How Drain Inspections Work, and Why You Should Schedule Inspections in Your Home Annually

February 27, 2018 in Video Inspection

Though it may not look like it, drain lines and sewer pipes are an important part of your home. This home feature is designed to transport the waste from your household to the municipal treatment system. A non-functioning drain or pipe brings about an unmitigated disaster and may even put you or your family’s health at risk. The constant wear and tear on the drains and toilets will eventually cause a break. Because of this, it’s crucial that the pipes in your homes are regularly checked for possible issues.

CCTV inspections using the latest technology can prevent emergencies from occurring. Trenchless sewer camera inspections will only require a small access point or an accessible cleanout to be successful. A closed-circuit camera is attached to a long, flexible rod and fed down the line to serve as our eyes.

At Drain Cleaning Solutions, we recommend having an annual sewer camera inspection if your house is at least 10 years old or younger. Because most of the sewer lines are buried deep underground there’s no way of knowing if there’s a developing problem or not. While sewer line problems will come up regardless of whether or not your home is new or old, the risks are increased with age, so regular drain inspections can keep your home safe as it ages. There are various reasons why having an inspection done annually is important, including:

It Helps You Save Time

Clogging and leaks are pipeline issues that build up over the course of time. One day your bathroom drains may be working, and the next day it could be backing up and cause flooding. A timely inspection only requires a few hours of your day, which is better when compared to having a whole day ruined by sewer line emergencies.

It Saves You Money

Here at Drain Cleaning Solutions, we believe that prevention is the best solution. You should never wait until mold starts appearing within the walls, or when structural damage becomes apparent before contacting a qualified technician. The newest sewer camera inspection technology can reveal the exact cause of what’s ailing your sewer lines, from cracks to holes and improperly installed pipes. Inspections go a long way and save you thousands of dollars in property value and pipeline repairs.

Avoid Pipeline Issues

Yearly inspections are much more than just checking your sewer line for clogs and organic buildup. Our professional technicians also check your home’s structure to ensure that the system is healthy as a whole. Even the smallest problems like leaks and slow drains cause headaches and disruption when alone. For your peace of mind, a drain inspection sets your mind at ease and lets you focus on the more important things in life.

At the slightest hint of drain problems, you shouldn’t hesitate to call the experts, especially if you’ve never had an inspection before. A slow-draining or sluggish toilet can mean clogs that may affect the entire sewer line one day. Even if your sewer line is in tip-top shape, the inspection provides valuable data, like mapping the entire system, and you’ll have backup references for future repairs. Call Drain Cleaning Solutions to learn more about how drain inspections can help your home stay in prime shape!

Grease Buildup, Hair, and the Source of other Drain Clogs in Your Cleveland Home’s Pipes

January 26, 2018 in Pipe Cleaning

While our sewer line and pipes beneath our homes are not visible to us on a day-to-day basis, we are at least able to know what is going down those pipes every day. It seems like an easy task to just wash something down the drain or flush it away and then forget about it, but what we might not realize or care to think about at that very moment is the long-term effects this could have on our pipes’ functionality.

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How We Clean Drains and Why it’s Important in Your Cleveland Home

December 18, 2017 in Drain Cleaning

Most homeowners agree that regular home maintenance tasks or repairs are hugely important. Superficial tasks such as landscaping, cleaning, and repainting the house, as well as more internal jobs like repairing roofing or having the chimney cleaned, are often regarded as vital to the health of the building, as well as maintaining your personal happiness. Often ignored, however, is the pipelines – at least until you have an emergency on your hands.

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How Sewer Camera Inspections Can Save Money

November 30, 2017 in Video Inspection

For too long, homeowners have ignored their sewer systems. Out of sight and out of mind until something went wrong, the damage was often severe and expensive. But with sewer camera inspections, lots of time and money can be saved on repairs by exposing faulty pipelines and clogs before they fester for too long. As a result, sewer camera inspections should be on the “must-do” maintenance list of every homeowner. The importance of keeping the sewers running underground clean and clear cannot be over emphasized. Rather than being thought of as an added expense, sewer camera inspections should be considered a means to save more money.

