Should I Get My Sewer Drains Cleaned?
Should you get your sewer drains cleaned? Should this be a part of your regular maintenance, or should it be done on an as-needed basis? If you’ve never thought about a sewer drain cleanout in your years of home ownership, you may want to consider this service.
Usually, sewer drain cleaning is done on an “as-needed” basis – that is assuming that the cleaning is done before a clog gets so bad that it causes a drain backup that leads to raw sewage being spilled into the home, resulting in costly cleanup and repairs.
Fortunately, clogged sewer lines usually give some clues before a complete backup. The most common signs to look out for, include:
- Gurgling sounds that come from drains or toilets.
- Water that backs up or pools around drains or toilets.
- The smell of raw sewage coming from the drains.
Most of the time, we can unclog a line rather quickly before it becomes a major problem.
However, if there is a history of slow-draining plumbing lines or tree roots that penetrate the lines, or if you happen to live in an older home, then you may need to have the mainlined cleaned out by our professional plumbers using high-pressure water techniques.
With high-pressure water jetters, we are able to remove gunk and residue that has built up in your lines, and this includes food, grease, hair, mineral deposits, soap scum, and other debris.
In more serious backup cases, a drain auger (also known as a cable or snake) just won’t cut it, but a high-pressure cleaning will get the job done. Unlike a cable or snake that clears an obstruction, high-pressure drain cleaning actually cleans out the lines.
Looking For Drain Cleaning Services in Kansas City?
Are you noticing any of the telltale signs of a backed up drain? If so, you can call on our Kansas City plumbers at A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. to provide you with quality drain cleaning services. Call today for a quote!