Kitchen Drain Cleaning
Greases, soaps, fats, and detergents can build up in your kitchen drain lines and cause them to drain slowly or backup. If your experiencing a slow or backed up kitchen drain we can help. Rooter Alert can remove the debris using our small rooter drain machine and if that doesn't do the trick we can use our high pressure kitchen hydro jetting machine to clear out all debris and break through the clog.
Common of Home Sewer Backups
Sewer blockage due to tree roots
Trees and shrubs seeking moisture can make their way into sewer line cracks and cause damage to the sewer pipe. Tree roots tend to enter at failed pipe joints and cause blockages. Roots will start off small but will continue to grow. If you are routinely having to have your sewer main line cleaned there may be a more serious problem with your sewer line. In this case we recommend performing a sewer camera video inspection to determine the cause.
Broken or collapsed sewer line
Most older home sewer pipe lines were built with cast iron and clay piping. These materials can crack and break down over time. Tree roots can also cause these materials to break and collapse.
Pouring grease down your drain line
Pouring grease down your sink will end up in your drain and sewer pipes. The fats in grease get broken down into fatty acids and glycerol. These fatty acids bind to calcium found in sewer pipes to create a soap compound. This causes the grease fat compound to stick to the ceiling of the sewer pipes, creating a stalactite type structures. In turn this build up can cause clogs in the sewer line and backups.
Don't use your toilet as a trash can
Flushing diapers, napkins, facial tissues, and other waste down your toilet causes clogs and backups in your drain or sewer line.
Don't use your garbage disposal as a trash can
Garbage disposals were built to grind up food scraps and not garbage. Plastic, rubber bands, cigarette butts, plant trimmings, eggshells, and other items belong in the trash can. All these items can cause your drain or sewer to backup.
Diagnose Your Sewer Line Issue
The best way to determine the cause of your kitchen drain backup is to have Rooter Alert Plumbing perform a sewer video camera inspection of your drain line and visually show you what exactly is causing your kitchen drain issues. We can then offer a cost effective solution to fix your drain issue permanently.