Drain Cleaning Service in Arcadia

For years, our locally owned and operated business has been a trusted name in the community for reliable and trustworthy drain cleaning services. Our team of experienced, diligent, and principled individuals is committed to surpassing customer expectations. Whether you require commercial, emergency, or residential drain cleaning, we are eager to assist you. Reach out to us today and become one of our loyal and satisfied customers!

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11/29/2011

Drain Cleaning Tips and Facts

How can homeowners prevent clogged drains?

Don’t use harsh chemicals: Chemical drain cleaners are recognized for their high acidity. While they may seem effective at times, what remains hidden is the potential corrosion they can leave in your plumbing system. Consistent use of harsh drain cleaners can, in fact, lead to blockages by promoting the accumulation of corrosion. If you're facing a clogged drain, it's time to contact our services for professional drain cleaning.

Consider the more natural options when selecting household cleaners: Cleaning chemicals can cause significant damage to plumbing and can also be harmful to your health. Baking soda and vinegar are both extremely powerful and versatile cleaning solutions, making them an excellent choice for cleaning your home. There are also numerous effective and safe cleaning products on the market, so consider giving those a shot.

Use a mesh drain strainer: Mesh strainers provide an uncomplicated and budget-friendly solution to preventing food and other debris from entering your drain. Setting them up is quick, and regular emptying will help maintain the cleanliness of your drain and pipes.

Harness the power of simple, affordable kitchen staples - vinegar and baking soda: Thanks to its odor-absorbing, cleaning, and freshening properties, baking soda is a smart choice for cleaning kitchen sinks and drains. Make a habit of routinely sprinkling baking soda down the drain and rinsing with hot water. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which is an organic solvent that naturally cleans, deodorizes, and clears buildup of food particles in your household plumbing. On a weekly basis, pour one cup of vinegar into the drain, allow it to sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with hot water. You can affordably and easily keep your drains clean using this simple method.

Know how to properly use your garbage disposal:

Garbage disposals are not the same as garbage cans, despite their possibly misleading name. Garbage disposals are easily clogged, resulting in costly and messy issues. Garbage disposals are convenient, but certain items should never go near them.

Keep grease far from your sink: Grease and frying oils are plumbing's worst enemies. Grease and oil can harden, adhere to other substances, and ultimately form large, difficult clogs. Rather than throwing these substances down the drain, collect them in a glass jar or can and place them in your garbage can.

Don’t put food scraps down your kitchen drain: Being mindful of what goes down your drains is a vital step toward preventing clogs. Make it a practice to scrape food crumbs into your garbage can before rinsing dishes.

Rinse kitchen drains regularly with hot water: Adopt the practice of running hot water each time you finish using your kitchen sink, which will prevent clogs by pushing soap, tiny bits of food, and other substances down the drain. If you experience clogs frequently, it’s also a good idea to pour very hot water down your drain every week to keep buildup to a minimum.

Common Sources of Drain Clogs

Drain clogs can vary widely in severity, potentially leading to complex repairs, corrosion, backups, and other frustrating issues.

Cotton Swabs: These never disintegrate, causing fixture backups and extreme clogs.

Dental Floss, Hair, and Other Stringy Materials: These can tangle, clump together, become stuck within pipes and drains, and join forces with soap scum and grease to form blockages. Installing a drain guard and prioritizing shower drain maintenance can help avoid this type of obstruction.

Toys: Foreign objects like toys, frequently flushed by little ones, can quickly clog or damage pipes.

Vegetable and Fruit Peels or Rinds: These can result in problems, from disposal blades getting stuck to substantial damage involving drains, disposals, and pipes.

Kitty Litter: Even "flushable" types should never be flushed down the toilet, as they can wreak havoc on plumbing and cause obstructions. Cat excrement may disturb the healthy bacteria in septic systems, causing serious issues.

Starches (Rice, Pasta, Etc.) or Other Fibrous Foods: These can expand, become sticky, and trap other substances, producing a pipe clog.

Feminine Products: Not designed to degrade when flushed, they expand and collect, leading to extensive clogs.

Fats, Oil, and Grease: These cool down, solidify inside plumbing, and cause tough, severe plugs.

Cosmetic Towelettes and Wipes: Even "flushable" wipes can become trapped in pipe bends or on pipe irregularities, creating blockages.

Eggshells: When they make their way into drains, garbage disposals, or pipes, they produce granular waste that clings to sludge inside pipes and forms stubborn clogs.

Types of Drain Clogs

Hard Plugs

Debris or an object blocking the pipe causes a hard clog. When tree roots interfere with plumbing, mineral buildup causes blockage, or a foreign object is flushed, these plugs occur. Hard plugs require the assistance of a trained plumber to avoid serious damage. Our skilled team will inspect the pipes, establish the source and location of the blockage, and use advanced plumbing technology to remove the hard plug and restore proper plumbing function.

Soft Plugs

A soft plug develops gradually and is often caused by substances like grease, tissue paper, or baby wipes. These plugs tend to get caught on imperfections in the pipes or within bends. Hydro jetting is the most efficient method for clearing a soft clog, as it provides a thorough solution.

Signs of a Clogged Drain

If you notice the following signs, you may need help from our drain cleaning service:

  • - Pests in pipes
  • - Overflowing or clogged toilet(s)
  • - Water rising from drains after toilet is flushed
  • - Odors of mustiness or sewage 
  • - Rising water bills (due to inefficiency)
  • - Sewage in your sewer cleanout
  • - Air bubbles or gurgling noises
  • - Standing water
  • - Slow draining sink(s)
  • - Clogs that don’t easily clear with a plunger
  • - Water backing up in plumbing fixtures (sink, tub, etc.)

Contact us for drain cleaning or any plumbing service you may need.

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting utilizes a special hose to propel high-pressure water through a plumbing system. In this non-invasive procedure, our initial step involves inspecting the lines using a camera to detect any potential damage. If no damage is found, we proceed by inserting the hose and connecting it to a professional water tank. Carefully identifying an optimal location to insert the hose is crucial before initiating this process.

Using a sturdy hose, gravity, and high water pressure, we flush debris from the system by directing a flow of 20 gallons per minute through forward and backward-facing jets. Hydro jetting goes beyond clog removal, thoroughly eliminating tree roots, grease, mineral scale, and various debris types. For deep-seated clogs, this approach is highly recommended.

Types of Hydro Jetting Heads

Warthog Heads: These large and powerful heads spin at high speeds to eliminate tough clogs. We ensure precision and care in administering your hydro jetting service.

Grease Heads: Specifically designed for removing grease, these heads feature a rotating nozzle that sprays water perpendicularly to the head, effectively removing stubborn, adhered grease.

The Leader: A versatile nozzle employed by our experts to address challenging areas such as P-traps, pipe bends, corners, or vertical drops. As it navigates through these intricate spaces and moves along the pipes, the line follows the movement of the head.

Penetrator Heads: Adopting an aggressive strategy, these heads combine a highly powerful forward jet with rear-facing jets. The forward jet works to power through soft plugs and pierce a hole in them. When the head is pushed out of the pipe, the blockage follows. These heads are highly effective for clearing blockages in both directions.

Ice Heads: Attack ice dams by forcefully breaking through the ice. The pointed heads are an efficient technique to melt and clear ice by utilizing forward and backward-facing jets, a sharp tip, and hot water.