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- SINCE 1981 -

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- SINCE 1981 -


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How Does Drain Cleaning Work?

Most people don’t give much thought to their drains until they stop working well. If your drains are clogged or starting to slow down, then you’ve likely had to call for Ladera Ranch drain cleaning services. But how does drain cleaning actually work? What kind of tools will your plumber use to clean out any obstructions in your drains? Here at Saddleback Plumbing, Inc. we wanted to help our customers understand exactly what goes on during drain cleaning services. Read on below to learn more.

Ladera Ranch Drain Cleaning: How it Works

When your plumber arrives, the first thing that they will do is try to determine the source of the clog. One of the best tools that our plumbers have at their disposal is video camera pipe inspection equipment. This type of tool allows our plumbers to get an up-close and personal look at the inside of your home’s plumbing system. The video camera is very small and it is attached to a long wire that our plumbers will feed down in your drains. The image is displayed for plumber on a screen. This allows them to find out exactly where any clogs or blockages are so that they can accurately target their cleaning efforts.

When it comes to the actual cleaning, your plumber may use a couple of different tools. One of the most common and oldest methods is with an auger, also called a snake. It is a long metal wire that can be sent down your drains and then twisted to break up any clogs that might be there.

Another terrific tool is a water jet or scour jet. This equipment creates a high pressure stream of water that can be used to safely break up and clogs in your pipes. This system is highly valuable because it doesn’t damage your pipes and it also is very effective.

If your drains are starting to slow down it almost always means that a clog is not far behind.

Make sure that you call immediately for Ladera Ranch drain cleaning services from Saddleback Plumbing, Inc.

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