Mountaineer Plumbers Pipe Service
Fix Clogged Drains
Grease and food leftovers can clog the kitchen sink and other pipes, causing slow drainage. Clogged drain can be the result of hair or soap residue. Various objects may be flushed down the toilet and get stuck because they are too big to pass through the drains. Products that do not dissolve (swabs, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, cotton-tipped swabs) are also known to clog up the toilet waste pipe.
Grease and food can clog any kitchen sink and drain causing slow drainage, while hair and soap can clog up your bathrooms and toilet making it inconvenient for your users. Other areas in your home that could cause backed up pipes and hazardous odors in are your laundry drains as well.
A variety of small items, individually or together can deposit, stick together, and clog up your bathrooms, the sink, and the toilet making it inconvenient for you, the resident, or other guests and visitors to use the facilities at full capability.
Other areas in your home that might have clogged, backed up pipes, or hazardous odors are your laundry drains, and outside, the cleanout drain (the cleanout overflow), or the main drain. They too require professional services of a drain cleaning company. At one point or another, every building requires drain cleaning due to blockage. Drain blockages occur due to a variety of reasons: grease and fatty substances washed down the sink and accumulate in drainage pipes thereby causing an obstruction. Drain blockage can be inconvenient and hazardous to your health.
We will look into and fix cleanout overflow issues too.
Tackling home repair projects require technical, professional tools, time, and expertise. If the pipes in your household drain slowly, don’t hesitate to call on Mountaineer Plumbers to come out and offer a professional drain cleaning, and let you get back to more important things. Enjoy your home and the fully functional convenience of its amenities as they were originally intended.
Unclog Drains: At Mountaineer Plumbers, our drain cleaning service will help fix clogged drain issues by a skilled, experienced member of our team. With one phone call we will set up an appointment, look into the condition of clogged, obstructed pipes, and give you an estimate. If approved, we will then start the repairing process. Let us help you return obstructed pipes into, flowing, useful condition.
Imagine how you will feel when:
- You can’t find pleasure in doing the usual household chores again
- You can’t be able to use water anytime you want or take a shower
- You suffer health issues due to ingestion of nasty pathogens from mold
There Are Number Of Reasons That Your Sewer Line Will Leak Or Clog Up.
Tree roots grow in all direction in search of water source and your sewer line is the provider. The roots grow into your sewer line and block as well as cause leaks and any one of these issues will cause the sewer line to fail.
Over a period of years, excessive food, grease and paper products that are not flushable can all get backed up in your line and create an obstruction that will cause backups and failures.
Time is also a factor in getting your sewer line to fail. The conditions around and inside the line over time become a component in causing cracks and breaks.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to prevent significant damage or clogging is to perform periodic maintenance on your sewer line. If you notice water leaking from the cracks, excess water in your basement, or slow drainage, call us for quality assured service.
Sewer Maintenance Service
When it comes to sewer maintenance, we stand out. Our highly-trained and professional plumbers and technicians have the skills and high-resolution equipment needed for sewer maintenance, clean the sewer line, perform a video inspection, repair the line, and provide tailored biodegradable solutions to prevent damages and keep your drains clean. Our dedicated teams work hard to earn your business!
Get the Job Done Right
Mountaineer Plumbers offers drainage and sewer maintenance service in and around the greater West Virginia area. Our professional and knowledgeable plumbers use the newest technology to do regular maintenance before they become serious problems. Whether it is a crack or a small clog, regular sewer line maintenance will prevent future damage or blockage, and give you peace of mind.
Not treating the clogged drain can lead to more leaks or toxins even mold growing inside your drain which can be dangerous to your health and affect the overall quality of your life. That’s why it’s important to prevent unwanted clogging by performing routine drain cleaning.
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Mountaineer Plumbers Services
- Water Heater Repair & Installation
- Drain Cleaning & Repair
- Plumbing Remodeling
- Plumbing Fixture Repair & Replacement
- Plumbing Code Violations
- Leak Detection & Repair
- Sewer Services & Repair
- Sump & Well Pumps
- Water Treatment
- Commercial Plumbing
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Sewer Jetter Guide
How to Unclog Drains with Your Pressure Washer
Use this Guide To:
Learn how a sewer jetter works
Find out if a sewer jetter can help solve your plumbing problem
Choose the right pressure washer and sewer jetter for the job
Get tips to make drain cleaning easier
How a Sewer Jetter Works
A sewer jetter is a slim, high-pressure hose with a jet nozzle on one end. A sewer jetter hose is lighter and more flexible than other pressure hoses so that it can slide more easily through drains. The jetter nozzle uses the force of pressurized water to pull the jetter deep into drains, break apart clogs, scrub off sticky debris on the sides of pipes, and flush out residue.
In most cases it’s easiest to attach the jetter to the discharge fitting of your pressure washer trigger gun so that you can control the flow of water with the trigger.
