When You Should Get Professional Drain Cleaning

End the Frustration by Calling on the Professionals for Drain Cleaning

Some drain clogs are easy to clear, but there are other instances when you should get professional drain cleaning. You may have tried the DIY drain cleaning solutions like commercial liquid drain cleaners or homemade drain cleaners. But you still can’t clear the standing water in your sink or the human waste in your toilet. That’s when you need to end the frustration and call the professional drain cleaning experts at Montgomery Sanitation. Once we take over the drain cleaning, you won’t have to worry about it again. We attack the blockage with effective services like high-pressure jetting, a drain camera, or a sewer machine. We have been providing residential and commercial drain cleaning in Christiansburg, VA, and beyond for many years.


Caustic Commercial Drain Cleaners Can Harm Your Pipes

Homeowners will attempt to clear clogs from drains by pouring drain cleaner down the pipes. Some of the drain cleaners are highly caustic. Some will heat the pipes as it moves through them. Others aren’t as strong. The drain cleaners can be effective at times, clearing a clog and allowing water to flow. But continued use of a drain cleaner can lead to problems in the future. According to Thorton & Grooms, the drain cleaner can destroy pipes:

“Chemical drain cleaners are effective at clearing clogs. But the problem is they’re a little too effective. The caustic materials in the cleaners can eat through the pipe itself while they clear through the clog. It doesn’t matter what type of pipes you have, either: Chemical drain cleaners can damage PVC, galvanized steel, copper, and iron pipes. Once a chemical drain cleaner eats through a pipe, it can cause a leak, which is far more expensive to fix than clearing a clog. In the case of plastic pipes, the caustic materials can cause a chemical reaction, which produces heat and can melt or warp the pipe. In addition to causing pipe damage, drain cleaners can also cause serious injury if not used properly. Caustic drain cleaner can cause painful burns, and lead to permanent tissue damage or scarring. Inhaling fumes from these products can also seriously damage the lungs.”

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Professional Drain Cleaning Service Includes:

  • High-Pressure Jetting
  • Drain Camera
  • Sewer Machine


High-Pressure Jetting is a Highly Effective Drain Cleaning Tool

High-pressure jetting is a highly effective tool in professional drain cleaning. The high-pressure water jetter releases a stream of water into the drain or sewer line. The pressure removes sludge and clogs and cleans the pipe. Montgomery Sanitation uses a high-pressure jetting machine to open and clear clogs in residential and commercial sewer and water lines. Commercial drain cleaners and homemade drain cleaners and devices just don’t provide the results that high-pressure jetting does. Commercial drain cleaners might not be safe, but high-pressure jetting is environmentally safe. So, you can rest assured that we’re doing to your drain is a healthy choice.


Our Advanced Drain Camera Flows Through Lines to Find the Problem

Montgomery Sanitation uses an advanced drain camera to check a clogged drain, sewer line, or water line. The camera system is perfect for finding the problem for clogged drains during professional drain cleaning. Sometimes the problem in the drains or sewer lines needs a closer look. Our technician uses the drain camera to flow through your utility line to check for any hidden problems. The camera captures blockages, line damage, breaks, tree root interference, and other issues. The drain camera is a wonderful tool in getting to the problem of a clogged line. The drain camera allows our team to see where the clog or damage is without having to guess or dig ground.


Sewer Machine Uses a Steel Cable to Knock Out Tough Clogs

Another way Montgomery Sanitation Services, Inc., utilizes professional drain cleaning is using a sewer machine. The sewer machine is a steel cable that we snake through the drain with a motor. We call it a drain snake sometimes. A sewer machine can take care of almost any size of obstruction within a drainpipe. Our team can start drain cleaning with a sewer machine to remove basic drain blockages.


Professional Drain Cleaning Saves Money in the Long Run

Homeowners might not want to turn to the professionals for drain cleaning because they think it would be too expensive. In these challenging economic times, we’re all looking to cut costs and save money. But when Montgomery Sanitation provides drain cleaning services, it saves the homeowner money in the long run. There is a charge, of course, because no plumbing service like high-pressure jetting is free. The main difference between our professional drain cleaning and DIY treatments is our services won’t cost you down the road.


Delaying Drain Cleaning Could Lead to Bigger Problems

When you delay drain cleaning service, it often leads to bigger problems such as water damage and malfunctioning drains. It could also, as we mentioned earlier, harm your pipes, which could lead to expensive pipe replacement. We know you don’t want to deal those problems. Choose us to perform the drain cleaning and avoid DIY disasters. The cost of a professional cleaning your drains seems minimal when you start thinking about what clogged drains could lead to. Even if you have been clearing your drains of clogs for many years, it’s never too late to call Montgomery Sanitation.


Give Montgomery Sanitation a call at (540) 382-2205 or follow us on Facebook. Talk to our team today to learn when you should get professional drain cleaning.