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The Best Cleaning Tools for Drain

Tools for Drain cleaning is very important. Just imagine, when you wake up in the morning routine, you go to the toilet and notice that the toilet is jammed up, and you hadn’t even used it that day. It may seem like a simple clog left by someone else or even you from the day before. So, you first grab the plunger and try to unclog it. But if it doesn’t work, and starts to drain slowly what would you do? It may look like a very simple issue. But the clog in the drain could be because of a number of reasons. Knowing exactly what type of clog you are facing helps determine which tool to use for the best results.

Drain Cleaning Requires the Right drain cleaning Tools in the Right Situation. If you don’t use the right drain cleaning tools, then it will escalate your problem more, than it solves it. Everest Drain & Plumbing provides residential drain cleaning, commercial drain cleaning, and industrial drain cleaning services in Toronto. We use the most modern equipment and tools for drain cleaning and plumbing services. Here we have listed tools required for clearing a sewer line. Read on to find out the right drain cleaning tools.

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TOILET AUGERS AND DRAIN SNAKES

Sometimes homeowners themselves should handle the clog at first. But you will require tools that you don’t even own. This first step is the toilet auger or snaking phase. A toilet auger can be of different lengths, but it’s only meant to clear the toilet lines and maybe a very short distance into the main drain line. The base of your toilet is a P-trap (like under your kitchen sink) before it drops in the sewer. Passing through the P-trap can be very tricky.
There are also drain snakes that help to hook and pull out or break up clogs. Though you can attempt using an auger or a snake on your own, someone who knows how to use these and has a higher grade of the tool is less likely to damage your drains or fixtures. Everest Drain & Plumbing are here to do that for you.
If you are unable to clear a clog with the use of above tools, a professional help with the use of following tools can resolve the clog before it does more damage.

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Let the professional first inspect the main line backup

A separate tip for knowing if there is a clog in your main line would be to check if the lowest drain in your house is having issues as well. The tub or shower on the lowest floor will likely be the first to have a backup, and this will affect the entire home’s drainage. Main drain issues are at least less scary, but you have to fix this before sewage begins to come back into your tubs, showers, or sinks

CABLING THE LINES

If your issues go beyond the fixture and you realize that the clog is further down the line, then technicians get into the area where “cabling” becomes the answer. Toronto Plumbers have a couple of different sized cabling machines. These cabling machines come with blades at the end and help to cut up the material or objects that are blocking your lines. They have the length to go from your homes clean-out or, if necessary, from a toilet drain after pulling the toilet is off. The good news is, that cabling the line will clear most blockages from the fixture into the main drain line, and then anywhere in the main drain line out to the sewer or septic tank.

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SEWER CAMERA INSPECTIONS

When cabling a line, the technician will usually want to run a sewer camera down the drain, whether they are successful in cleaning the drain or not. If the drain clog is caused by roots, for instance, the blade may be able to cut up the roots and clear the way. A sewer camera inspection will let you know EXACTLY what is going on in your main sewer line and will help you plan for a repair, a replacement, or at least a regular drain cleaning schedule to keep your drain line flowing. Some back-ups are caused by offsets or separations in the pipes—this would call for a “spot repair”.

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It seems like the added expense, but this is the BEST time to have a sewer camera inspection done. You will be able to look at the line yourself and most companies leave you with a DVD (memory sticks or Youtube access are also used) to refer back to later on. Also, there is a benefit to having this done by a technician who clears clogs for a living, as opposed to the home inspection companies who offer this service and really don’t understand much about plumbing and drains comparatively. General home inspectors also cannot determine the depth of a repair spot because they aren’t equipped with locating devices.

HYDRO JETTING

Hydro jetting is another great way to clear your sewer lines. There is some overlap between cabling and jetting the line. Some of the difference is in cost and some are in performance. The high powered water at the nozzle of a hydro-jetting machine can clear almost any clog from your drain line. There are but a few instances where you’d choose cabling over jetting. The reason lines are usually cabled is because the charge for jetting is usually higher. Companies like ours try to do the least costly option first in order to save you money.
Jetting machines have different nozzles for “pushing” or “pulling” material in the main drain line, and the sheer power of the water pressure can break apart hard material, like tree roots, as effectively or MORE effectively than cabling blades. In fact, there are nozzles that are specifically designed to cut tree roots! So, it’s the most powerful option, and it’s even more necessary if your clogging issue is caused by grease or gunk that needs to be truly cleared from the line, as opposed to being broken up by a cabling. In many cases, it’s worth the cost for your peace of mind to go ahead and have your lines jetted and then followed with a sewer camera inspection.

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The above tips and complete walk-through of the drain clog and cleaning process will help you understand your system better. We, at Everest Drain & Plumbing, love to help our people and love even more the opportunity to help you directly. We are experts in drain cleaning and plumbing services. Contact Us if you ever get stuck in your drain cleaning and also for drain cleaning tools and see what we can do for you and any of your drain stoppage issues.

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