The main sewer drain is the largest drain line in your home and all other drains from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc lead to and connect to this main sewer drain which then connects to the city sewer or a septic tank. In the Janesville area your sewer main drain can become slow or clogged with debris coming from the other drains washing into it, a collapsed pipe, an offset pipe, a flat or back pitched line, a belly or sag in the line, or most commonly from a tree roots intrusion enjoying a steady and easy source of water entering from a line separation or the sewer drain joints. The only way to verify is to insert a sewer and drain video camera into the pipe. If your sewer main clogs up, your toilets, bathtubs, sinks and all other drains in your home will begin to backup. This is usually a very dirty and stressful situation for homeowners and it can happen at any time, day or night without warning. We can do scheduled preventive maintenance drain and sewer cleanings to greatly reduce the chances of a backup all of which come at a reduced price and the minimum of a 90 day warranty.
In the Janesville, WI area one of the most common smaller, secondary line drain calls we get is for a stopped up kitchen sink. Kitchen sink clogs are usually caused by liquid fats, emulsified by warm soapy dishwater and then carried through the drain pipes. As the water cools it proceeds down the drain and leaves a path of fatty deposits along the piping. A film of grease forms on the pipe wall. Coffee grounds, egg shells, garbage disposal usage, etc add to this accumulation layer until the drain pipe becomes slow or backed up.
Bathroom sink stoppages often occur with a combination of hair, soap, toothpaste, facial and hair care products. We are also sometimes called out to retrieve rings and other jewelry that have fallen down into the drain. If this ever happens to you, please stop running the water immediately and call Budget Drain & Sewer Cleaning LLC to retrieve your jewelry.
Bathtubs and showers usually have hair as the root cause of their clogs. Sometimes it’s a foreign object such as a shampoo cap or small children’s toy that has gotten swept away and lodged in the drain. The regular use of a screen mesh type strainer can greatly help prevent slow drains and stoppages.
Today’s low flow water saving toilets are often just overwhelmed with toilet paper, plugged up with baby wipes, facial tissue and even an occasional child’s toy or object that has fallen from above. We can quickly solve this problem usually without having to pull the toilet using a special tool specifically designed for toilet clogs.
With our various state of the art digital sewer & drain video cameras we can inspect the inside of your line while it’s still underground or in a wall and visually see what, where and how deep the problem area is. Homeowners in the Janesville, WI area love the fact that we do not guess at what it’s going to take to solve your chronic drainage problems. We have the ability to make an accurate diagnosis and can view most lines from 1 1/4″ to 12″ including most toilet passages. We can tell you exactly what is causing your persistent drain backups which could be due to tree roots, separation or misalignment of the pipe connection, broken or rotted out pipe, foreign objects in the line.
For peace of mind if you have a slow or a totally blocked drain have your drains cleaned and then checked with our digital video camera inspection system to make sure there are no more surprises waiting to strike when you least want or expect them.