Plumbers Recommended Technique of How to Unclog a Sink
Drainage systems form a huge part of your Tooele house and city planning. From sewage to bath water to general kitchen water and sinks. It is therefore critical to the health of the entire community as it deals with used water. The designers of the drainage system usually don’t create allowances for solid waste. The truth however is that some solids flow in the drain water and upon deposition can cause blockage. Such solids include plant roots, scales and resins.
High Pressure Water Jetting
Faced with these challenges a professional Tooele plumber has several options to unblock your drainage. One of the very efficient methods he can use is called the high pressure water jetting. In this method water is pressurized by a pump and fed through nozzles at a pressure of between 1000 psi to 5000 psi.
Commonly a pressure of 3000 psi is used. Higher pressures can result in bursting of pipes while lower pressures will not efficiently unclog the drains. This method of unblocking the drains is suitable for extreme blockages caused by concrete, tree roots, extreme siltation, scale and greases as well as food debris. It is an environmentally friendly method and gives a thorough cleaning on the inside of the sink or pipe.
Wet Vacuum Method
In case the blockage is not so severe on the sink, suction or wet vacuum can be employed. The machine creates a vacuum above the sink forcing atmospheric pressure to push out the dirt clogged in the sink. This method is good to eliminate low amount of food debris and small coagulants such as soap. It is not to be used for outdoor services and more frequent maintenance is required to avoid accumulation of debris. Its effectiveness depends on the amount of vacuum the machine can generate. The higher the value the more the effectiveness.
Drain Snakes and Augers
Some blockage requires some level of mechanical agitation. This is the situation when the plumber will use prefer to use a drain snake. This is a motorized auger that is sunk into the sink or drain pipes and by the rotating action cuts away the blocking element and churns them out of the pipe. This is a great solution for scales and silted pipes and those with accumulated particles of any kind. Its efficiency depends on the auger and the power output of the driving motor.
Sometimes the plumber by carefully analyzing the chemistry of the products you use on the sinks, he or she can decide to use a chemical that attacks the specific blocking element. This works perfectly with elements such as hairs, greases and soaps.
Blocked drains usually cannot be avoided. The blockage will cause you a lot of discomfort and embarrassment due to spilled sewer water, foul smells or even sinks filled with dirty water. Such annoying experiences can be avoided by getting the plumber unclog your sink with any of the above professional methods.
Need assistance with your clogged Tooele, UT sink? Give All Types Plumbing Drain & Rooter Services a call today at (435) 833-9393 and we would love to help.