Earlier this month, we discussed how hydro jetting is a great solution for keeping drains clear and removing stubborn blockages from them. However, water jetting is not always a solution for every type of drain issue. When a drain is too fragile to handle the pressure of hydro jetting or a clog is too severe to be removed by it, we typically suggest other types of drain cleaning methods from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Greater Minneapolis.
Signs that a drain needs to be cleared includes:
- Slow drainage
- Gurgling noises
- Unpleasant odors
- Needing frequent drain treatments
The First Way to Take Care of Clogged Drains Is Through Maintenance
Our drains take a lot of abuse. We’ve come to rely on them to take away waste from our bathroom, kitchens, and more. One of the best ways to clean a drain and help prevent it from becoming slow and unusable is with BioBen. By using natural microorganisms, this exclusive product from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing eats away at the material that clogs drains. It takes just minutes to work and is available from us at any time!
In-drain treatment products are not ideal for every type of situation. For example, if and outdoor drain becomes clogged because of a storm that force too many leaves, sticks, and other debris into it, a product like BioBen will not be effective. BioBen is most useful on septic clogs, grease buildup, and other types of material that bacteria can quickly break down.
In some instances, a drain can be unclogged using a plunger. However, it’s important to be very careful while attempting to clear a clog this way. Using too much force with a plunger can cause pipes to crack, leak, and even burst.
What If My Drain Is Severely Clogged?
If a drain is too clogged for BioBen, plunging, and hydro jetting won’t work for your clog or pipes, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Greater Minneapolis is ready to help. We’re ready to come to your house and use a method that works great on pipes with severe blockages: snaking. Sometimes referred to as rooter service, snaking describes the process of using a long cable to navigate the pathways of a drainpipe to clear it. Snaking devices have mechanisms on them that breakup debris so it can be removed from a pipe without digging it up.
Call our Minneapolis drain cleaning company now at (612) 430-6547 to learn more about what we ca do to clear your drains and make them work how they used to!