When drains get blocked, there is so much that can go wrong. Aboveground, there is the unpleasant reflux of drain water. In a kitchen or bathroom, this means a lot of time spent cleaning the floors and things placed on the floor. Meanwhile, flooding in a basement can critically damage the flooring, the drywall, the appliances, furniture and anything else stored there. Without sewer camera inspections to expose the signs of problems before they cause accidents, residents are faced with the expense and effort of replacing flooring and drywall and of having to throw away important items stored in the basement. They could also be faced with medical bills by exposing themselves to mold and mildew than can grow in the furniture contaminated with sewer water. Sewer flooding in a business setting spells absolute disaster for the owner. The loss of inventory, and time and cost involved in fixing the problem and making the premises welcoming for customers is tremendous. Older and weak pipes can’t resist the pressure of a blocked drain and may possibly collapse, but sewer camera inspections can reveal to technicians the quality and age of a pipe and perform a lining to renew it before these collapses occur and require extensive repairs.

Property flooded with sewage whether inside or outdoors can damage the foundations of a home and weaken the structure. This is not only dangerous for the residents, but it also drastically reduces the value of the house and increases the risk of liability in case of a sale. While some may consider drain-cleaning solutions a quick and easy way to keeping drains clean, they in fact can lead to bigger problems as the harsh chemical makeup of the solution can damage the plumbing.

It is advisable to set aside a budget for periodic sewer camera inspections as this can lead to much bigger savings down the road. If you are in the Parma Ohio region, give Drain Cleaning Solutions a call. We are a family-owned business with over 24 years’ combined experience. With top-class, affordable sewer camera inspections and drain cleaning services, we’ll keep your pipes clean and clear without any disruption to your property or routine. You can rest assured that with this one timely service, you are saving yourself a lot of money and inconvenience.

With Winter Around the Corner, Find Out if You Have LeakyPpipes with a Sewer Camera Inspection

October 31, 2017 in Video Inspection

Imagine this scene: The holiday music is playing, a fire is going, and you’re bringing the appetizers out to entertain your family and friends when a guest comes out of the bathroom to tell you that it’s flooding uncontrollably.

Winter is coming, and the last thing you want is to be dealing with a plumbing emergency instead of relaxing and enjoying the festivities of the season. The good news is that most plumbing emergencies can be avoided by having an expert plumber perform regular check-ups and maintenance at your property. In fact, most plumbing emergencies are due to negligence.

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Don’t Get Dirty When You Shower; Clean Those Dirty Old Drains

September 14, 2017 in Drain Cleaning

It’s difficult when you must endure stopped up drains while you are taking a shower. You end up standing in a pool of dirty bathwater and have clean up after you step out of the tub. Stop taking multiple baths due to clogged up drains in your bathroom. There is a better solution out there from your local plumbing experts at Drain Cleaning Solutions in Parma, Ohio.

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How We Prevent You from Having Sewer Problems

August 30, 2017 in News

If you are a homeowner and would like to avoid the clogged drains, backups, and sudden leaks associated with sewer line problems, you should get in touch with the professionals at Drain Cleaning Solutions for assistance. No one enjoys finding out that their bathroom is closed for repairs or their kitchen sink is backed up to the point where it cannot be used. But, these problems happen, and for some, they happen more often than they should.

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Keeping Your Drains Clean and Clear in Cleveland

August 21, 2017 in Pipe Repair

There are several culprits associated with drain clogs and blockage. Most of the time, homeowners are causing harm to their own plumbing systems and not even realizing it. Yet any time that you add a greasy pan to you sink while washing dishes or send one too many flushable wipes down the toilet, you are causing your plumbing and sewer pipes to back up. While these and other similar instances are often the reason for pipe repairs, there are some instances where your pipes may be blocked by outside sources.

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What Is the Point of Sewer Jetting?

July 26, 2017 in News

Great…you’re backed up and have a clogged toilet. You don’t know where or why, but there is definitely an issue. You’re afraid to call the plumbers not just because you don’t want to spend a fortune to get a repair done that might be minor, but also because it might lead to a lot of additional work.

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