Knowing the difference between a drain opening and a drain cleaning
Aksarben / ARS have dedicated drain cleaning specialists who will
clean your drain. A common misconception is the difference between a drain opening
and a drain cleaning, which includes a difference in pricing. A drain
opening is budget friendly, but it is only a temporary solution. New drain
discharge can attach to the old remaining obstruction, which reclogs the
drain. A drain cleaning removes debris buildup in the pipe.
Drain Opening – Known as “cabling,” involves targeting the area with
the obstruction with a snaking tool. Puncturing the blockage allows drainage
to flow through it. This is the least expensive, but less effective process
over the long term.
Drain cleaning/clearing – There are two other processes that are more thorough in the removal
of obstructions or roots. “Hydro-jetting” involves a very
high pressurized water cutting system that clears roots, and sewage from
the pipe. If not properly administered the water jets can cut human skin
which is why professional use is highly recommended. The other process
uses a cutter blade attached to the end of a cabling system. Drain cleaning
is higher in price, but scours the drain. Both of these processes sweep
the entire drain of remaining debris.
When a customer experiences a clogged drain there are two ways to approach
the issue. In most cases, the obstruction is verified by feeding a fiber-optic
video camera down the drain. Drain Specialists can see real-time imagery
of the blockage.
If you are experiencing drainage issues in multiple areas of the home,
that may indicate blockage of the main drain or sewer line. Possible issues
could include blockage by tree roots, large foreign object, drain collapse,
or misalignment caused by settling or shifting ground.
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