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Commercial Drain Cleaning Tips

Drain Cleaning Versus Drain Clearing, What Is the Difference?  

Do you know the difference between commercial drain cleaning and drain clearing? No, don’t worry you are not alone in this, as most people don’t have any clue! However, after reading this article, you will fully understand how drain clearing and drain cleaning differ, and which service you need for your home or business.

Drain Clearing

Most plumbers come and clear your drains of clogs, this should never be confused with drain cleaning, however, it is drain clearing.

In order to perform drain clearing, a snake will need to be inserted into your blocked pipe. This is a heavy-duty cable that is powered by a motor which rotates a blade at the end of the cable. When the motor is on, the blade will rotate breaking up anything in its path.

Once a clog is broken apart, the water flow will be restored, yet the clog particles still sit in your piping. This can often pose potential issues later, as the incompatible particles that initially caused the clog stay in your pipes. Your drain may appear fixed; however, blockages will often come back as your plumbing still has the remnants of the previous clog floating around in it.

Most plumbers don’t recommend drain clearing; with one exception. If your drain is in a historic, or older, building, then snaking it is the best removal technique for your home. Older plumbing is quite fragile and needs the least invasive drain technique to avoid fracturing the pipe.

Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning will flush out your pipes. If you have snaked your drains too many times and you are still dealing with clog after clog, the time has come to schedule hydro jetting. Build-up from years of half-cleared clogs will be a thing of the past with hydro jetting.

For details about the commercial drain cleaning services and products that Blac Plumbing can offer you, and if you work in or around the Los Angeles, CA area, please do not hesitate to contact us at this number (323) 248-8656 today.