Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning Services

Rapid Plumbing has been one of the leading names in drain cleaning services for over 30 years. Our team of experienced technicians offer specialized plumbing services such as sewer inspection, trenchless pipe repairs and drain cleaning.  

Drain cleaning is a job for technicians specially trained in all stages of it. From initially finding the “entry point” of the sewers to inspecting the inside of pipes, identifying and locating the problem to solving it – this is not a job for semi-skilled or amateur plumbers to undertake as it can have disastrous results.

The team we have assembled for drain cleaning at our major locations have the expertise to perform sewer inspections and cleanings with the latest technology. 

Our team will start work by first locating an entry point to send into your pipes a high-resolution camera. The technician will then guide it through the pipes to locate a blockage, crack, hole or gap at the joint of two pipes.  

This camera transmits live footage to a monitor above ground. Plumbers watching the monitor can thus identify the problem and will pinpoint the exact location with the help of a handheld device that receives signals from the camera underground. Once the device aligns with the camera, the plumbers will dig a vertical hole to access the pipe and get to work fixing the problem.

For example, sewers can get choked because of root balls that form when roots from trees above the ground find their way inside to access the ready supply of water. If the root ball is a small one, the technicians will use a rooter to remove it. This is a mechanical device that has “teeth” attached to its head. It spins fast to saw through the roots, shredding them so that water can flush away the debris easily.

However, sometimes the root ball is large and a rooter does not have sufficient power to shred it. In this case, the process of hydro-jetting is very effective. High-pressure water (between 7,000 psi and 60,000 psi) is pushed through the pipe. The force of the water blasts the root system to bits so the blockage clears.

Hydro-jetting is also used if sludge or lumps of domestic waste are also choking the drain. No blockage cannot withstand the high pressure of the water, and it will disintegrate, leaving the pipe clear.  

The high pressure of water not only removes the blockage but also cleans the inner side of the pipe from accumulated filth. This process not only cleans the pipes in question, it also lays bare any other issues which may need to be patched or the seepage stopped with resin.

If you can not remember the last time you had your pipes cleaned, odds are they need to be. Contact us! 

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Call us today at 1-800-99-RAPID to talk with your nearest Rapid Plumbing representative.