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The Importance of Proper Drain Cleaning and Inspections

How often do you clean the drainage system for your home? As one of the most important systems in a house, they need to be cleaned every 2-3 years. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the maintenance needed to ensure pipes stay in the best shape.

Drainage pipes provide a few important functions. The most important is to protect your home’s foundation from water damage. In any area, ground water can rise and put hydrostatic water pressure on foundation, causing vulnerable and damaging cracks that saturate through and flood your basement. A proper drain system will prevent seepage that can cause this water damage to your home and its foundation.

Drain pipes are vulnerable to blockages and damage over time that can lead to damage to your home. Roots, mud, and other debris can cause drain blockages, and need to be cleared before becoming a problem. Proper maintenance of a drain pipe will help prevent this.

If damage to a drain pipe is detected, the pipe will need to be professionally cleared and flushed out with a powerful hose to ensure the line is functional. A sewer cam and other top of the line equipment can make clearing the clog or blockage quick and efficient. JJ’s uses the latest tools of the trade and certified technicians to ensure minimal down time and little damage to your property.

But what do you if you notice the tell tale signs of a wet basement or a leaking pipe?

When you notice a leak or flood, try to determine the source right away. It’s important to determine if it’s a one-time leak or a symptom of a bigger problem.
Check for clogs in your drainage or gutter system.

If you don’t maintain your drain lines with routine flushing, you may have to wind up replacing them and the damage done to your foundation. Cracked foundation can cost over $10,000 to fix – a lot more than simple maintenance every few years.

Don’t let a soggy basement be the first sign of a problem. Call our Vancouver Drain Cleaning technicians to perform maintenance on your drainage system.

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How To Unclog A Drain Naturally

Are your outdoor drain pipes clogged and ready to overflow? Here is a video we created for you to clean your drains the natural way. We’ve posted this in the past but we thought it would be important to post again. Look out for more videos in the future