The experts at Drain Tech Inc. are ready to help you with sewer cleaning services in Wetaskiwin and the surrounding areas. Here, we try to explain the sewer system and how to prevent future problems with it. A backed-up sewer presents a number of problems and contains a lot of bacteria, requiring professional assistance to clear it up.
A typical sewer system is hooked up to a municipal sewer in most places. All the homes are connected with one main sewer line which usually runs under the street or an alley until it reaches a sewage treatment plant. The plant then cleans the wastewater, the result of which is clean water and can be put back into rivers, lakes etc. If there is an obstruction in the main sewer line, it can start to back-up and affect individual homes.
One major cause of sewer problems is tree roots. The roots of some types of trees grow through the joints of some of the older types of pipe such as clay tile. When the roots need water, they find it in the sewers. Once they’re in the pipe, solids catch up on the roots and create a blockage which needs to be cut out. In these cases, we can use a power auger with a saw cutting blade or a high-pressure jetter with different types of nozzles. Some nozzles have spinning attachments and using high-pressure water, are able to cut roots, grease etc. Grease, soap, oils, etc. can cause major problems in the sewer system. They can build up in the pipes and eventually close up the pipe entirely by reducing the inside diameter gradually.
This nozzle uses water to turn the motor and a shaft to which you can attach saw blades of different sizes to cut roots out of a pipe. These are usually used to cut out roots in main sewer lines between manholes. This nozzle also uses water jets directed to the rear and to force it forward.
Get in touch with Drain Tech Inc. to schedule your sewer cleaning job today.