Westlake Plumbing – Drain Cleaning Service

Westlake Plumbing Drain Snake

If you’ve ever talked to anyone about plumbing you’ve probably heard of the term “ run a snake.” To anyone who isn’t a plumber this term can be very confusing and make no sense. What is a snake and how is it going to unclog my drain? A snake is a metal line that you push through your drain piping to clear out anything that might be blocking your lines. The snake ranges in sizes. Some snakes can be as short as 15 feet and can go all the way over 100 feet long. The average snake is 50 to 100 feet long. You need to make sure the drain snake is long enough to go through your pipes completely. At the end of the snake is a metal rod. The rod is used to grab or clear out the object that is blocking your plumbing from draining properly. Westlake Plumbing companies usually don’t charge a lot for this as it is a simple task that doesn’t take too much time or effort to complete. Most even charge a low flat rate!

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Hydro Jet pipe cleaning

Hydro jet plumbing is usually the next step to cleaning out a drain that is clogged if a snake cant remove the debris. There are some downsides to hydro jetting because it can break brittle or damaged piping.  However, hydro jets can clear piping out more thoroughly than a snake can. Hydro jets run water through a line at very high pressures so that the debris stuck inside can be fully cleared. Unlike a snake this jet can clear out built up mineral deposits and gunk. Hydro jets usually cost more than a snake because the process takes longer and requires more equipment. Sometimes a camera has to be run down the pipe to get a better look at the strength of the pipe it is going into. Westlake plumbers must also determine where the wash out drain is so that they can blast everything out of the entire system, rather than just down the line further. You’re your local Plumbing company a call for pricing and availability.

 

Liquid drain cleaners

Liquid drain cleaners seem like a good alternative to hiring a plumber that might charge you hundreds of dollars to clear your clogged pipes. Most Plumbing services strongly recommend that you do not use any form of liquid plumbing solutions. One commonly used product is Draino. Draino is very cheap and according to the label it can unclogged most of the obstructions that might be stuck in your pipe.

However, these chemicals are very strong and can destroy your pipes. If your pipes are destroyed from this, they will become weaker and more likely to break in the future. Plumbers agree that you should never use draino for anything other than a door weight.

 

Rooter service

Have you ever wondered what is rooter service and how is it different from plumbing? Rooter service goes back to the 1950’s. Rooter service was originally needed to remove roots from plumbing or water lines. Roots were the main cause of clogged pipes back in the day. Old pipes would crack or break and roots would grow into them clogging the pipe or causing slow draining pipes. Rooter services can be costly as the rooter team must dig up the ground and remove the roots and broken plumbing. There is almost no way to prevent rooter services other than planting vegetation and trees away from your houses pipe system. Roots grow how which ever way they find best, there is almost no controlling nature.

Emergency Plumbing

Life happens. Surprises are always waiting around the corner. Pluming Emergencies happen very frequently. That’s why there are 24/7 plumbers ready to unclog any of your plumbing issues any time of the day. If you need an Emergency Plumber give us a call. Emergency plumbing prices can be very affordable don’t pay an arm and an leg like most companies would charge you.

Emergency plumbers can fix toilets, water heaters, sinks, and mainline repairs. They are equipped with all the tools needed to do the job. Drain snakes are the most commonly used plumbing tool emergency plumbers have to use. 24 hour plumbers make everyone’s life easier. The last thing you want is to be stuck without water all night. Don’t hesitate to call your local plumber today!

 

Commercial Plumbing

Commercial Plumbing differs from residential plumbing in many ways. Some of these ways are that commercial plumbers must follow a strict code. They must do everything to code so that the business passes inspection. They are still capable of repairs and installations like a residential plumbing service. However, they have been skillfully trained to deal with larger more professional business settings. Commercial plumbers usually have to fix more problems. Commercial settings tend to have a variety of problems going on instead of just one issue. Also businesses tend to have more piping replaced since they are a lot larger than a normal house. They also have more outlets and directions that the water flows. Lastly, there are different floors and levels in a commercial plumbing design that the plumber must work around.

Top Repairs
  • Faucet Repair
  • Sink Repair
  • Toilet Repair
  • Water Heater repair
  • Drain Repair
  • Garbage disposal repair
  • Plumbing Repair

 

Common Piping Material

  • Plastic PVC
  • Used for underground irrigation. Also used for pool pump systems. Most commonly used plumbing method. Very inexpensive
  • Galvanized steel
  • Used in locations that require more durability. Common in sinks and bathrooms. Most be removed due to lead problems. Very heavy
  • Copper

-Very expensive, Not as common anymore due to corrosion, Older pool systems and older house plumbing.. Can contain harmful chemical

  • Crossed Linked Polyurethane

-Heat resistant and very durable. Easy to retro fit and is easy to work with

  • Chlorinated polyvinyl Chloride pipes
  • Flexible, great for drinking water. Cannot be frozen or it will crack. Hot and cold water will flow
  • Stainless steel
  • Cast Iron
  • Black Iron
  • Grey tipped pvc