Are you located in the Charlotte area with a plumbing problem on your hands? Contact Next Level plumbing services to tackle your next project, and have your pipes as good as new in no time!
Leave it to the professionals
It happens the same way every time: just before that dinner party you’ve been planning for months, you’re finishing cleaning up your kitchen. You pull the drain’s plug, and nothing happens - you’ve got a clog! During this time, you may be tempted to tackle the problem yourself, but think again! Even though they’re available at your local hardware store, using professional “rooting” or “snaking” tools can be highly dangerous for the user without the right knowledge. Likewise, over-the-counter, commercially sold drain cleaning compounds pose an extreme health hazard, particularly for young children or pets.
Liquid cleaners have either caustic or oxidizing properties that can cause chemical burns if exposed to skin or ingested. Though their composition seems tough enough to tackle a sink clog, the fact is that they’re not terribly effective when it comes to breaking down bio-matter in your drain. Ostensibly, they work by dissolving the clog enough to flush it away. In reality, even if the chemical can shift the clog, it usually just moves it deeper into your plumbing system, where it gets lodged. Additionally, when you consider that clogs are frequently up to several feet in length and quite dense, even a number of bottles of cleaner are unlikely to make a dent. Worst of all, these compounds can easily leach into groundwater, poisoning local waterways, wildlife, and your family’s drinking water.
What happens during a drain cleaning service?
Most experts agree that your drains should be inspected and cleaned on an annual basis to mitigate serious problems, spot damage early, and keep the flow of your pipes unrestricted. Next Level offers several services that can do this. You may simply need a cabling service to remove clogs, but can also opt for the deep-cleaning method of hydrojetting. Hydrojetting works by injecting a hot, highly pressurized jet of water into the pipe, which is able to break down clogs as large as medium-sized tree roots, and also removes caked-on kitchen grease, restoring your pipe to its full capacity. It’s important to note that if you have a sewer pipe lining, the only method available to you is hydrojetting, as the cabling service will damage your liner.
There’s no perfect time to order a drain cleaning; the only criterion is that outdoor temperatures must be high enough for the ground to be soft. Most customers get drains cleaned just before summer vacation, when kids are off school, or in early fall, prior to the busy winter holidays.
Next Level is here for you
If you have questions about our drain cleaning service, or would like to speak to a Next Level representative concerning our other plumbing repair procedures, call us today! Our highly-trained professionals pride themselves on prompt, efficient service; your satisfaction is our number one priority. We look forward to speaking with you soon!