Pipeworks Inc. Blog : Archive for February, 2017

The Various Methods Used in Pipe Inspection

Monday, February 27th, 2017

When was the last time you physically examined your drain or sewer pipes? Probably not any time recently, right? Most people don’t make a habit of digging up their sewer system to make sure that it’s in good condition. That’s why pipe inspection is used. Pipe inspection is a vital part of keeping your drain and sewer system in good condition, because it allows you to identify problems with your pipes. Without it, your only feasible option for repairing issues would be to wait for them to manifest obvious symptoms before taking action. That would give the problems much more time to develop, which would mean more repair costs.

There are a wide range of different pipe inspection methods used across the country today, each of which is useful in a different set of circumstances. Which method is used is up to the plumber handling your system, of course, but it’s still a good idea to know a bit about how they work.

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Drain Snaking Vs. Hydro Jetting

Monday, February 13th, 2017

As you hopefully already know, store-bought drain cleaners are a terrible way to deal with clogs in your pipes. Professional drain cleaning services are the best way to deal with waste buildup or other obstructions in your drain and sewer systems.

For you, that means that the entire process consists of phoning a plumber you trust and letting them handle it for you. Just because you won’t personally be handling the equipment, though, doesn’t mean that you would not benefit from knowing a bit more about the techniques involved. There are two primary methods used for most drain cleaning procedures: hydro jetting and drain snaking. Each of these methods has their own set of advantages, and are useful in different drain situations. Let’s go over a few of the pros and cons of each.

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