One of the most common plumbing issues in homes is a clogged drain. In some instances, you may be able to use your plumbing tools to clear the drain. However, the problem may be more serious, and you may need assistance from a licensed plumber or a drain cleaning company. The YouTube video dives deeper into the definition of a clogged drain.
This article will discuss what it is, how to solve it, and how it works.
Drain Problems Solved
Let’s start with what a clogged drain is. Your drainage system runs waste and debris from your home to the local sewerage system. However, the system can get clogged with items that don’t break down completely, such as food items, waste, or other household debris. There are some obvious signs your drains are clogged, such as toilet overflow, water back-ups, and foul odors.
The two primary tools to clear drains are cables or hydro-jets. Cables or drain snakes are long, thin augers with a metal coil used to dislodge the debris and clear the drain. Hydro-jetting, on the other hand, is a specialized tool that pushes high-pressure water through a property’s drainage system to dislodge the debris. Both methods are effective, but one is for more serious blockages.
Understanding what causes a blockage and how to identify it is the first step. The next would be to decide which is better, a DIY job or getting a professional to tackle it.