Blocked drains can lead to property damage and can affect our daily lives. A factor that needs to be considered is condensation or moisture buildup around the exterior of your sewer line and storm water pipes. When less water is available, it can draw in sapling roots. Another factor to consider is the pipe’s poor physical condition. Overtime, pipes with poor physical conditions can cave in and cause the blockage. Improper disposal of diapers or plastic bags can affect the blockage of your drains. Incorrect usage of do-it-yourself supplies also cause pipe blockage. Although the substance has lubricating qualities, if disposed of improperly, cooking oil, fats and other house hold product can congest the pipe line.
Common examples that can cause blockage inside the pipeline are tree plant roots. Feedback to the penetrable exterior of a pipe can cause loss of customers and can affect business products due to it’s durability and efficiency. It is best to hire a professional plumber to unblock a storm water drain and pipes. Depending on the extent of the pipe or sewer damage, a professional plumber has different tools and gadgets that he can use. To unblock a storm water drain, a plumber uses a plumbing electric eel and or a high pressure water jetter (blaster).
A plumbing electric eel is a device where it has a spinning cutter that can chew through the blockage. The eel cable is fed into the line until the blade reaches the cause of the blockage. On the other hand, a high pressure water jetter blasts away the blockage to unblock storm water drains and pipes. With its nozzle inserted to a blocked sewer or pipes, it then blasts water and flushes away the elements that causes the blockage and allowing free flowing water to pass through.
It could be tiresome to check the drain and pipe system regularly, thus we often catch ourselves with the need to unblock a storm water drain when heavy downpour occurs. It might be tedious but, it is less costly if we apply preventive measures to avoid blockage. Pipe blockage gradually starts if we do not take care of our pipes. Exercising proper disposal of products can help maintain the integrity of our pipes. But when the time comes and you need help to unblock storm water drains and pipes, calling a reliable plumbing service is the best solution to your problem.