You don’t realize how much you rely on your drains until they start to fail. A drain that can’t remove unwanted water and waste from your home can render your sinks, showers, and baths unusable.
Luckily, you have drain replacement and repair options available to you. Our team of experienced professionals can assess a backed-up drain and determine what forces may be preventing it from doing its job. After an initial inspection, you can discuss what services may be in your home repair budget.
The Dangers of DIY Drain Repair and Replacement
A few different tools are available on the commercial market claim that can fix a backed-up drain. Drain snakes and chemical cleaners, for example, both boast the ability to get your drain up and working again if it’s blocked.
If you’re dealing with a problem that’s more severe than a backed-up drain, though, your DIY repair efforts may be dangerous and harmful to your home. These drain replacement or repair solutions aren’t just ineffective. They can also make you overlook the real problem plaguing your pipelines.
If you’re battling drainage problems throughout your home, let our team of professionals take a look. Our experience can make the drain repair or replacement process a snap.
Addressing Common Drainage Problems
Our team can help you restore drains that have suffered minor to severe damage, including those enduring:
Drainage Line Cracks
The drainage pipes that run through your home are more sensitive to outside influences than you might think. Crawl space leaks expose your drainage pipes to hydrostatic pressure, and that force can cause your pipes to crack and improperly drain. Shifting soil can have much the same effect. Even a freezing winter can make your drainage pipes more vulnerable to structural damage.
When faced with cracked or punctured pipes, our team recommends either patches or pipe replacements. These projects can require pipeline excavations that our team of professionals makes all the easier.
If you use your garbage disposal to get rid of unwanted food waste, or if your bathroom drain sees a lot of use, then you’ve probably dealt with a blocked drain before. Nevertheless, our team can work magic that surpasses any work chemicals or drain snakes can do for your drains.
Chemical cleaners and snakes tend to merely poke holes in the obstruction that’s clogging a pipe. Instead, we use a process called hydro-jetting, which applies intense water pressure (i.e., a high-powered stream) to clear away anything blocking your lines. Not only is this clearance method safer to use than its chemical alternatives, but it also removes the entire blockage from your drain instead of leaving loose debris behind.
Drain Line Corrosion
No drainage line lasts forever. Over time, your utilities start to show signs of wear and tear. Drain and pipe corrosion are typical problems to come across in older homes where the pipes have deteriorated, or rust has started to limit the water’s ability to make it out towards your sewer.
If your pipes and drains have started to lose their structural integrity to corrosion, you should replace them entirely. Our team offers service line repair courtesy of trenchless technologies or full-line excavation, depending on which services interest you the most.
Drain Repair Versus Drain Replacement
Whether or not your drainage line can stand repairs versus replacement will depend on the extent of damage the line endured. Pipes that are cracked, punctured, or otherwise leaking in excess may need to be replaced, albeit not entirely. Our team can replace these lines in sections to limit the repair cost to you.
If your drain suffers from severe corrosion, however, then it may be time to invest in a comprehensive replacement. Talk with one of our team members after they’ve completed their inspection of your line. Together you can determine which of these services may best help restore water flow through your home.
Maintaining Your Drains Year-Round
You can call on Craftsman Plumbing for more than just pipeline and drain repairs. Should you want to get ahead of potential damage to your lines, schedule routine maintenance with one of our representatives. Annual drain and pipe inspections can keep our team up to date on the condition of your lines. In turn, we can offer you access to services before something goes amiss so that you can keep using your sink, bathtub, and shower without running into any problems.
Find Seattle Plumbers Near Me
Don’t feel the need to take on drain repair or replacement projects alone. Let Craftsman Plumbing go to work for you. Get in touch with one of our team members today to schedule your first drain and line inspection.