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Bathtub Drain Cleaning
A clogged bathtub drain can be pretty annoying. Regular shower routines can quickly turn from enjoyable moments to unpleasant encounters. When bathtubs clog, the water drains slower than usual and remains stagnant for a while after baths.
Clogs often result from accumulated hair, soap scum and debris over long periods. It’s important to fix the problem quickly before it escalates.
At Wagner, our professional plumbers respond promptly to service requests. We’re your go-to plumbing company for expert bathtub drain cleaning services in Albuquerque, NM.
DIY vs Professional
Cleaning bathtubs might seem like a simple DIY procedure, but there’s more than meets the eye. Remember that clogged bathtub drains may hold more than just hair.
Doing it yourself with a plunger or hot water could clear most of the clog. Be aware that the blockage may reappear after a short while if all of the clog has not been removed. Although chemical drain cleaning could also do the trick, albeit temporarily, it’s dangerous as it may cause severe damage to the drains and the drainage pipe lining.
We recommend leaving bathtub drain cleaning to an expert plumber. Our professionals know the best techniques to clear the drain for lasting results and have the right equipment for the job. At Wagner, our plumbers are familiar with the traditional snaking/rooting method, and the advanced hydro jetting process.
Let’s explore more about these two bathtub drain cleaning techniques.
Traditional Drain Cleaning
Also known as snaking, rooting bathtub drains is a common technique our plumbers use to unclog drains. The process involves driving a drain auger or plumber snake down the clogged drain. This strong coiled, highly flexible metal cable can go around the bends and corners of pipes and extend hundreds of feet into a clogged drain line.
While some debris may wash away, our plumbers can safely pull out the remaining dirt using the drain auger.
Some augers have an electric drill at the tip that gives the metal cable extra force and power to hook onto and break down the clogs. That’s sure going to give better results.
Hydro-Jetting Bathtub Drains
Commonly known as HydroScrub jetting, hydro jetting bathtub drains is the most effective method of cleaning clogged bathtub drains. It involves using water under high pressure to destroy the clogs in the pipes. The high-pressure water pushes the debris down the drain into a septic tank or the main sewer system.
Our plumbing team will thoroughly clean the pipes after clearing the clogs to inhibit future incidents and extend their lifespan. Hydro jetting bathtub drains gives splendid results and old pipes can drain water like their newer counterparts.
This technique is ideal for extreme blockages, including those stemming from grease, sludge, hair and mineral build-up. It could also be the perfect solution if all other bathtub drain cleaning techniques fail or if plant roots are the source of the drainage woes. High-pressure cleaning is the ultimate solution to any bathtub clog.