Sewer drain cleaning has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. If you’re still using a plumber who stubbornly refuses to change with the times, you’re probably wasting a lot of money and living with drains that are still obstructed. These are just a few examples of how technology has made drain cleaning much more efficient.
Sewer Drain Cleaning Cameras
One of the most important advances in sewer drain cleaning technology is the use of video cameras to quickly find the exact location of a clog. This eliminates the need for costly, destructive excavation to find the spot where a drain is obstructed. Video systems include a tiny camera attached to the end of a flexible cable that is moved through the drain. The plumber watches a monitor that shows where the clog is located. This picture provides a great deal of other important information as well, such as what the drain is made of and what tools will be needed to clear the clog.
In most instances, plumbers will still use a snake (or auger) in order to clear a sewer drain. There are some clogs, however, that are just too big for this traditional tool. Trying to clear out a significant clog the old-fashioned way will only be a quick fix. Eventually, the clog will return. By using a high-pressure water jet, on the other hand, a plumber can completely flush out a line and make a drain work like new. This option is more expensive, but worth it if you have a severe obstruction.
The experts at Reichelt Plumbing use the most powerful tools available to tackle the toughest drains. If you would like to learn more about sewer drain cleaning services or any of the other services we offer, please give us a call at Reichelt Plumbing (219) 227-6868 or contact us online.