Clogged drains are not only a pain but can be unsanitary in your home. Whether you are facing a clogged kitchen sink or bathtub we have you covered. Our specialist will answer the phone 24 hours a day to help you diagnose your problem and get you out of emergency situations. We serve Denver and the entire metro area from Longmont to Castle Rock.
There are 2 types of drain cleaning methods that we provide, drain snakes and hydrojetting. After reviewing your clogged drains we will recommend the best solution for drain cleaning.
Drain Cleaning - Drain Snake
A drain snake or plumbing snake is a powerful tool that pushes through your sewer lines and clears clogs and other obstructions to get your drain flowing. The plumbing snake has a blade at the end that grabs the clog and pulls it out.
Hydrojetting, is a method of drain cleaning your pipes using high pressure streams of water to remove buildup and debris in tanks and sewer lines. This process is best described as a powerful form of power washing with extreme pressure up to 3,000 PSI. The technician will select the hydrojetting head and pressure that is best for your situation. On some homes with older pipes we do not recommend this method. Your plumber will provide guidance for the best drain cleaning solution.
We clean all types of drains including:
Grease, hair, food waste, paper products, and any mix of materials can cause a clogged drain. You may have tried a plunger, toxic drain cleaners, or a drain snake to clear the clog. Even if they worked, the solution may only be temporary. If your drains are clogging on a regular basis, there could be a more serious problem with your pipes.
Clogs occur when something is blocking the inside of a pipe, and materials collect around the blockage. It could be buildup on the sides of pipe walls or tree roots breaking into the pipe in search of water and nutrients, The clogs could also develop because of misaligned, deteriorating or broken pipes allowing materials to collect and block the flow of sewage away from your home. If you have a sewer cleanout near the clog, you may be able to get a closer look yourself.
Until the underlying problem is solved, frequent clogs can continue to occur. Go Direct uses a sewer camera to examine the clogged drain in your metro Denver home. Because the sewer camera is pushed through your sewer pipes on a sewer snake, we can locate problems all the way out to your main sewer line.
We will recommend the best way to fix the clogged drain based on the underlying cause of the clog. For clogs, including those caused by tree roots, we can use a sewer snake to solve the problem. If we find narrowing of your pipes because of scale or grease buildup, we may recommend sewer jetting to remove buildup and clogs.
Clogged Kitchen or Bathroom Sink
A clogged sink in the kitchen or bathroom of your Denver area home is a real inconvenience. For a clogged sink in the kitchen, seeing and smelling backed-up food and grease can be nauseating.
You may be tempted to clear your clogged sink using a plunger, snake, or drain cleaner. Toxic drain cleaners can make thing worse by damaging pipes and harming your health. Don’t risk doing damage to old pipes and making the problem worse. Our specialists will diagnose the problem and use the least invasive method to fix it.
Bathroom Sink Clogs
To reduce the chance of clogs in bathroom sinks, use a hair catcher in your drain and regularly remove hair from sink stoppers.
Also, use a catcher in your sinks to keep items from going down the drain such as toothpaste caps, jewelry, hair accessories, medications and more.
Kitchen Sink Clogs
To limit clogs in kitchen sinks, do not put coffee grounds, eggshells, pasta, rice, banana peels, celery, bones, fruit pits, or other sink-clogging food waste down the drain.
Foods that expand or thicken in water, including pasta, rice, and oatmeal, can contribute to a clogged kitchen sink in your Denver home. Solid food waste, like eggshells, coffee grounds, and bones, can be problematic to drains that are slowly clogging.
A clogged kitchen sink can have its roots far from your kitchen, which is why Go Direct uses a sewer camera when inspecting sewer lines in your Denver area home. While you see the backup in your sink, the blockages can be formed due to tree roots, scale buildup inside a pipe, or damage to your sewer lines underground.
After identifying the source of the clogged kitchen sink with the sewer camera, Go Direct will recommend the best solution.
To identify the source of your clogged sink, Go Direct’s technicians will run a sewer camera on a snake through your sewer line. The solution can be as simple as drain cleaning out the clog with a sewer snake. If scale or grease buildup on sewer line walls is causing clogs, we may also recommend sewer jetting.
Your garbage disposal can also clog if you put coffee grounds, eggshells, celery, banana peels, grease, pasta, fruit pits, and other fibrous or greasy items in it. If you have a garden, composting food waste and paper products can enrich your soil and make plants thrive.
To keep hair from clogging drains in bathtubs, showers and sinks, install an inexpensive hair catcher / strainer.