Can a Sewer Jetter Solve My
A sewer jetter can be a good choice if:
• More than one plumbing fixture is backed up, or you suspect there could be a clog deep in the main drain;
• Water drains too slowly from some areas, so there could be buildup or a low spot in the drain;
• Your outdoor drains or septic field lines have accumulated sediment that must be removed.
A sewer jetter could be the right solution to these problems because it can break apart clogs that are far from the drain opening and flush out dirty residue. And, unlike a drain snake, sewer jetters can scrub the sides of your pipes to clean away debris that’s been stuck on for a very long time.
If you are concerned that a sewer jetter could damage an older pipe, before buying a sewer jetter you can spray an exposed portion of pipe with the strongest spray from your pressure washer. If this erodes or scores the pipe, you could damage the pipe with a sewer jetter that’s powered by the same machine.
A sewer jetter is usually not the right choice if:
• You need to unclog only a single fixture, or the clog might be close to the drain opening;
• Tree roots, large rocks or other hard objects have entered the pipe;
• The drain is damaged by foundation problems, a collapsed pipe, or other structural issues.
• If you live in an older home with ceramic (clay) or asphalt (Orangeburg) pipes you should con- sult a licensed plumber to inspect the drain before attempting to clean it.
Choose the Right Pressure Washer
The gallon per minute (GPM)
flow of your pressure washer determines how much force your sewer jetter can produce. Nozzle force increases roughly with pressure washer GPM squared, so a midrange gas pressure washer can give you much more cleaning and pulling force than an electric machine, and a larger com- mercial-sized gas pressure washer can produce even more force.
Pressure washer GPM also determines the maximum length and diameter of pipe you can clean. When you use a properly sized sewer jetter:
An electric pressure washer
rated from 1.2 to 1.5 GPM can usually power the jetter between 20 and 50 ft. into most drains up to 4” ID.
A residential gas pressure washer rated from 2.0 to 2.9 GPM can usually power the jetter at least 100 ft. into drains up to 4” ID.
A commercial gas pressure washer rated from 3.0 to 4.0 GPM can usually power the jetter at least 100 ft. into drains up to 6” ID.
Very old pressure washers, custom and rental machines, expensive direct drive electrics, and hot water pressure washers can operate at too low a PSI pressure to work with most sewer jetters. If in doubt contact the sewer jetter manufacturer before you buy.
Choose the Right
When it comes to choosing the right sewer jetter one size doesn’t fit all. Choose a sewer jetter with a hose and nozzle that are matched to your pressure washer.
• Smaller diameter jetter hoses move much more easily through drains for better distance, but if the hose is too small to handle your pressure washer GPM it will overload the machine and you’ll get zero nozzle force.
• Look for a quality-made, stainless
steel nozzle that maximizes cleaning and pulling force while working within the PSI pressure limits of your machine. Avoid inexpensive nozzles with lower-grade materials or improperly con- figured jets that could reduce cleaning effectiveness or overload your machine.
Lastly, choose a jetter that has the right type of adapter to fit your pressure washer trigger gun. You can find more information about adapters to fit different machines on the sewer jetter manufacturer’s website.
Tips to Make the
Plan the Job
It’s usually easiest to clear your main drain starting from a downhill drain opening and working in an uphill direction, toward the clog.
Any larger diameter elbows downstream of the clog can be easier for the jetter to pass through,
When starting downhill there’s usually a clear path for debris to flush downstream,
You can often look into the cleanout, see the sediment flushing out, and know when the drain is clean.
Plan the Job (continued)
Locate both a primary drain opening such a main drain cleanout outside your home or in a basement, and an alternative opening upstream of the clog should it become necessary, such as an indoor drain opening under a sink or a roof vent.
When using a sewer jetter always wear thick, fluid- resistant work gloves and eye protection. Use your sewer jetter in well ventilated locations, and avoid breathing any dirty mist from drains.
If you’re using the jetter indoors prepare a few old towels and a bucket to keep near the drain opening. The volume of flow from a pressure washer isn’t much more than what you’d get from a drinking fountain– so as long as you take a few precautions you should be able to handle any spills.
And finally, allow yourself plenty of time to complete the job without rushing through.
Check Your Pressure Washer
Before connecting the sewer jetter, test your pressure washer by spraying with the highest pres- sure setting for at least 15 seconds. The machine should be ready if it can spray steadily, without the engine stalling and without the unloader valve cycling off and on. If not, it’s time to check the fuel supply, air filter, and other service parts.
Flush and Protect Hoses
A small amount of dirt inside your supply hoses can plug the jetter. Before connecting the jetter to your pressure washer always connect your supply hoses and run water through the hoses, pressure washer and trigger gun until you are sure that the water comes out clean. And if you’re using the sewer jetter indoors check all hose connections for drips before bringing the hoses inside.
Then connect the jetter hose and once again run water through at low pressure, without starting your pressure washer.