When it comes to maintaining a healthy plumbing system, it’s important to understand the difference between sewer cleaning and drain cleaning. While they may sound similar, these two services tackle different components of your plumbing system. At McDonough’s, we’re here to break down the distinction and help you make informed decisions for your home.
When we talk about drain cleaning, we’re referring to the clearing and unclogging of individual drains in your home. Drains are the fixtures responsible for carrying water, waste, and other substances away from specific areas, such as sinks, showers, bathtubs, and toilets. Over time, debris like food scraps, grease, hair, soap scum, and mineral buildup can accumulate in these drains, leading to blockages and slow draining. This can be a problem when you want your sink to drain or the shower to work properly.
If you’re experiencing slow draining or clogged drains, it’s important to address this issue as soon as possible. If left untreated or ignored, it can lead to larger problems like flooding, mold and mildew growth, and even structural damage.
During a drain cleaning service, our skilled technicians use various tools and techniques to remove clogs and restore proper water flow. This might include snaking the drain with a flexible cable or using high-pressure water jetting to thoroughly clean the pipes. By addressing clogs at the source, drain cleaning ensures that water can freely flow through individual fixtures.
On the other hand, sewer cleaning focuses on the main sewer line that connects your home’s plumbing system to the municipal sewer system or septic tank. This line is responsible for carrying all the waste and wastewater from various drains in your home. Due to its critical role, a sewer line blockage can lead to severe and widespread issues throughout your plumbing system.
Sewer cleaning involves clearing any obstructions or clogs in the sewer line to restore proper flow. Advanced techniques like video camera inspection are often used to identify the exact location and cause of the blockage. Depending on the severity, our experts may employ methods such as hydro jetting to remove stubborn clogs, tree root intrusions, or other debris from the sewer line. Once the blockage has been cleared and debris removed, we’ll flush your sewer line with pressurized water to thoroughly rinse away any residue or remaining particles. The final step is pipe lining, a process that seals your sewer line from corrosion and future damage. With these steps completed, you can rest assured that your plumbing system is back to its original condition.
While DIY methods may work for minor clogs and drain issues, hiring professional help for both sewer and drain cleaning is highly recommended. Here’s why:
Expertise: Experienced professionals understand the intricacies of plumbing systems and can accurately diagnose and address issues.
Specialized Tools: Professionals have access to specialized tools and equipment to effectively clear clogs and restore proper function.
Preventive Maintenance: Professionals can conduct regular maintenance to detect and prevent potential issues, saving you from more significant problems down the line.
At McDonough’s Unclog Drains, we specialize in both sewer and drain cleaning services. Our trained technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools to unclog stubborn drains and clear sewer line blockages efficiently. Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your daily life – reach out to us today for expert assistance!
Contact us now to schedule an appointment and ensure a healthy and hassle-free plumbing system in your home. McDonough’s – your trusted partners in sewer and drain cleaning services!