The Importance of Drain Line Repair

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Drainage and clogged drain line problems can be frustrating, costly and annoying. They often occur due to the accumulation of debris and hair, combined with the natural process of aging and natural deterioration. As a result, you may not be able to use your drain or shower until the problem has been addressed. When this happens, often the best alternative for repair is to hire a qualified and experienced drain cleaning specialist. They have the skills, training and expertise necessary to properly repair any problem with clogged drain lines and plumbing to ensure that your drainage and/or plumbing system are free from obstructions, breakages and blockages. 

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When you have drain or plumbing problems, it is important to repair them as soon as possible because repairing a clog often poses more challenges than locating and removing it. Clogs are often made from hair, dust and other particles that will often times remain in the pipes after they have been cleaned. While some people are able to remove a clog with ease, others are not as successful. In this case, calling a plumber to repair the drain or pipe may be the only option. 

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When there are drain line repair needs, it is always advisable to call in a professional service before attempting repairs on your own. This is because many times older pipes contain material that will need to be replaced with materials that are more durable. Also, when old materials are replaced, newer ones will have to be cut to size and drilled to fit. Calling a professional plumber will ensure that they do not cut any portion of the pipe larger than necessary, and will complete the job correctly the first time.

There are several different types of clogs, and the type of drain line repair needed to clear clogs can be determined by the severity of the problem. Smaller clogs are often removed by simple household items such as kitchen strainer or an old toothbrush. Larger and more severe clogs are often times removed with the use of a high pressured water meter or sewer snake. If these attempts fail to remove the clog, it is wise to turn to professional drain cleaning services. For smaller clogs, it is often advised to run a low pressure water jet through the pipes until the clog is removed. This is a good option for pipes that are damaged, but one should be sure to check with a plumber if this option is recommended due to potential damage to the pipes or wiring located beneath the drain.

Large or more serious clogs may require the use of new plumbing or even drain line repair. Often times, replacing an entire pipe is required in order to clear a clog. In this case, it is often advised to contact a plumbing company that specializes in large plumbing jobs in the area. While it may be possible to locate the correct type of plumbing equipment at most major home improvement stores, it can often be more cost effective and convenient to utilize a professional plumbing company that specializes in drain line repairs or other large plumbing projects.

Sometimes, small leaks can be cleared up by simple household items such as a sponge and cloth. Other times, more complex drain line repair tasks must be undertaken in order to prevent further water damage or injury to household members. Leakage from a broken sewer line is a common occurrence and can often times be easily fixed. However, when the breakage occurs from a broken water line, professional help is necessary. In addition to costing a lot more than a simple solution, fixing a damaged or broken water line without professional help can result in water damage that will require extensive repairs.

Some homeowners prefer to tackle drain line repair or replacement on their own. This is perfectly acceptable as long as precautions are taken. Homeowners should always make certain that they are wearing proper personal safety gear such as rubber gloves and an approved work helmet. It is important to remember that the pipes leading to a sewer system are very cold and should never be wet while working. Attempting to repair or replace water lines while wet can lead to frostbite or even death.

When performing any type of plumbing repair or replacement, it is critical that all water inside of the pipe is drained and all clogs are removed before beginning work. This will prevent further damage to the pipe or the sewer lines themselves. It may be necessary to use high pressure water jetting or even electric eel to remove all clogs and ensure that the pipe is completely repaired. It is always advisable to have your plumber or repairman visit your home prior to beginning work. An accurate leak detection system will also help prevent future problems and will alert the homeowner to problems that he or she may not have been able to detect on their own.