When you have a major drain clog, it can be frustrating to go without one or more of the sinks or showers in your home. Generally, you’ll have to avoid the fixtures you use every day to keep wastewater from filling up in the tub or the bowl of the sink. Sometimes, a simple home plunger can get rid of the blockage fast, but other times, people resort to buying liquid drain cleaners and trying their luck with those. Here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., we’d like to warn you that drain cleaning is not a job for most homeowners. Chemical drain cleaners can be damaging, and we recommend choosing a professional who uses video pipe camera inspection before and after drain cleaning.
Drain Cleaning: A Job for Professionals
Store bought drain cleaners are simply not a solution for clogged drains. Experts consider drain cleaning chemicals to be some of the most hazardous substances available for the average consumer to purchase. They can cause injury to the skin or eyes and can even damage the lining of the pipes. Besides, these chemicals are fairly ineffective dissolving a large number of potential blockages.
Professionals instead use professional grade drain snakes (also known as drain augers) to latch onto sources of clogs and completely remove any debris stuck in the pipe. Some plumbers instead use a hose to blast clogs into the sewer. But the best plumbers supplement drain cleaning with video pipe inspection technology.
Why Video Camera pipe Inspection Is Important
Video camera pipe inspection involves the use of a very long cable with a small camera attached to the end. As the camera is fed through the drain pipes, the professional can view a live feed to determine the exact location of a clog. This is vital in helping a professional to choose the right tool to use for the safest, most efficient removal. Using a video camera also helps a plumber to find any leaks in your pipes you may not have known about, which could help save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. for friendly, professional service and drain cleaning with video camera pipe inspection in Ardmore.