If you are having to deal with multiple clogged drains, and plunging is just not helping much, you most likely have a problem with the sewer line. This is a sad event, as we count on our plumbing to deal with the dirty water and waste. It is something that gets little thought until it is not working right.
Over time the pipe gets clogged up with grease, waste, and sometimes even tree roots. The old answer was to put a rotary snake down the pipe to unplug the line. This actually just punches a hole in the clog, giving temporary relief. In due time the clog that is still there catches more stuff and plugs back up. Another problem with the snake is if the line is old and getting thin sometimes the snake finds a week point and punches through. This creates a larger problem with an immediate need for repair.
At PlumbSmart, we start with a sewer camera line inspection. This is so we can find out what is causing the problems, and see if the pipes are in decent shape. Then we will offer the right solutions to best fix this. If the line is in good shape but just clogged, we can hydro-jet the line and clean it out. The hydro-jet method removes the blockage and actually cleans the pipes, giving you the peace of mind that you’re not going to have this issue again soon.
If the problem is more than just a clog, or the waste line is not in good shape the camera inspection will show this. We will then be able to discuss the best and most economical solution. Our goal is to get your life back to normal as quickly and painlessly as possible.