The process of sewer cleaning involves the removal of built-up debris. Other stuff could block your sewer such as leaves, grease, grit, sand, plastic bags, rags, etc.
Cleaning could also take care of obstructions such as tree roots from the sewer system.
Inspection is important before even starting with sewer cleaning or repair. You need to investigate the extent of blockage or build-up to do a thorough job.
After the inspection, your hired experts should start with cleaning. There are different ways to clean your sewer.
The different methods of sewer cleaning are:
- hydraulic cleaning
- mechanical cleaning
- Chemical cleaning
Hydraulic cleaning is done with the help of water. A nozzle is inserted into the access point nearest to the blockage. After that, water is released at high pressure. This forces the blockage into the main sewer system.
One effective way of cleaning your pipes is hydro-jetting. It is perhaps the most efficient way to clear your pipes. Doing this will clean your sewer without damaging the surrounding areas and infrastructures.
Mechanical cleaning uses power rodders, hand rods, and hand-held drain augers. These tools can help cut, scrape, pull and push the debris out of your sewer pipe. This can efficiently cut blockage like roots and even shred large blocks of collected debris.
This operation usually requires a follow-up with hydraulic cleaning. This is because mechanical cleaning is more effective in clearing blockages than cleaning.
Chemical sewer cleaning is often used to control root growth. It is also a great solution to cut through grease, remove odors, as well as eliminate rodents and insects.
Just make sure to use only government-approved chemicals.