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Preparing for Professional Drain Cleaning Appointments

For homeowners everywhere, one of the most common and well-known plumbing-related issues is a clogged drain. Possible in several drains throughout a given home, drain clogs and resulting backups of wastewater can cause several significant issues, from stopping your system’s operation to health and water damage risks.

At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re here to help with all your drain clog issues. Our sewer and drain cleaning and replacement services are second to none, with all the latest technology on hand, including camera line inspections and hydro-jetting services for powerful, efficient drain cleaning. If you haven’t been through a professional drain cleaning process before, here are some general themes and steps you can expect us to follow during such a call:

Details and Service Agenda

For starters, our plumbing professionals will consult with you and ask you a few basic questions about the home and its plumbing. We’ll inquire specifically about whether any previous drain clog issues have taken place, especially in the same drain you’re currently having issues with.

From here, we’ll assess the full scope of the issue and begin to set an agenda for the upcoming service. We’ll explain to you which form of drain cleaning we intend to pursue, plus how long we expect the service to take, and will also answer any questions you have.

Diagnostic Tests

During this process, we also may test certain plumbing fixtures and inspect the location of any plumbing backups. This is one of the steps that allows us to best determine which equipment is required for your job.

Service Setup and Drain Cleaning

Once we have your plan of action formulated and approved by you, we’ll get to work setting up for the job. This involves clearing safe access to the area being worked on, plus putting down some basic cloths and other protective material to guard against any spillage or water damage.

Now it’s time to get started with the job itself. Using whichever technology we feel is best, we’ll get to work directly clearing your drain of any clogs, large and small. In cases where we believe the clog is outside or in an area that cannot be cleared, we may first run a camera inspection to assess the problem more accurately.

Testing and Final Inspection

Once we’ve cleared the clog from your drain line, we’ll run a few tests to ensure everything is flowing properly. This generally involves running multiple fixtures at once to test water flow and speed. From here, we’ll also often perform a camera inspection – both to verify that the clog is gone, but also to look for any sources that may have caused the clog to begin with. We often find damaged or broken sewer lines here, allowing us to recommend a repair on-site so this issue doesn’t crop up again.

For more on what to expect during a drain cleaning appointment, or for information on any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff at Monkey Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Air today.