Many people believe that the solution to a clogged drain or pipe is to pour a drain cleaning chemical down your drain. The unfortunate reality is that most of these drain cleaning chemicals are actually harmful for your drains, pipes and septic tanks.
Drain cleaning chemicals are corrosive to your pipes and can actually deteriorate the essential chemicals in your septic tank that are needed for breaking down sewage. While you may think that you are clearing a drain, you may actually be causing damage to your very expensive septic system.
The true source of many drain and pipe blockages are often deeper in the pipe system than the homeowner, property owner, or business owner may realize. In fact, if you purchase over the counter drain cleaning chemicals on a regular basis, this is most likely a sign that the problem is more severe than you realize.
When you need a drain or pipe cleared, our professional technicians are expertly trained and will provide fast and reliable clogged drain service for your home or business. We clear clogged main sewer lines and branch lines with ease.
How Will Plumbers at Hulsey Plumbing Help?
The best way to to clear tough or frequent clogs, and to ensure your drains, pipes and septic tanks are completely clear of obstructions that may cause future back-ups, overflows, or flooding in your home or commercial business, is to contact a professional plumbing and drain cleaning service. Hulsey Plumbing has the knowledge from nearly one hundred years of plumbing service to Gainesville and North Georgia. Our expert technicians will thoroughly inspect your drains and plumbing system and identify the problem quickly, saving you time and money. We can determine the best course of action for clearing even the toughest clogs and drain blockages.
Drain Cleaning Methods Our Plumbers Use
Video cameras have become one of the most valuable tools in the plumbing business. Specially made fiber optic cameras allow for a visual inspection of drains, underground sewer lines and other piping to determine the nature of tougher blockages, as well the condition of the inside of your pipes and plumbing system. Video Inspection records the depth and physical location of the problem so that plumbing defects and obstructions can be more easily identified and corrected. Though video inspection may cost a little more up-front, over time, it can save you BIG money.
Plumber Snaking | Plumbing Auger
Plumbing snakes, also called plumbing augers, consist of a long metal tube at one end with a cable inside that has a corkscrew auger or blades attached, and a hand crank at the other. The cable end of the snake is placed in the drain and our plumbers turn the crank end to extend the cable down the drain. When it reaches the clog, your plumber can feel the resistance and the he turns the crank to push through your clog, then pulls it out of the drain. Plumbing snakes may have a straight tube or a J-shaped bend. The straight tube style is intended for sink drains, while the J-shaped snakes are intended for toilets.
Hydro-Jetting Your Plumbing Drain Lines
Our Hydro-jetting plumbing service consists of using high pressure streams of water to remove build up and debris in pipes, septic tanks and sewer lines. This is performed by our professional plumbers without the use of harmful or dangerous chemicals and corrosive drain cleaners. Hydro-jetting is usually done through a clean-out, which is an opening in your plumbing that allows plumbers to clean out clogs. The water is forced down the drain, where it pushes grease, mineral build-up, hair and other debris through the drain.
Which Drain Cleaning Solution is Best?
The Difference Between Plumbers Using Hydro-Jetting & Snaking
Snaking with a plumbing auger is ideal for minor plumbing clogs, or when an item such as a toy gets stuck in a drain. Snaking is often a successful solution used by our plumbers when simple plunging fails to clear a clog. Snaking a pipe or drain can also alert your plumber to more serious problems. For example, if snaking with a plumbing auger cannot break through whatever material is causing the blockage, then you may have a tree root in the line, as opposed to a buildup of hair, paper or other item. It is important, however, to note that snaking does not thoroughly clean your pipes; it can ‘open’ a clog, but unlike hydro-jetting, snaking does not ‘clean’ your plumbing pipes, so it is a temporary solution to many types of drain clogs.
A Hydro-Jet, on the other hand, doesn’t just break up clogs and open the blockage, it actually clears your plumbing lines of material that builds up on pipe walls, such as minerals and grease. Thus, when our plumber uses Hydro-jetting the plumber will actually clean your pipes along with clearing the plumbing blockage.
Plunger Not Working? Your Plumber Can Help
Most people reach for the plunger when a toilet or sink doesn’t drain, but sometimes, a plunger doesn’t work. When you need help with clearing a tough clog in a drain or pipe, call the plumber that has almost a century of experience with successfully clearing all types of clogs and blockages. As a trusted plumbing and drain cleaning service in Gainesville, Hall County and the North Georgia area for over 100 years, Hulsey Plumbing has a Drain Cleaning Service that will eliminate your backed up, or blocked, drains and pipes without harming your drains, your pipes or your septic tank. Our professional plumbers will also introduce you to safe, non-corrosive alternatives to the common, harmful over-the-counter drain cleaning chemicals.
When it comes to a suspected drain, pipe or septic tank blockage it is always better to be safe than sorry and call a professional plumber! When you observe any sign of a plumbing blockage, Contact Hulsey Plumbing to conduct a thorough assessment and investigation of your plumbing system. Contact the plumbing and drain cleaning service that has been trusted for over 100 years!