Though it’s easy to assume once things disappear down the drain, they’re gone forever, that’s just not the case. Over time, your sinks will most likely require drain cleaning in order for them to drain properly. Residue builds up on the pipe walls and layers of debris accumulates to the point that water flow is restricted, and the sink becomes clogged or very slow to drain.
At Craftsman Plumbing, we offer professional drain cleaning in Seattle, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park, and the surrounding communities, to eliminate any debris or blockage that’s clogging your pipes. Our expert plumbers have the equipment, training, and experience to solve this frustrating problem quickly and get your drains flowing once again.
What is Professional Drain Cleaning?
When people think of drain cleaning, images of messy chemical cleaners, coat hangers, and buckets of hot water are usually the first things that come to mind. While people have used these methods with varying degrees of success, that’s not what professional drain cleaning looks like. Depending on the type and extent of clog in your drains, professional cleaning is much more efficient and effective.
We can often clean out a simple clog with a motorized auger, sometimes called a “drain snake.” These tools automatically feed the cable through the drain and push the clog free. If your drain clog is strong enough to withstand the auger, or you’re dealing with multiple clogs, drain jetting (also known as hydro-jetting) is the best solution.
Professional Drain Cleaning is Different from Commercial Drain Cleaner Products
Cleaners that are available in stores are sometimes not effective in solving the problem of a clogged drain. These cleaners are often just a temporary solution to a drain problem, and within a couple of months the homeowner experiences the same sort of clogging. Sometimes, a commercial drain cleaner only loosens the clog enough for it to slide farther down the pipe and completely block it. You may buy a drain cleaning product expecting it to clear the clog in your pipe only to find that it merely pushes it farther away.
When a professional clears the debris from your pipes, it is unlikely that the issue will return soon after that. Today, many plumbers use environmentally safe methods and materials rather than harsh chemicals when clearing the drains and pipes in a home, so you need not worry.
Professionals carry a number of helpful tools to take care of any drain issue that arises, no matter if it’s your kitchen sink, a toilet clog, or a washing machine drain. A drain camera may be used to spot the issue and clear it. A professional drain cleaning should leave your pipes as clear as they were on the day they were installed.
What is Hydro-Jetting and How Does it Work?
In some cases, Craftsman Plumbing technicians must use hydro-jetting. This process involves shooting a powerful stream of pressurized water through your pipes to break up clogs and force them out of your drain system. The pressurized water does more than simply dislodge and eliminate clogs. It’s powerful enough to clean away the residual residue on your pipe walls. Because of this fact, hydro-jetting is also used for pipe cleaning, even if there isn’t a clog.
Because hydro-jetting solely uses water, it is safe for the environment and safe to use for any pipe blockages. Tree roots and other obstructions can be cleared from sewer pipes using hydro-jetting. Rather than slicing into a sewer line to clear it, the hydro jet makes for a snappy and simple cleanup job.
Regular drain jetting of your pipes is part of our plumbing maintenance plan. It helps to loosen the residue and debris that will eventually lead to slow drains and clogs in the future.
How to Know if You Need Drain Cleaning in Seattle?
The signs that your home needs a drain cleaning company are pretty straightforward. If you notice any of the following problems around your home, it’s time to give Craftsman Plumbing a call. We offer both residential and commercial drain cleaning services.
Detecting a foul odor in your home but can’t pin down the source? It’s likely your drain. As residue builds up in your drains, it attracts bacteria and organic matter that stick to your pipe’s walls. Over time, this odor will make its way up through your drain and into your home.
Multiple clogs throughout your home aren’t a coincidence. It’s an indication you have an issue with your main drain system. This may also point to an imminent sewer line backup, which you should address immediately. Call us, and we’ll assess the situation and come up with a solution immediately.
This is the absolute worst-case plumbing scenario. A sewage backup occurs when contaminated water makes its way back up through the plumbing into your home. It can seep through every drain in your house. Aside from smelling bad, it can actually make people in your home very ill.
If you’re experiencing a sewage backup in your home or notice any of the signs we listed, don’t hesitate to call us today. The plumbing professionals at Craftsman Plumbing are standing by, ready to help when you need us most.
What if the Disposal is the Problem?
Kitchen drains can look suspect in cases when the disposal system is the real issue. If bigger pieces of food or other items get stuck inside the disposal, it can stop working. When you need someone to get your garbage disposal running properly, a Craftsman Plumbing professional can easily diagnose and correct the problems you’re having with it. In the event that your garbage disposal cannot be repaired, we’ll explain your replacement options and perform a garbage disposal installation as soon as possible.
Benefits of a Professional Drain Cleaning Company
While there are more than a handful of DIY ways to dislodge a clog in your drain, most of these are suitable for a quick, temporary fix to clear the pipe. However, none will actually clean it. A professional drain cleaning plumber will ensure that the job is done right the first time and cleaned thoroughly.
Minimizes the Chance of Clogs
Professional drain cleaning doesn’t just eliminate the big stuff stuck in your drain; it eliminates the residue stuck to your pipe’s walls that collects debris. Routine drain cleaning is the best way to stop clogs before they have a chance to form.
Protects Your Walls and Flooring
When clogs become a frequent occurrence, you run the risk of having your pipes weakened and damaged. Damaged pipes allow water to seep out into your flooring and walls, which will eventually lead to mold and rotting wood. In addition to the costly repairs you may incur, the accumulation of mold and bacteria can take a serious toll on your family’s health.
Keeps Your Drainage Moving Quickly
One of the telltale signs of an imminent drain clog is slow drainage. With routine drain cleaning, you are less likely to encounter this issue. Regular drain cleaning keeps your drains flowing freely. With so many other things that require attention in your home, your drains shouldn’t have to be one of them. Call us, and we’ll take care of it!
Call Craftsman Plumbing – Seattle’s Drain Cleaning Experts
Slow drains got you down? At Craftsman Plumbing, we understand just how frustrating drainage issues can be, which is why we offer straightforward pricing upfront and industry-leading guarantees on all the work we do. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers for drain cleaning services in Seattle, Edmonds, or Lake Forest Park, and say goodbye to slow drains.
For more information on our drain cleaning services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (206) 855-6110. Our friendly professionals are standing by to take your call and assist you.