Tacoma Drain Cleaning
Trust Harts Services for Reliable Solutions
A clog in your drain line is something no one wants to deal with. Unfortunately, it is a common occurrence in the Tacoma area, as we have many older sewer lines that are prone to failure, either due to age or root intrusions. Not only does a clog prevent your water from draining properly, it can also lead to unpleasant odors and even corrosion of your pipes. With our equipment and expertise, Harts Services is able to come up with a solution to any drainage problems you may have.
Call us today at (253) 285-1771 for a free estimate on drain cleaning in Tacoma!
The Dangers of Drain Clogs
If you do have a clog, you want to get it taken care of right away. If you don’t address the situation immediately, it has the potential to cause all kinds of problems, including damage to your home or health. Stagnant water caused by clogged drain pipes can emit a musty odor. This unpleasant smell can travel up into your home, making for an uncomfortable environment.
A clogged pipe can also allow water to leak into the foundation of your home. This not only weakens the structural integrity of the house but can let water in through the floorboards, causing them to stain and weaken over time. If a clogged pipe is left unattended for too long, it could lead to flooding and stagnant water, which attracts and breeds mildew, mold, and unwanted insects—all of which are serious health risks to you and your family.
Solutions & Troubleshooting
When a drain gets clogged, many homeowners try to solve the problem on their own, turning to a couple common DIY remedies. Using a plunger might work in some situations, but it can also push the clog further down into the pipe. This creates an even bigger, harder-to-reach problem in the future. People often try to eliminate the clog with a store-bought, chemical-based liquid drain cleaner. Our Tacoma sewer and drain technicians highly advise against using chemical cleaners, because of both the potential negative environmental impacts and the effect it can have on your pipes. These cleaners can actually contribute to the corrosion of your pipes.
It’s best to call for professional help to avoid causing further or undue damage. Our Harts Services plumbers have the tools and training to tackle serious clogs.
The equipment we might use to clean your drain and bust serious clogs include:
- Toilet Augers – A toilet auger works the opposite way that a plunger does. Rather than dislodging the blockage with negative pressure, it actually pushes into the blockage, working further into where the obstruction is taking place. The auger or “snake” is then used to push the clog out of the drain pipe, leaving a clear path for water to flow freely. The auger’s corkscrew-shaped tip helps force it further down into the clog, making it easier to clear.
- Mainline Cable Machines – For blockages in the main sewer line, which are usually more than 30 feet away from localized blockage in the house, a mainline cable machine is needed. Although some big-box hardware stores have these available for rent, we recommend that you hire a professional due to the extreme force and skill required to operate.
- Hydro Jetters – A hydro jetter is a pump-and-hose system that uses high-powered water jets to clear residential and commercial drain pipes. Most high-pressure water jetters will operate with up to 4,000 PSI of pressure and will push anywhere from 2–18 gallons of water per minute through a pipe.
Trust the professionals at Harts Services for drain cleaning in Tacoma. Call (253) 285-1771 now to schedule your service or request a free estimate.