Our Drain Cleaning Methods
Our drain specialists excel in providing effective, long-lasting services
that keep your drains flowing free and clear of any obstructions. When
you choose Zoom Drain of Delaware County, we’ll being by examining your drain
to determine the condition of the pipe and the probable cause of the clog.
Then we’ll select one of our time-tested drain cleaning methods.
Whether your drain is slowing significantly or blocked entirely, trust
us to solve the issue.
Based on your specific situation, our Radnor drain cleaning experts may
use one of these methods:
PowerSnake – We take the traditional plumbing snake to the next level. Our
PowerSnake involves a flexible steel cable and blade attached to a machine
that rotates the cable and blade through the pipe, cutting through clogs
and blockages and clearing away gunk from the walls of the pipe.
ZOOM Jetting® – Water jetting is one of the most effective drain cleaning methods
while remaining completely safe for your pipes. Our hydrojetting system
blasts high-pressure water jets into your drain line to bust through buildup,
clogs, and even tree roots.
Drain care products – Maintain your clean drain and prevent future clogs with our bacteria-based
or enzymatic drain maintenance products. These solutions are eco-friendly
and safe for your pipes, unlike many store-bought liquid drain cleaners.
We often recommend ZOOM DRAIN Bio™, Citra-Jet, or RootX®, depending
on your drains’ specific challenges.
How to Prevent Drain Clogs
Drain clogs rarely happen all at once. Though it’s certainly possible
for a toy to become lodged in the garbage disposal or an item of clothing
to end up stuck down a toilet drain, household drain clogs are more commonly
the result of days, months, or years of buildup. The main culprits often
include cooking oils, grease, hair, food particles, and soap scum. It’s
virtually impossible to avoid sending any or all of these things down
the drain from time to time, but it is important to stay as vigilant as possible.
Our team of specialists will happily provide professional drain cleaning
and repairs in Radnor, but as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth
a pound of cure. When you know how to fight against drain clogs and buildup,
you’ll have a happier, healthier plumbing system in the long run.
Our drain experts can give you personalized tips on how to address any
challenges specific to your drains, but we’ve put together some
general suggestions for avoiding clogs in the future.
Keep these tips in mind to prevent a clogged drain:
- Never pour grease or oil down the drain, as it will coat the pipes and
- Do not send food down a drain that does not have a disposal.
- Limit use of an in-sink disposal as a substitute for the garbage or compost,
since food particles can build up in drainpipes.
- Use a mesh trap, screen, or grate to catch matter such as hair or food
from entering the drainpipe.
- Brush your hair prior to showering or bathing to catch loose hair and limit
the amount washing down the drain.
- Never flush anything other than toilet tissue and organic matter down the
toilet, not even feminine hygiene products or flushable wipes.
- Do not rinse cement, joint compound, or grout down the drain, because they
can harden and create problems within pipes.
- Avoid store-bought chemical drain cleaners; they are not particularly effective
and they can cause much bigger problems than they solve due to their corrosive
Though we do not recommend harsh liquid drain cleaners, we often suggest
bacteria- and enzyme-based drain care products to maintain your results
after a drain cleaning in Radnor. Eco-friendly live cultures eat through
the clog-causing organic matter that builds up on the walls of pipes without
causing damage to your drains or plumbing system.
Trenchless Sewer Repair in Radnor
Zoom Drain of Delaware County is a trusted provider of sewer repair and sewer replacement
in Radnor. Depending on your specific situation, our sewer specialists
will recommend the best option for your needs. We have experience performing
conventional trenching and excavation methods of sewer repair and replacement
safely and effectively, which some situations require. Conventional methods
can be fairly invasive and disruptive to your property, however, so we
prefer to use trenchless sewer repair whenever possible.
Trenchless sewer repair and replacement in Radnor generally means minimal
digging and a shortened project timeline. Based on the scope of your project,
we may recommend either our ZOOM PowerPipe™ pipe bursting solution
or our ZOOM Pipe Relining. ZOOM PowerPipe™ involves pulling a new
pipe into place using a steel cable and small entry and exit points, breaking
up the old pipe as we go. ZOOM Pipe Relining is a trenchless repair method
that molds an epoxy liner to the existing pipe and allows it to cure in
place, essentially replacing the old pipe with a seamless new one. These
effective, long-lasting solutions minimize digging and can even be installed
beneath foundations and concrete slabs.
We are your drain cleaning specialists in Radnor.
Schedule your service online or call
(215) 716-1208 to learn more!