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The do it yourself guide to drain cleaning

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Any house would be incomplete without a proper drainage system. It requires one to be aware of where the pipes are located and their functions. So that further damage can be prevented, you are required to maintain the drains on a regular basis. How to clean the drain Before you start cleaning, you are required to carry a few types of equipment. Rubbers gloves, a liquid drain opener and face mask are the essential tools required for the job. You will then be required to pour the liquid drain opener and wait for thirty minutes, after which you are required to flush with cold water. Due to the harmful toxins that it contains, you are advised to wear your gloves and mask. For a smaller drain we can use a beaded drain opener and follow the same procedure. The floor drains can also be cleaned in the same manner. If the drains do not open do not try any other product for a while because it will become a mix of toxic gases. Call the professionals for further help. You should be prepared and organised so that you do not endanger your health. Do not forget to use gloves and masks while dealing with the chemicals. It is therefore advised to take extreme caution when it comes to drain cleaning. While using any of the harmful chemicals make sure you are well protected as it may lead to several ailments. Keep your home healthy by keeping the drains clean.

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CCTV drain survey – reasons for its increasing popularity

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Drains and sewer systems get blocked due to different objects like food waste, oil and grease build-ups in drains, etc. These are some items that are mostly used near or poured into the kitchen basin. Besides this, structural defects can also cause drain blockage problems. As time passes, poor joints can get weak and create leaks in drains. For proper drain cleaning, special tools and equipment are required. Thus, opting for a professional drain cleaning service is a good option. Drain jetting is one of the popular techniques used for cleaning drain pipes. This technique not only clears the pipes of dirt, but also removes all particles and objects that cause drain blockages. When a drain blockage problem is big and complex, professionals use CCTV drain surveys to determine the actual cause of the problem. As professionals have the required machinery and expertise, they can get your drains cleaned quickly and effectively. Some advantages of CCTV drain surveys Many times, it is difficult to identify the actual problem that cause drain blockage. This is when a CCTV drain survey plays a crucial role. It helps professionals to look for the exact problem and cause of drain blockage. In this technique, professionals insert a small camera into drain pipes. This then transmits images from inside the pipe to the computer in real time. Due to this reason, CCTV surveys are quite helpful in offering a bigger picture of the pipe. Moreover, this technique can be initiated without causing any modifications to the drain pipe. As the task of drain cleaning is not easy, it is better to call for professional drain cleaning services.

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