Remedies and Prevention Tips for a Clog-Free Sewer System

We recently unblocked a doozy of a sewer blockage. To solve the problem, we power rodded the line, which had an impressive system of roots tangled in the pipe. The large roots on the end of the tail were the main feeder roots, with smaller roots expanding out like spiderwebs to gain more access to the nutrients in the line. If homeowners can control those main roots, they can avoid problems like this.

At DRC Plumbing and Sewer, we understand the inconvenience and potential hazards posed by blocked sewer lines. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering cutting-edge services like hydrojetting and power rodding to keep your plumbing system running smoothly. In this blog, we’ll delve into these powerful techniques and share essential tips on how to prevent blockages caused by hair, inappropriate items, grease, and tree roots.

Hydrojetting: A Blast of Cleanliness

Hydrojetting is a high-pressure cleaning method that blasts water through your sewer lines. This forceful water stream is powerful enough to dislodge and remove accumulated debris, including stubborn blockages like grease, sludge, and sediment build-up.

Benefits of Hydrojetting:

We use hydrojetting as a technique because of these features:

  • Thorough Cleaning: Hydrojetting cleans the entire diameter of the pipe, offering a comprehensive clean that traditional methods can’t match.
  • Safe for Pipes: This method is safe for most types of plumbing and is environmentally friendly, as it uses only water.
  • Long-lasting Results: By thoroughly removing debris, hydrojetting can prevent future clogs and extend the life of your pipes.

Power Rodding: Precision in Unclogging

Our plumbers also employ power rodding as another effective technique for clearing blockages. It involves a motorized device that sends a flexible rod into your pipes. The rod, equipped with specialized cutting tools, breaks up clogs and clears the pathway.

Advantages of Power Rodding:

Power rodding offers some benefits, including:

  • Versatility: Power rodding can effectively solve different types of clogs, including those caused by tree roots.
  • Precision: The flexible rod can navigate complex pipe layouts, ensuring the cutting tool reaches and removes blockages.
  • Efficiency: Power rodding can provide faster relief than than other traditional methods, making it a convenient option for urgent situations.

Preventing Blockages: Tips and Tricks

While hydrojetting and power rodding provide excellent solutions for existing blockages, we strongly recommend prevention as a better alternative to the cure. Here are some tips to keep your sewer lines free from clogs:

Avoid Hair Build-up:

Use drain guards in showers and bathtubs to catch hair. Regularly remove accumulated hair from these guards.

Be Mindful of What You Flush:

Only flush human waste and toilet paper. Avoid disposing of items like wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, cotton swabs, and dental floss in the toilet.

Keep Grease Out of Drains:

Never pour cooking grease or oil down the drain. Instead, let it cool and dispose of it in the trash. Also, use a grease-fighting dish soap and hot water to clean greasy pans before washing them in the sink.

Combat Tree Root Intrusion:

Regularly inspect for and remove any roots growing near sewer lines. Consider using root-killing chemicals as a preventative measure, but consult a professional to ensure safe and appropriate usage.

By understanding and utilizing advanced techniques like hydrojetting and power rodding, along with adopting preventive measures, you can maintain a healthy and efficient sewer system. At DRC Plumbing and Sewer, we commit our knowledge and skills to providing top-notch services to ensure your plumbing needs are met with professionalism and expertise. Remember, a little prevention goes a long way in avoiding major plumbing disasters!

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