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.[content_ctas]
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:
Laundry and utility room drains
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.[content_ctas]
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.
Denver Drain Cleaning
Our Drain Cleaning Process
To provide the best drain cleaning service to our customers, we first use a sewer snake to conduct a thorough video inspection of any clogged drain. A sewer snake is a skinny tool that is traditionally used to unclog drains. However, it can also double as an efficient way to enter a drain and identify the source of a clog or other issue. By attaching a small camera to the end of our sewer snake, we can diagnose the exact reason for your leak and determine an optimal solution.
After we analyze the footage from our sewer snake camera, we decide whether the sewer snake or sewer jetting is the most suitable and cost-effective solution.
Sewer Snake Vs Sewer Jet
Sewer jets and sewer snakes are both used to remove clogs, but sewer jetting is specifically used to keep drains in peak condition. Annual sewer jetting sessions can ensure that your drain is working perfectly. Sewer snakes are more useful to remove blockades on a case by case basis.
The sharp rotating head of a sewer snake makes it great for removing less resilient drain obstacles. As the sewer snake is extended into the drain, our drain cleaning staff turn a crank and pulverize all of the blockages along the length of the drainpipe. As the drill rotates, the sewer snake also scrapes along the inner surface of the pipe and removes built-up oils and gunk.
A sewer jet is a completely different tool. Rather than relying on rotating blades like the sewer snake, the sewer jet shoots pressurized water to dislodge the blockages. Our professional drain cleaners pay close attention to specialized pressure and flow instruments to ensure that we get the job done right.[content_ctas]
What Happens If My Sewer Line Has Breaks or There Is Major Damage in The Pipes?
If your sewer line breaks, there will be several tell-tale signs that something has gone wrong in your home.
- Sinking Driveways: As a sewer line breaks, it ruins the structural integrity of the ground around it.
- Slow Drains: If you notice that gurgling sounds or slow drainage from your toilets, your sewer line is probably not working correctly.
- Foul Odors: A broken sewage line can release rotten smells both inside and outside your home.
- Moldy Walls: Broken pipes within your home will release moisture into the walls, creating a breeding ground for mold.
- Greener Grass: Sewage is an effective fertilizer, and a broken sewer line can cause a strip of your grass to be especially vibrant.
- Increased Insects: A broken sewer line can be a new entry point for insects to infiltrate your home. If you notice an unusually high amount of cockroaches and flies, you should check your pipes.
Items That Clog Drains
There are countless ways for your drains to become clogged or damaged. For your convenience, we have listed some of the most common and most harmful sources of drain damage.
- Soap scum: Soap will build up in your pipes over time. While soap itself isn’t hugely detrimental to your pipes, daily showers and baths lead to soap scum accumulation over the years.
- Hair: Whether you are male or female, your hair will clog your drains. As the hair travels down your drain, it will wrap around all of the other gunk inside the pipe.
- Cotton Swabs: These small Q-tips may seem harmless, but they will not flush down the drain easily. The cotton will absorb water and become a nuisance to remove.
- Grease: Grease can be catastrophic to the health of your drain. Although grease is a liquid, when you pour it into your pipes, it will harden and stick to the walls of your drain. Never pour grease down your pipes, instead, throw it into the garbage to save yourself time and trouble.
- Coffee Grounds: As you’re hurrying out the door, you may just want to throw the coffee grounds down your drain and get started with your day. Coffee grounds can clog your drain faster than most of the items on this list. Don’t make the mistake that thousands of Americans make – throw your coffee grounds into the trash instead!
How to Know When to Call a Plumber for A Clogged Drain
Is It Time-Sensitive?
Is the toilet overflowing? Do you have guests coming over soon? If you are finding yourself in need of a quick solution, you should call a Denver drain cleaning professional. We have over 50 years of combined experience, and we specialize in quick and effective service that will get your drains working as good as new.
Is It a Localized Problem?
If you notice clogged pipes in a single room, there could be time for you to do a bit of research and see if there are any DIY remedies. However, if you notice multiple clogged pipes, this means that you have a larger issue. This suggests that there is a clog in the main sewer drain, which is very difficult to fix without the help of a trained professional.
Is It a Critical Drain?
If you have a clogged drain in your kitchen, you will probably want to have it fixed as soon as possible. If you have a clog in your guest bathroom or another less used place, there could be time to evaluate the situation and do some investigating yourself.
How to Keep Your Drain from Clogging?
The only sure-fire way to keep your drain from clogging is to be extremely mindful of everything that you put into it. There are some items like soap and hair that will inevitably find its way into your pipes, but others such as grease and coffee grounds can easily be thrown into the garbage instead.
Do your part and invest in drain strainers for your sink and drain stoppers for your bathroom. When you hear gurgling noises and see slow drainage, it’s already too late! Save yourself money and time by planning ahead and preventing the problem instead of reacting to it.