How We Eliminate Tough Drain Clogs
Not every drain clog is the same, of course, so why would we use cookie-cutter
methods to eliminate them? A cornerstone of our business model is customizing
our services for each and every customer. When we arrive onsite to evaluate
your clogged drain, our Allentown drain specialists will discuss the best
cleaning option based on what we find and your budget.
Three of our most common drain cleaning methods are:
PowerSnake: For most clogs, the PowerSnake is enough to break them apart. Our drain
clearing technicians feed the PowerSnake down the clogged drain until
the clog is reached. At that point, the tool’s bladed head is manipulated
to break apart the clog with ease.
ZOOM Jetting®: Particularly difficult clogs can resist the PowerSnake’s strength.
Grease, tree roots, and thick grime may require us to use our ZOOM Jetting®
technology, which blasts apart clogs with high-pressure water. The system
simultaneously scrubs clean the inside of the clogged pipe, ensuring an
even cleaner stretch of piping.
ZOOM DRAIN Bio™: After a drain is cleaned and cleared of any clogs, we recommend using ZOOM
DRAIN Bio™ to help prevent any further issues. This product is made
of eco-friendly substances that naturally disintegrate most organic compounds
that can start forming a clog, such as hair, food waste, and grease.
Household Culprits That Commonly Clog Drains
You can’t always stop a
drain from clogging. But with a little more care about what you put down your
Allentown home’s sinks and drains, you can drastically reduce the
chances of a bad clog forming.
Remember this quick list of common items that should never be put down
- Coffee grounds
- Sticky starches like most pasta
- Stringy vegetables
Grease and oil, including cooking byproducts
- Hair, especially longer strands
- Menstrual hygiene products
- Food wrappers and plastic
Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Services
Can chemical cleaners damage my pipes?
Yes! The chemical reactions caused by drain cleaning products can damage
pipes and even cause older pipes to break.
Should I have my sewer line inspected?
If your home is over 20 years old, it is generally a good idea to have
the sewer line inspected. If you have tree roots near your sewer line,
you may need to have it inspected every few years.
What are the warning signs of a clogged drain?
Giveaways of clogs in your drains and plumbing system are:
- Sink, toilet, or shower gurgles when in use
- Foul odors permeate around drains or sinks
- Water flow is restricted when using an outlet or faucet
- Toilet clogs frequently
- Puddles or water damage near plumbing fixtures
- Water drains incredibly slowly as it flows into pipes
What if I'm having trouble with multiple drains at once?
If multiple drains in your home are all backed up at the same time, this
likely means you have a clog deep in your main line. You may also notice
foul odors coming out of multiple drains.
What is a plumbing cleanout?
A plumbing cleanout is where your sewer line can be easily accessed. Finding
the location of the cleanout is necessary when there is a clog in your
main sewer line.
Why are tree roots in my sewer line?
Tree roots end up in sewer lines because they are attracted to the presence
of moisture. Anytime trees are located on a property near a sewer line,
their roots will likely need to be cleaned from the sewer line eventually.
Call (610) 601-2948 to Take Care of That Pesky Clogged Drain
Zoom Drain of Lehigh Valley has the tools, training, and team required to handle
any clog that might be troubling your home. All you need to do is give
us a call as soon as you need help, and we will work with you to be at
your door as soon as it is most convenient for you. Our Allentown drain
cleaning specialists are already trusted by many of your neighbors. Find
out why for yourself today!
Call (610) 601-2948 to learn more about our Allentown, PA drain services or
schedule an appointment.