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Sewer & Drain Cleaning

Sewer & Drain Cleaning in Washington, DC

The drains and the sewer line for your commercial building serve an important purpose: the safe removal of wastewater and solid waste to the municipal sewer system.

Waste tends to build up on the walls of pipes over time. If not corrected, this will eventually cause numerous problems. If you have advanced waste buildup on the walls of your drain pipes or the sewer line, take advantage of our professional drain and sewer cleaning services. Wondering if you should give an expert a call? Well, here are the most common things to look out for, according to our techs:

  • Slow Drainage: If the water is going down eventually, but you know that it should be draining quicker, it's time to give us a call. Catching a drain issue before it becomes a full stoppage saves you headaches and dollars.
  • No Drainage: While this may seem like a no-brainer, it is important to call us right away if your drains stop draining as this is not only inconvenient, it is also a sign that you need a professional to clear the blockage
  • Look Down: Water always tries to find the lowest point to leak from. Routinely checking your floor drains and the base of fixtures such as your sink and toilets ensures that you catch any leaks early.

What causes these issues, you ask? Well our technicians are out in the field every day and the main causes of drains needing repairs include:

  • Broken Glass
  • Grease Build Ups
  • Roots
  • Bellying: This occurs when the ground has shifted or settled. We need to diagnose this issue with a video pipe inspection and we need to excavate the clog and replace that section of pipe. It's not a small job, but one we have fixed countless times.

What can you do to prevent these issues? Well, we're glad you asked. The two most important aspects of maintaining fully functioning pipes that never need an emergency repair are simple. Especially when compared to fixing damages. They are:

  1. Monitoring what goes down the pipes. Broken glass, for example, should never go down any drain.
  2. Regular cleaning maintenance. Prevention is the best way to avoid repairs and regular maintenance ensures that you won't have any surprises!

We’re not out there working with local businesses simply to make a profit: we care about the job we do, and we want to live up to the name on our trucks and the reputation that comes with it. We’re only as good as the last job we did!

As with all of our services, we abide by the latest industry standards as set out by the National Association of Sewer Services Companies (NASSCO). When it comes to sewer cleaning, the following are available:

  • Pre–cleaning Inspection
  • Light Sewer Cleaning
  • Heavy Sewer Cleaning
  • Root Cut (Roots Medium and Root Balls)
  • Deposit Cut
  • Lateral Cuts
  • Final Survey Television Inspection

Snaking and Cabling

Drain snaking is one of the common procedures used to clean drain and sewer lines, from small residential drains to immense commercial sewer pipes. Plumbers insert an auger on a long cord down into the pipe and send it along until it comes into contact with the blockage. A motor drills the auger into the clog to break it up and open the pipe. Our plumbers make use of commercial–grade drain augers with high horsepower motors and large cables equipped to clean drain and sewer lines of all diameters.

High–Pressure Sewer Water–Jetting

Another effective method to clean drains and sewer lines is hydro–jetting, also called high–pressure water–jetting. This process involves inserting a hose with an omnidirectional nozzle at the end down into the pipeline. Water kept at high pressure with a motor is then blasted out through the nozzle to provide 360° of scouring power. The water blasts grease and other debris from the pipes, and restores the effectiveness of your sewer or drains. 

Video Camera Inspection Services

Part of cleaning sewers and drains is knowing what methods to use and where to use them. Amateurs may simply trust to luck and guesswork to finish a job, but that’s never something you want when it comes to your business! Our plumbers make use of video camera inspections to look down inside your drain and sewer lines. This provides us with the data we need to complete the job faster and better. We also use video cameras for preventive exploration to find problems before they worsen.

Line Locating

If our plumbers discover a break or belly (sag) in a pipeline, we will use specialized tools to find the exact location of the problem and how deep the line is located. This helps us give excavation costs. We have a wide range of equipment to assist us in line locating. Our combination of technology, expertise, and experience means that we can perform a job with as much speed and accuracy as possible. This will help keep down costs.