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Your drains are essential to the health of your entire plumbing system. However, blockages will form over time, especially if you don’t schedule regular plumbing services to inspect your pipes and drains. Obstructions are dealt with by two different methods, drain clearing and drain cleaning.
Estes Services understands the value and power of knowledge. We want you to understand the difference between the two services, their benefits, and which one to pursue when the need occurs. Our plumbers are the best in the business and will ensure your plumbing system is flowing freely before we finish the job.
What’s the Difference?
Though both services sound the same, they are not. A drain clearing only cuts through blockages, with the blockages and buildup still remaining. This service is typically performed with a snaking tool. Regardless of what is blocking the drain, the snake will break through and restore free-flowing water through your pipes.
A drain cleaning service goes a step beyond a clearing. By using a machine to deliver a high-pressure water blast, the blockage is removed entirely. Drain cleaning eliminates any buildup due to soap scum, mineral deposits, or hair. Many drain cleaning services incorporate the use of a camera to identify where problems occur in your drains.
What Are the Benefits of Each?
Using a snake to clear a drain is helpful when you are only dealing with one specific blocked pipe. Although it works quickly and effectively, it isn’t a long-term solution. Drain cleaning sweeps the entire drain, so nothing is left untouched.
The debris left over after a drain clearing is removed during the drain cleaning process. While the two services can be performed separately, they are most effective when used sequentially if the need calls for it.
Drain cleaning services are a permanent solution. Your pipes and drains will be cleaner and healthier for the future. The benefits of drain cleaning services for your home and plumbing include:
- Reducing blockages which can become hazardous if they get too big
- Removing odors so you won’t smell sewage in your home
- Improving your overall drain system, by eliminating chemical deposits
- Preventing corrosion development from deposits
- Reducing the risk of future leaks in your plumbing
- Saving you money in the long run, when you schedule regular drain cleaning services
When to Pursue Drain Clearing Versus Drain Cleaning?
If you aren’t dealing with clogged drains every day, or if a blockage only occurs in the same place, then drain clearing might be a viable option. It produces fast results and will get your water moving quickly in no time.
However, if you are experiencing multiple obstructions throughout your drains, or you are noticing a pattern with blockages coming and going, drain cleaning service is the solution you need.
Estes Services offers affordable, effective, and fast drain cleaning services! Don’t wait until those small blockages turn into major obstructions.
Now you know all the facts, and you can make the right decision for your home. Drain clearing is a short-term answer, while drain cleaning is a permanent solution to your never-ending blockages. Contact Estes Services today to schedule drain cleaning service for your home.