Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning
Since 1994, Yucky Ducky Sewer & Drain has been providing locals here with exceptional service, including answering any industry-related questions you may have. Here are a few of the ones that are most commonly asked.
How can I prevent clogs?
The best way to reduce the likelihood of experiencing clogs is to make sure nothing goes down the drain that shouldn't such as grease or hair. However, even hard water or soap scum can buildup in your drains and cause problems. The bottom line is if you treat your drains well, you can at least prolong the distance between professional drain cleanings.
What about using store-bought products that claim to clean drains?
These harsh chemicals are bad for your pipes, as well as the environment. Even if the problem is resolved it is usually only a temporary fix. This masks what the real problem could be and damages your plumbing in the process.
How accurate are video camera inspections?
As long as the equipment is current and in good working order, the results should be very accurate and helpful. There are some cons out there that will use pre-recorded footage to try to convince you that your line needs work. Only work with established and reputable companies, and those using state-of-the-art equipment.
What happens when there is tree root intrusion inside my lines?
At each point of entry, roots fill the pipe with their hair-like root masses. If left undisturbed, these masses also end up collecting anything flowing through the sewer, such as toilet paper and grease. All of this leads to potential damage like cracks and clogs. This is why no clog should be ignored; the problem could be much bigger than a clump of hair that got stuck.
How can I be certain I need a professional to clean the drain?
If you have tried basic steps to unclog your drain, such as a plunger or snake, and have little to no results, it is best to let a professional handle the job. Do not use store-bought chemical cleaning agents and do not wait too long to let someone take a look. The sooner you get prompt and professional service, the better.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.