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Dealing with a drain clog is probably one of the most frustrating things that a homeowner has to deal with, and it often necessitates a call to a plumber. Drain and pipe clogs are not only annoying, preventing you from enjoying freely flowing water, but they’re also a huge sign that something could be seriously wrong deep within your home’s plumbing system.

A clogged drain needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Your first idea may be to grab an over-the-counter drain cleaner, but those drain cleaners could do more harm than good. They’re very caustic, resulting in the ability to strip and damage pipes. When dealing with a serious drain clog, you need to work with a plumbing company. This is because a drain clog may not just be a simple clog, but it may also be a sign of something much more serious going on. Having a plumber come to look at the issue could save you lots of money and headaches down the road.

The following are some ways that drain cleaning services in Scottsdale, AZ, can help you eradicate clogs.

Drain snaking

With drain snaking, the plumber from your drain cleaning company manually inserts an auger into your drain. He keeps inserting it until the blockage is reached. Once he reaches the blockage, he rotates the handle until the auger is able to push through the clog.

Motorized Drain Augers

A motorized drain auger is basically a drain snake with a motor. The metal coil portion of the auger is inserted into your drain. Once it reaches the obstruction, the plumber turns on the motor, and the head of the auger rotates, clearing away the blockage. Although motorized drain augers are available at hardware stores, they’re really tools that should be left for professionals to handle. The rotating coil piece can really damage the inside of a pipe if it’s not handled properly.

Hydro Jetting

With hydro jetting services from a plumber, you’re getting a really effective and thorough way to clear away clogs. A hydro jetter is comprised of a hose that has a 360-degree nozzle at the end of it. Your plumber inserts the nozzle into the blocked drain, continuing to push it in until it reaches the blockage. Once it reaches the blockage, your plumber turns on the water, and a full blast of water jets out. This highly pressurized jet of water clear away debris, grease, oil, and anything else that’s blocking the pipes. The drain will then be clear, allowing water to transfer freely again.

Regular Drain Cleaning

One way to get rid of clogs or prevent them from happening in the first place is to have regular drain cleaning performed by a plumbing company. With regular drain cleaning, a company uses hydro jetting tools to blast away any buildup in the pipes, keeping the entire system clean. This means that at the first sign of buildup, any leftover debris is washed away. If you’re on a regular drain cleaning schedule, clogs don’t have a chance to build up in the first place. Speak to your plumbing company to find out what type of cleaning schedule you will need.

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