Residential Sewer Stoppage/Clog RepairCerritos, CA
One type of residential sewer repair that is all too common is the repair of a pipe that has a sewer stoppage or clog. A toilet that will not flush is an embarrassing and irritating event that everyone runs into and can be one of life’s little nightmares. The shower that backs up offers another opportunity for frustration, and a soggy yard from a busted pipe or compromised septic system can be even worse.
These are the kind of problems that a plunger and elbow grease will not be able to take care of. Some of these problems cannot simply be flushed away. When it comes to serious residential sewer stoppages and clogs, it is time for the experts to step in.
Residential sewer stoppage services and maintenance
We offer the following services to repair and prevent the worst clogs and stoppages in the sewer pipes beneath your house.
High-pressure pipe cleaning
Hydro-jetting is a pipe and drain-cleaning service that uses high-pressured water (up to 5,000 PSI or higher) to clean out the sewer pipes beneath a house without having to dig anything up. A special high-powered hose with a multi-aperture hose is fed into the pipes from an access port or cleanout. Then, the high-pressure water is blasted through the nozzle in multiple directions while the technician works the hose through the pipes.
Destroys clogs. Hydro-jetting is excellent at removing large clogs of grease and grime and will cut them to ribbons and flush them all down the mains without trouble. This process is relatively environmentally friendly, too, because it saves the pipes and the ground water from being contaminated by harsh, clog-breaking chemicals and acids. And since it is just water, it will actually dilute any chemicals that were already there and make them less damaging.
Cuts right through roots. The water pressure is so strong that hydro-jetting is also a viable option for pipes that are clogged with roots. The jet of water can slice right through the thin network of roots that can infiltrate, block and even break pipes as they expand.
Cleans the pipes. One of the main benefits of hydro-jetting is that it is not just good for eliminating clogs. Unlike a physical snake, hydro-jetting actually cleans the pipes themselves, removing layers of scaling, grime and grease from the inside of the pipe. Not only does this increase the effective inside diameter of the pipes, but it also knocks out potential bacteria growth that can spread throughout the system and even up into the drains.
Whether suffering from backups, grease clogs, tree roots or just an unfortunate smell, hydro-jetting is a great option for long-term pipe care.
Sewer drain maintenance
Our expert plumbers and technicians have seen thousands of drains, and they are skilled at not only figuring out what is wrong but also what kind of preventative maintenance your particular sewer system might need.
Keep the value of your home, and your sanity, intact. Sewer drains can be easily forgotten in the rush of homeowner responsibilities, but once they become a problem, it is often too late. Have an experienced plumber take a look at your sewer drains once a year at least, even if there is not an apparent problem.
High-tech solutions pinpoint dangers. Where before plumbers had to rely on educated guesses (or tearing up the yard), now they can use high-definition cameras to see exactly what is wrong with the pipes under your house. A sewer inspection camera fits on the end of a long fiber-optic cable and can be worked through all the pipes to illustrate right where the clog or break is.
There is a common cycle in the plumbing repair world, one that does not have to be true: A pipe gets put in, it eventually breaks and another pipe goes into to replace. That cycle can be costly, even over the natural lifespan of a pipe. Instead, consider the preventative and restorative measures that can be taken to increase the time between replacements, decrease the amounts of clogs and repair issue and save a ton of money in the long run.
There are many ways pipes can be restored.
Pipe descaling prevents future clogs. Scaling and calcification harden the interior of the pipe, shrinking it as the scaling grows worse and worse. This reduces flow, which greatly increases chances of backups and clogs. Augurs and rooting cannot repair this scaling, but we do offer many descaling methods.
Trenchless pipe lining restores pipes to their former strength. Though trenchless pipe lining is most often used to repair broken pipes, it can also restore pipes that may be older and on the cusp of failure. A lining made of epoxy, polyester, plastic and a bladder are threaded into the pipe and expanded to fit the shape of the previous pipe. Once the lining hardens, it can not only restore pipes to where they were but also make them stronger.
Show household clogs the door
A healthy sewer system is one you never have to see, hear or smell. The best way to improve the life of your pipes is preventative maintenance, like some of the services offered here. Or if a pipe is already busted and in need of immediate repair, experts from Prodigy Plumbing can be there in no time at all.
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