Clogged pipes can be a real inconvenience and even cause damage in some cases. There are several ways clogs can be handled, however, and your friendly, local plumbers will know the best ways to get it done per the situation. If you’re interested in learning how exactly we get the job done, read along. Here’s the quick scoop on how plumbers remedy most clogged pipes.
The “snaking” of clogged pipes is one of the most common resolution methods. When snaking a line, a long, spinning, flexible, tool called a “snake” is run through the pipe. This then breaks up the clog so that water may flow again and rinse away the broken-up particles. Snakes come in many sizes and shapes and can be run by hand, with drills, or in a machine called a “sewer machine”.
In many other cases, we find the best way to get to a clog is by taking apart the pipe at or near the clog. Once the clog is made accessible this way, it can be removed by hand or by using a multitude of possible tools. After it’s been cleared, the pipe is reassembled and tested for continued, leak-free use.
Air pressure is yet another, great way to clear some clogs. Plungers are one example of a tool that uses air pressure to clear clogs. Beyond plungers, though, we have a wide variety of air pressure tools ready for action.
Finally, chemical additives can also be used to break-up many clogs. We typically use these as a last resort, however, because they can be harsh on pipes. They can also be dangerous to come in contact with should the pipe need to be subsequently opened and serviced by other means.
Pipe clogs can be a real pain, but we have a whole arsenal of ways to deal with them. If you have a clog that you’re not entirely confident in dealing with, you should always reach out to your local plumbing professionals. We know how to clear clogs using the best tools and techniques for every, individual situation.
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