A plunger is usually the first thing you reach for when you have a clogged drain. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work. When this happens, call Might Mike! Our professionals have the right tools to get any job done big or small. Below are some of our strategies.
Inspect & Locate
We know how time consuming it can be when problems occur with your sewer lines. A stopped up drain, backed up septic tank or a clogged sewer line can happen at the most inconvenient times disrupting your daily routine. If you see signs of a possible plumbing issue our video inspection service can inspect your sewer lines and correct the problems.
Not only are sewer line video inspection an important maintenance procedure to keep your plumbing in tip top shape, but they should be performed when you are planning to purchase a property. Having knowledge of the sewer line and plumbing system can help determine if you will encounter plumbing issues down the road.
Clean the Sewer Pipes
Once the problem and solution are identified, cleaning can begin. Our plumbers will clean out all roots and descale any calcite, etc. in order to return the pipe back to its original functioning diameter. They will either jet the lines or use a plumbing snake. These snakes can come in various sizes with various tips that can cut, break even pierce.
Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water (up to 4000 PSI) to break up and remove grease, sludge, and even tree roots from sewer drainage pipes. Water this pressurized can clear away just about any obstruction. Think of hydro jetting as pressure washing for the inside of your pipes, only more powerful. Hydro jetting doesn’t use any chemicals, just water.
The contractor accesses the pipe via something called a ‘cleanout’. This is a section of pipe with a cap on it that provides easy access to your drainage system. The nozzle and hose are inserted into the pipe via the cleanout and whenever the nozzle encounters an obstruction, the jetting system shoots pressurized water at it until it breaks up and washes away.
RootX™ kills roots on contact; the dead roots decay over time and are carried out with the flow of the pipe, restoring the pipe to its full capacity. RootX also leaves a barrier on the pipe walls to prevent future root growth. Unlike other brands with harsh chemicals, RootX contains NO copper sulfate and is completely safe on septic systems, pipes, and lines. RootX root killer is non-caustic and 100% environmentally friendly.
BioONE™ is a special combination of natural bacteria and enzymes that digests organic waste found in a home’s plumbing system: grease, hair, soap scum, food particles, paper, cotton, etc. BioOne will not digest or have any effect on inorganic materials such as plastic pipe. It does not product heat, fumes or boiling like chemicals do. BioOne is safe for people, plumbing, and the environment.