Clogs in sewers can occur at any time and result in the backing up of water into the bathroom areas or sinks. Although it is quite overwhelming, in most instances, a plunger or drain snake can effectively clear the blockage. However, if the blockage is too severe, your only option is to call in a skilled plumbing professional. This specialised job can be handled only by licensed experts who have the knowledge and proper plumbing equipment.
It is essential to keep in mind that a sewer blockage never occurs out of the blue; there are always some warning signs. However, in most instances, people ignore these indicators and neglect to find out why the water is draining slowly from the kitchen or bathroom sinks. If you are unclogging these drains consistently in different areas of your house, it indicates that you have an impending sewer blockage, and it is something that you shouldn’t ignore.
Clearing Equipment for Sewer Blockages
When you call in the services of a 24/7 emergency plumber to clear the blockage, they use a particular process to ensure that the job is completed in the best way and as quickly as possible. Here’s the technology they use while clearing blockages, as well as the steps they follow:
- Drain cameras – These incredibly useful tools help the plumber identify where precisely the block is located. The cameras are lowered into the drains, and the plumber can view the video feed on a monitor. They inspect the drains for misaligned pipes or foreign objects. In most cases, the leading cause of these severe blockages is root masses.
- Electric eels – Once the plumbers have identified the location of the blockage, they use an electric eel to clear it out. This is basically a long flexible steel tool that has a cutter at the end. It operates on an electric motor that effectively cuts down obstacles like tree roots. Certain electric eels can also reach a distance of 75 meters, making it ideal for clearing tree roots blockages deep within the drain pipe.
- Hydro-Jetters – This equipment is highly effective in clearing sewers as well. Once the tree roots are all cut up into tiny pieces, the hydro-jetter effectively pushes all debris through the drain and clears the blockage. This equipment is mounted on a jetter and operates at incredibly high pressure.
In case there are any cracks in your sewer pipes, tree roots can quickly get through them again. This makes it crucial to ensure that theyre sealed off immediately. A unique tree root growth-hampering agent will be used in the garden area around the drain pipe. This greatly helps reduce the chances of tree roots growing into your pipe.
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