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The Best Options for Cleaning Your Drain

Every homeowner can expect to experience a drain clog or a slow drain now and then; the pipes and drains in your home can’t handle everything that goes down them, so eventually you will have to deal with getting a drain unblocked. However, if drain clogging starts to happen to you frequently, then you may need to call in a professional drain cleaning service instead of fixing it on your own.

Scheduling regular drain cleaning will not only help you avoid clogs in the future, it will also lead to smoothly running plumbing and lower water pressure. With the right maintenance from an experienced company like Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc., you can get rid of those unpleasant drain clogs.

Here are some options for cleaning your drain:

  • Not chemical drain cleaners: This first one is a negative. Most people are quick to reach for a bottle of commercial drain cleaner when they want to clean out clogged drains. However, these caustic chemicals can harm both your drains and you. They leave behind toxic fumes and harm the environment because the residue inside the bottles gets into landfills. These inexpensive cleaners seem like an easy way out, but you will only create far worse problems in the future.
  • Motorized drain snakes: Drain snakes are commercially available in manual models, but you should only rely on trained technicians who use powered drain snakes. A drain snake works like a long, flexible corkscrew that maneuvers down into your drain pipes, drills into clogs, and then clears them away.
  • Hydro-jetting: Hydro jets are powered devices that blast hot, high pressure water down into drains to scrub away grease, oil, and other deposits that can pollute the inside of drainpipes. The strength and heat of the water is effective at removing most drain clogging without damaging the inside of the pipes.  Because of the potential danger of high-pressure water, only trained plumbers should perform hydro-jetting.
  • Video pipe inspections: Sometimes it is difficult to know where a drain needs targeted cleaning. In these cases, professionals with video pipe cameras on long flexible cables can find the trouble without needing to open up pipes or remove floorboards, wall sections, or fixtures. Using this technology, plumbers can find fast solutions to your drain cleaning problems.

Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. offers a customized maintenance plan to our customers that adapts to your needs and budget. Get on the road to a cleaner, more efficient, and more durable plumbing system with Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc.

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