Drain Scope & Cleaning Phoenix
Clogged drains are not only a pain but can be unsanitary in your home. Whether you are facing a clogged kitchen sink or bathtub we have you covered. Our Phoenix drain cleaning specialists are able to diagnose your problem and get you out of any situation. We serve Phoenix and the entire metro area from Scottsdale to Chandler.
There are 2 types of drain cleaning services that we provide, drain snakes and hydro jetting. After reviewing your clogged drains we will recommend the best solution for drain cleaning.
Grease, hair, food waste, paper products, and any mix of materials may cause a clogged drain. You may have tried a plunger, toxic drain cleaners, or a drain snake to clear the clog. Even if they worked, the solution may only be temporary. If your drains are clogging on a regular basis, there could be a more serious problem with your pipes.
Clogs occur when something is blocking the inside of a pipe, and materials collect around the blockage. It could be buildup on the sides of pipe walls or tree roots breaking into the pipe in search of water and nutrients, The clogs could also develop because of misaligned, deteriorating or broken pipes allowing materials to collect and block the flow of sewage away from your home. If you have a sewer cleanout near the clog, you may be able to get a closer look yourself.
Until the underlying problem is solved, frequent clogs can continue to occur. Our drain cleaning services use a sewer camera to examine the clogged drain in your metro Phoenix home. Because the sewer camera is pushed through your sewer pipes on a sewer snake, we can locate problems all the way out to your main sewer line.
We will recommend the best way to fix the clogged drain based on the underlying cause of the clog. For clogs, including those caused by tree roots, we can use a sewer snake to solve the problem. If we find narrowing of your pipes because of scale or grease buildup, we may recommend sewer jetting to remove buildup and clogs.
Hydrojetting, is a method of drain cleaning your pipes using high pressure streams of water to remove buildup and debris in tanks and sewer lines. This process is best described as a powerful form of power washing with extreme pressure up to 3,000 PSI. The technician will select the hydro jetting head and pressure that is best for your situation. On some homes with older pipes we do not recommend this method. A Go Direct Phoenix drain cleaning specialist will provide guidance for the best drain cleaning solution.
Once we view your sewer lines with the sewer camera, we can pinpoint whether the sewer backup is being caused by:
- Tree Roots
- Clogs, Scale
- Slope Issues
- Sewer Channels
- Misaligned, Broken, Punctured, Off-Grade, or Corroded Pipes.
If the sewer camera finds a clog and can push through the obstruction, it will continue out to the main sewer line to see if there are additional problem areas. The sewer snake can then grab the clogs and pull them out. If the sewer camera finds buildup and debris, sewer jetting will be recommended by drain cleaning Phoenix experts at Go Direct.
If significant damage is found in the sewer line, technicians can use the transmitter on the sewer camera to prepare for excavation. Our technician stops the camera at the damaged area, then goes outside and waves a locating device until it picks up the transmitter’s signal.
What Happens if My Sewer Line Has Breaks or There is Major Damage in the Pipes?
Before you purchase a new home, consider doing a sewer camera inspection in addition to a routine home inspection to avoid problems and expensive repairs after you move in.
- Sinking Driveways: As a sewer line breaks, it ruins the structural integrity of the ground around it.
- Foul Odors: A broken sewage line can release rotten smells both inside and outside your home.
- Greener Grass: Sewage is an effective fertilizer, and a broken sewer line can cause a strip of your grass to be especially vibrant.
- Slow Drains: If you notice that gurgling sounds or slow drainage from your toilets, your sewer line is probably not working correctly.
- Moldy Walls: Broken pipes within your home will release moisture into the walls, creating a breeding ground for mold.
- Increased Insects: A broken sewer line can be a new entry point for insects to infiltrate your home. If you notice an unusually high amount of cockroaches and flies, you should check your pipes.
Items That Clog Drains
- Soap Scum: Soap will build up in your pipes over time. While soap itself isn’t hugely detrimental to your pipes, daily showers and baths lead to soap scum accumulation over the years.
- Cotton Swabs: These small Q-tips may seem harmless, but they will not flush down the drain easily. The cotton will absorb water and become a nuisance to remove.
- Hair: Whether you are male or female, your hair will clog your drains. As the hair travels down your drain, it will wrap around all of the other gunk inside the pipe.
- Grease: Grease can be catastrophic to the health of your drain. Although grease is a liquid, when you pour it into your pipes, it will harden and stick to the walls of your drain. Never pour grease down your pipes, instead, throw it into the garbage to save yourself time and trouble.
- Coffee Grounds: As you’re hurrying out the door, you may just want to throw the coffee grounds down your drain and get started with your day. Coffee grounds can clog your drain faster than most of the items on this list. Don’t make the mistake that thousands of Americans make – throw your coffee grounds into the trash instead!