Can Steam Really Unclog Drains?
It certainly can!
Steam drain cleaning is a method that can be used to clear out stubborn clogs. It uses high-pressure hot water and steam to bust through debris and blockages.
Because of the high temperature, even tough grease doesn’t stand a chance!
And not only does drain steam cleaning remove clogs, grease, and debris, but it will also eliminate unpleasant odors and larger debris such as tree roots.
Steam cleaning can be highly beneficial in a number of different situations, including:
Removing grease and oil from drains
Thawing pipes and valves
Frozen parking lot drainage
Storm pipe and sewer clearing
Sanitation and storm line flushing
This non-toxic drain cleaning method is highly effective for clearing drains and doesn’t rely on corrosive chemicals to break down debris and dirt.
Are There Any Disadvantages to Steam Cleaning a Drain?
There are a couple of disadvantages that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to commercial drain cleaning using steam.
Drain steam cleaning can damage old pipes. Frail pipes are susceptible to breaking, and the pressure from steam cleaning can cause damage.
Before a professional begins commercial drain cleaning services using steam, make sure they do a camera inspection to inspect the condition of the pipes.
At Peak Sewer, we offer sewer camera inspection services that provide our customers with accurate and detailed information before commencing any drain cleaning procedures.
Another disadvantage of drain steam cleaning is the high use of water. Because this method doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, it relies on pressurized water, which can be detrimental if your area is experiencing a drought.
Is Steam Cleaning Good for Home Drains or Just Commercial?
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Steam cleaning is the preferred commercial drain cleaning method for buildings with main lines and pipes that run from one area to another (such as kitchen to kitchen in an apartment complex).
Ultimately, steam cleaning is an advantageous drain-cleaning service for homes and businesses!
I Have a Steamer! Can I Do This Myself?
Unfortunately, steam cleaning is not a DIY project.
Experienced professionals have the equipment, knowledge, and training necessary to properly steam clean drains and pipes without damaging them.
Not only does this confirm the condition of the pipes, but it also allows them to determine if the pipe is clogged or collapsed.
However, drain snaking is definitely a DIY fix you can try for clogged pipes.
This method uses an auger that is fed through the drain until it reaches the clog, where it can either grab the debris or push through it.
While snaking is only effective for small clogs, it’s definitely worth a try before calling in the professionals!
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