A plumbing snake is a tool used to remove clogs in your metro Denver home. In addition to removing clogs, Go Direct’s technicians are able to use the sewer camera attached to the plumbing snake to inspect your sewer lines.
The powerful plumbing snake 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. The clog could be a foul mix of hair, grease, waste, and paper products, depending on the section of the pipe where the clog was located. The plumbing snake can also break up tree roots that have burrowed their way into sewer lines of your metro Denver home in search of moisture and nutrients.
The location of the backup tells Go Direct’s technician where to insert the plumbing snake and camera. It may be inserted down the drain of a branch line (from sinks, showers, or bathtubs), in a sewer cleanout, or in the house’s main sewer line. If your sewer line is connected to a municipal sewer line, the plumbing snake can be pushed all the way out to connection to identify sewer line problems along the way.
In older metro Denver homes, we might find Orangeburg pipe (layers of wood pulp and pitch pressed together), which are susceptible to cracks and breaks from tree roots. We might also find vitreous clay pipes (VCP), which are prone to problems with tree roots, shifting, cracking or offsetting. If installed improperly or if you have a lot of ground settlement in your area, these pipes can have a belly (low spot).
If the sewer camera uncovers buildup inside your pipes, we may recommend sewer jetting to clean out your sewer line. If we find extensive damage to pipes, we will recommend either sewer line repair or sewer line replacement.