Drains fill an important role in your home’s plumbing. They wash away the dirty water from the sink, dishwasher, and bathroom. Most of the time, they just silently do their job, and we don’t stop to think about their existence or where that water goes. When things go wrong and the drains get backed up or clogged, however, you’ll quickly notice they’re not working and start to appreciate what they do.
Clogged drains must be remedied quickly because of the health risk they can represent. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we offer a variety of drain cleaning services, depending on the size and severity of the blockage. Our team of skilled plumbers serves Prescott, AZ, and the surrounding areas, offering not just drain cleaning and repairs but emergency plumbing and renovation services too.
Our Drain Cleaning and Repair Services
Drains travel underground, through your home. When most people think of clogged drains, they think of blockages that are inside the home or close to the drain’s opening. While that can sometimes be the cause, there are other issues that can block a drain and that are much harder to clear, such as:
- Intruding tree roots
- Collapsed pipes
- Misaligned pipes
- Ground settling
- Non-soluble foreign objects
Chemical drain cleaners are sometimes advertised as a solution to blocked drains, but these products are rarely effective. They may be able to break down blockages caused by someone mistakenly flushing cosmetic wipes, but they’re unlikely to do anything if the blockage is caused by tree roots growing deep into the pipe. In addition, pouring those chemicals down your home’s sink could do more harm than good if it damages the more delicate pipes within your home.
Our professional drain cleaning experts have other tools at their disposal for clearing drains without the risk of damaging delicate pipes.
The methods our Prescott, AZ, plumbers use for clearing larger external drains depend on the nature of the blockage. One of our most popular services is the “rooter service,” or drain snaking. This involves feeding a cable through the pipes to dislodge whatever is causing the blockage. Drain snaking is used frequently because it can clear most blockages and does not rely on harsh chemicals or having to dig up the pipes to expose them.
We also offer Bio-Ben drain clearing. This unique biotechnology involves introducing microorganisms into your drainpipes that eat away at the substances causing the blockage. If the block is caused by organic matter, Bio-Ben can clear it in minutes and without the potential polluting effects of chemical cleaners.
Sometimes the blockage is located in your house. Perhaps something non-flushable has become lodged in the toilet waste pipe. Or, your shower drain has become clogged with a mixture of soap scum, hair, and other debris.
Minor blockages may be an inconvenience, making water drain away more slowly. However, these blockages can capture more dirt and debris and grow to become a more serious problem, leading to overflowing toilets or causing issues with your washing machine or dishwasher if it isn’t able to properly drain itself between cycles.
Our plumbers have a variety of non-damaging options for clearing these blockages, prolonging the life of your appliances, and keeping your plumbing working efficiently.
If traditional methods of drain cleaning fail, hydro-jetting could be a good solution. This practice cleans drains more thoroughly than drain snaking. Hydro-jetting involves blasting high-pressure jets of water into your pipes. The pressure of the water must be carefully calibrated to prevent damage to your plumbing. To work out what your pipes can handle, a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing professional will use cameras to examine the pipes from the inside.
After examining the pipes, the plumber will pump a stream of water through them that will cut through grease, dirt, minerals, and other debris, leaving you with clean pipes that allow wastewater to flow through them with ease.
Drain Installation and Repair
While our plumbers will always try to use drain cleaning techniques, sometimes the drains are too damaged or delicate for this to work. This may be true if you live in one of the historic properties on Oak Street or Grandview Avenue, and the property’s plumbing hasn’t been upgraded in a while.
Or skilled plumbers can recommend drain repair techniques to fix collapsed drains or drains that have shifted so certain sections are misaligned. Sometimes, fitting newer drains designed to cope with the demands of modern life is the best solution.
Punctual, Comprehensive Plumbing Services in Prescott, AZ
When you call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing about your blocked drains or leaking pipes, we’ll always provide prompt and professional service. Our on-time guarantee ensures we won’t keep you waiting, and our good knowledge of the local area and the most common kinds of plumbing issues helps us solve many drain-related problems on the first visit, so you and your family can get back to enjoying your home as quickly as possible.
Our contact lines are open 24 hours a day for emergency call-outs, and you can contact us online too. When you’re faced with clogged toilets or blocked drains, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is here to help. Contact us today to book a drain cleaning appointment.Call us today!