French drain

French drains help in preventing damages to building foundations. A French drain works by redirecting groundwater or surface water away from an area.

If the system fails, expect flooding to occur. This happens when French drains become filled with debris. As a consequence, water will backflow or overflow from the pipes. The water will then go back to the house. This results to more problems including property damages.

Common problems include flooding of the basement and yard. These problems might not be obvious at first. But when rain comes, these become very visible. You might want to address the French drain problems right now if you don’t want to experience any hassle and possible damages to your basement and property.

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French drain solutions

If you think you are having French drain problems right now, you have two options. One is to do it all yourself. The other is by hiring drain service contractors. Let us discuss each one.

First is fixing the French drain problem by yourself. Here are some things to keep in mind. One is that it will take some manual labor. You need to do digging to remove the gravel, soil, and other things. You might also need to set aside a whole day to fix all the problems. Keep in mind that after the digging, you will still need to return all that soil and gravel you dug.

After some digging, it is time to clear out the clogs. One way is by drain snaking. You should be careful with the grip (for your safety) and the operation of the drain snake (to prevent damages to pipes). Experts often use mechanical drain snakes for the job.

As you can see, it will take some manual labor. Another thing is that there could be underlying problems in your French drain system. What you need is a complete solution that will prevent all future problems. This is the time when you need expert help.

If you don’t want to go all the trouble and you want to ensure best results, you can just hire drain service contractors. This is important especially when you are suspecting that there are worse problems in your French drain system. It could be the pipe has already collapsed and needs replacement. It is also probable that the clogs are pretty solid and very hard to dislodge.

You can also hire contractors to perform preventive maintenance. If you don’t want to experience any French drain problems, you might want to ask professionals to do a regular maintenance. Now’s the time for the maintenance if it’s more than a year already since the last maintenance or first installation.

Before hiring people to solve your French drain issues, first check the certification and if there’s a warranty provided. As a certified company with 15 years of experience, we perform all work under a warranty. We also understand the importance of 24/7 availability. Many drain problems just need immediate action. This is to prevent other problems which might drive more costs. We know that people want fast and reliable drain solutions.

Call us, and stay dry.


Drain snaking

Drain snaking could be the only solution left if cleaning the trap and plunging don’t work. It works this way. The “snake” enters into the drain and hooks in the clog. You pull it out and there you have it, problem solved. It also works by breaking out the clog. You flush water and the debris freely flows out of the system.

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Why drain snaking

Drain snakes are called as such because of their resemblance to the live ones. They are flexible and they can work around the twists and turns of the drain pipes. Contrast that with plunging. Drain snaking goes directly to the root of the problem. When plungers can’t remove the clog, expect drain snakes to do the job.

You might be tempted to use more force on plunging or harsh chemicals to remove the clog. That is actually dangerous and counterproductive. Worse is that you might damage the drain pipes when you continue doing them. That leads to more problems and more expenses to your household.

Some caution

However, drain snaking can also lead to damages. This happens especially when you use the wrong type of snake. It can damage the drain pipe’s interior. Another thing is that the wrong type of snake and wrong application of it can damage the surface of pipes and kitchen sinks.

One of the best things to do is to be careful about drain snaking. It’s not only because of possible damages to your drain pipes, but also for your own safety. You need to be careful with the grip, whether you’re using a mechanical or hand-cranked snake.

Still, drain snaking could be the only option left to finally remove the clogs. As mentioned, they get to the root of the problem. They can effectively dislodge the clogs and debris by pushing them down or pulling them out. Even if the clogs are pretty solid, snakes can effectively break them out.

If you want best results, you can seek the help of people who are experts in drain snaking. As a team of friendly, experienced, and honest professionals, we use mechanical drain snakes that effectively get the job done. We value safety and reliability during each work assignment.