Posted on 3/12/2015
Drain clogs are inevitable plumbing problems fo r every homeowner at some point. If your plunger won’t move the clog, you’ll need to call in a professional to get your home’s plumbing flowing smoothly again.Libertyville plumbers may use one or multiple techniques to remove your stubborn drain clog, including:

Plumbing SnakesDrain clogged in Libertyville

Plumbing snakes, also called plumbing augers, consist of a long metal tube that has a corkscrew auger or blades attached at one end and a hand crank at the other. The cable end is snaked into the drain and turned by hand to push through the clog and then pull it out of the drain. J-shaped snakes are intended for toilets and sink drains to pass through the trap.

Hydro Jetting

A high-pressure hose with a specialized nozzle is connected to a machine that pressurizes water to produce a powerful stream that can clear even the most stubborn drain clogs. Water is forced down the drain where it pushes grease, mineral build-up, hair, and other debris through the drain. Your plumber will typically need to inspect the drain with a small fiber optic camera to determine whether hydro jetting is the best option for clearing the drain.

Drain Cleaning Formula

Your plumber may also recommend a specially formulated drain cleaning chemical to treat your drains. Avoid store-bought drain cleaning chemicals as these may damage your pipes and can negatively interact with bacteria in the holding tank if your home is hooked up to a septic system.

If you have a drain clog that just won’t budge, call the professionals at Arrow Plumbing, Inc. of Libertyville. Our plumbers will use whatever means necessary to clear your drains. Whatever plumbing problems you’re dealing with, Arrow Plumbing, Inc. can help. Call us at (847) 984-3258 to schedule plumbing service today.