmentally friendly because it doesn’t use any chemicals and is a great preventative maintenance solution.