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How is Drain Cleaning Done?

Saddleback Plumbing offers drain services in Ladera Ranch, and as is common for most plumbers, drain cleaning is a standard operation for us: clearing a pipe or drain of an obstruction in order to get the water flowing again. In Ladera Ranch, drain cleaning is easier than it might be in colder parts of the country, since we don’t have to worry about frozen drains as often as they do. Despite that, it’s still preferable to contact a professional plumber to clean your drains, rather than relying on store-bought solutions. How is drain cleaning done? A few of the basics are outlined below.

The easiest methods, as we intimated, are those you can find at the local hardware store. Basic cleansers and snakes adopt a sort of “one size fits all approach.” They work for the mildest clogs, but are often a stopgap measure at best, because they don’t address the specifics of the clog. Is it caused by hair? By grease? By fibrous vegetables like cabbage or potatoes? That can make a difference in terms of how to address it, a difference that store-bought solutions simply can’t deal with.

Professional plumbing services, on the other hand, bring a lot more to bear on the problem. The first step is often to run a video line down and determine the exact nature of the clogs. Once that’s been pinpointed, the plumber can apply a solution that fits the clog’s unique nature. In some cases, water-jetting, or blasting the clog with powerful-but-controlled bursts of water, is enough to clear it away. If a snake is needed, the plumber can bring a motorized version to bear, topped with a head that is specifically designed to handle the clog in question. That clears the drain without causing undue damage to the pipe itself, something you can’t always be sure of with a generic snake purchased over the counter.

If you live in Ladera Ranch, Saddleback Plumbing believes drain cleaning isn’t something you should have to worry about.

The professionals at Saddleback Plumbing are standing by to give you a hand whenever you need it. We emphasize top-notch service and our technicians can clear the drain with the intention of keeping it open for a long time to come. How is drain cleaning done? Call us today and let us show you!

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