From rising property taxes to yard work to basic maintenance and upgrades, homeownership often comes with unexpected surprises.
In fact, these overlooked and underestimated costs add up to an average expense of $9,080 per year for homeowners across several major U.S. housing markets, according to a recently released report by real estate site Zillow and service site Thumbtack.
Without a doubt, sewer repair and replacement is high on the list of maintenance projects that can really take the wind out of Fairfax homeowners’ sails. Sewer problems can be messy, unsanitary and inconvenient – not to mention expensive. The best way to ensure the health of your pipes is by scheduling routine drain cleanings.
The Benefits of Drain Cleaning
Getting your drains cleaned regularly helps you get the most out of your home’s plumbing system. An experienced plumber will be able to ensure your pipes are working at maximum capacity to dispose of your home’s wastewater. Drain cleaning gets rid of clogs and obstructions in your pipes and helps prevent further damage from building up and becoming a larger problem down the road.
Have you started to notice any signs your plumbing system isn’t functioning as well as it should? Maybe your kitchen sink is emitting bad odors, or dirty water is sloshing around your ankles by the time you finish your shower. With regular drain cleaning, you’ll never have to worry that any part of your home’s plumbing is failing to work properly.
Two Types of Drain Cleaning
At Freedom Plumbers, we use two methods for cleaning drains.
A sewer snake, or drain snake, is a long, flexible metal cable with various attachments plumbers can use depending on the circumstances involved in the repair. The plumbing technician will rotate the snake into a drain until it hits the clog. Then, the snake’s attachment shreds the clog until it’s no longer obstructing pipes.
For more severe clogs, plumbers rely on a technique called hydro-jetting – a powerful, high-velocity blast of water that breaks up blockages inside your pipes. At 4,000 psi, hydro-jetting is strong enough to clear away any clogs or debris, including rocks, tree roots and years of accumulated buildup.
Don’t let sewer problems catch you unprepared. Well-maintained drains are essential for a healthier home. Add regular drain cleaning to your list of crucial home maintenance tasks to protect your peace of mind – and your bank account.
Free Plumbing Consultation and Estimate
Freedom Plumbers serves residential and commercial clients in Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our menu of services includes trenchless sewer line repair, trenchless water line replacement, sewer line repair, water line replacement, water line repair, trenchless lining, drain cleaning, sewer line locating, smoke testing, sewer snaking, sewer cleaning services and more.
When you have plumbing problems, count on the experts. We are proud to be an owner-operated company, and we are licensed and insured. Let us put our 30-plus years of experience to work for you and your pipes.
Freedom Plumbers specializes in expert trenchless sewer repair, both residential and commercial, including inspections, sewer lining, leak detection, snaking and plumbing. We serve the entire Washington DC, Baltimore Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.