Prevention is the best defense against sewer drain clogs. It is helpful to understand the main cause of these blockages so you can avoid contributing to the problem. Clogs develop for a number of reasons, including:
While you can't do much about tree roots or corrosion (without a professional's help), you can reduce your risk of clogs by reducing the amount of hair, grease, or paper waste that goes down your drains. Additionally, you should never (ever!) flush wipes down the toilet.
It's also important to know the main signs of a sewer drain clog… before it becomes an even bigger problem. So how can you tell when your sewer drain is becoming backed up? Here are 3 main signs of an issue:
At the first sign of a clog, you should consult the local sewer and drain professionals at Boyd for insight and service. The sooner you get the professional help you need, the easier it is to prevent more severe (and costly) sewer problems.
As soon as you suspect your sewer drain is clogged, it's time to act fast! Contact Boyd immediately to check out the problem. We will inspect your sewer drain using a specialized camera to determine the location and severity of the clog. Then we use that use a sophisticated "hydro-jet" process to eliminate the clog.
Drain Camera Inspection: Our specialized drain camera allows us to see exactly what is causing the clog to determine the best course of action. We can see if tree roots are causing the problem, then know that we’ll also need to repair any existing holes or gaps that allowed those roots to get inside your drains in the first place.
Hydro-Jet Removal: Years of grime, tree roots, and waste build-up will finally block your drain completely. To penetrate a serious clog, hydro-jetting will eliminate even the toughest of the bunch, sending a fast "jet" of water straight down your pipes, completely obliterating all obstructions.
If you need sewer or drain cleaning service in Sacramento or surrounding areas, our professionals can help. Give Boyd Plumbing and Drain (a Bonney company) a call to get started today!