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The Essential Guide to Drain Cleaning: Restoring Flow and Preventing Disasters

What is a Drain Cleaning?

Drains are an essential part of our daily lives. Whether it's washing our hands, flushing the toilet, running the dishwasher, or taking a shower, we rely on drains to keep things flowing smoothly.

Dealing with a clogged drain is never pleasant. It can disrupt your daily routines and leave you feeling frustrated. Luckily, there is a solution: drain cleaning and drain maintenance!

A drain cleaning is when a technician uses professional equipment to remove blockages and debris from drains and pipes to ensure a smooth flow of water. A drain cleaning clears build-up that has been collected in the home's water lines.

A drain cleaning is when a technician uses special tools and professional equipment to clear blockages and debris from drains and pipes. This helps water flow smoothly to avoid sewer backups.

In this blog post, we'll explore the world of drain cleaning and discuss different methods. We will discuss the significance of maintaining clear drains for a well-functioning home.

Understanding Drain Cleaning Methods

Have you ever wondered how pipes are effectively cleaned? Here are two methods of drain cleaning:

Cabling/Drain Snake

When faced with a blocked toilet, tub, or sink drain, a commonly used tool for clearing the clog is a drain snake. This method, also referred to as cabling, inserts a long, slim, and flexible auger into the drain pipe. By twisting the drain snake downward it dislodges or latches onto the obstruction, to remove it.

You can get a manual or electric drain snake from a hardware store. However, if you are not experienced in cleaning drains, using a drain snake can potentially damage your pipes. In such cases, it's best to call a trusted plumbing company, like Admiral, for help.


The other method is called hydro jetting. It involves using a special hose that shoots high-pressure water through your home's plumbing system.

Before the process begins, a plumber inspects your pipes with a camera to check for any existing damage that could be made worse during the cleaning. Avoiding pipe bursts is one of the goals with putting a camera in the line beforehand.

Once everything is ready, the plumber inserts the hose into the drain, usually through a clean-out, and connects it to a tank of pressurized water.

When the water is turned on, the hose moves through the drain, giving the inside of the pipe a thorough cleaning. The hose has a nozzle that shoots powerful water jets in different directions all at once.

The debris is washed away and flushed out of your plumbing system. This method not only clears any clogs that have built up over time but also leaves your pipes functioning like new. Hydro jetting is very powerful and can remove years of mineral deposits, grease, tree roots, and other stubborn debris that may have piled up in your pipes.

Why is a drain cleaning needed?

A drain cleaning can be needed for multiple reasons. Here are a few examples of what to be mindful of.

You may have a slow sink drain, causing a sink to fill up before completely draining. This drain clog can be both annoying and could potentially be a sign of a major clog further down the pipeline.

Another instance is that the toilet may be frequently clogged or overflowing. This may be due to a sewer line issue or a drain blockage. You want to avoid being stuck with a clogged drain. They are a disaster to clean up and can cause additional costly repairs.

If water is backing up in unexpected places, that is a sign of a drain blockage. If you are using your sink and your bathtub starts backing up with water, that can be an indication that a drain cleaner is needed. This is especially true if a toilet is flushed and the floor drain backs up.

If this happens, refrain from using any water in the home, until a professional plumber is able to come perform a drain inspection and cleaning.

If your drains are producing a foul odor, there may be grease, food particles, toilet paper, or hair clogging your drain. This blockage doesn’t let necessary gases escape, trapping them in the drains, and creating a terrible smell.

If you are dealing with any of these drain problems, it is time to think about getting your home drains maintained. Admiral Plumbing is offering a deal for a $39 drain cleaning with a free camera inspection!

The technicians at Admiral are skilled in bathtub drain replacements, bathtub drain stopper replacements, sink drain replacements, and shower drain replacements.

They also cover bath tub drain replacements, shower drain cover replacements, drain field replacements, and bathroom sink drain replacements. These are some of the many services they can perform!

Why You Should Choose Admiral

Clogged drains are not problems that fix themselves. Ignoring clogged drains can lead to further complications and costly drain repairs. If you're experiencing slow drains, frequent toilet clogs, water backing up, or foul odors, it's time to consider drain cleaning.

Admiral Plumbing wants you and your family to live comfortably. We ensure that your drains are clear and working properly. Our services come with a 100% service guarantee.

With Admiral's expert services, you can ensure that your drains remain clear and your plumbing system function properly. Don't wait for disaster to strike – contact Admiral's professionals today for reliable and efficient drain cleaning solutions.

More Services That Admiral Provides

Talk to Admiral Plumbing about sump pumps and pump installations for flood prevention.

Admiral also services A C units. Call now for a c maintenance, ac tuneups, furnace installations, and furnace maintenance.

Your technician will check all the parts of your heating and cooling systems. This includes condensing coils, flame sensors, heating air, and more. Your air conditioner will be in good hands with Admiral. Admiral can also work on your gas line.

Admiral Plumbing is experienced in all types of water heaters: hot water heaters, tankless water heaters, and energy-efficient water heaters. Choose Admiral for plumbing in the Salt Lake City area.

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