Month: March 2016

Slow drains, no drainage, and backed-up drains are trying to anyone having to deal with it. You can try plunging, and hot water all to no avail on stubborn clogs. Clogged drains are especially problematic to business such as restaurants, and school or hospital kitchens, and drain cleaning cannot wait. When you call a Tioga Construction plumber in Keller, you will not have to with our state-of-the-art hydro jetting services.


A plumber offers many tools to treat clogs, and it all begins with a video pipe inspection. This inspection uses the latest technology with a waterproof, high-resolution camera attached to a flexible fiber optic cable providing a live view of your drain and sewer pipe. The image is displayed on a monitor, providing Tioga’s plumber in Keller a clear image of the cause of your clogged drain.   

With the cause and nature of the problem identified, your plumber in Keller is able to determine the best solution for resolving the problem. While traditional plumber’s tools will continue to have their uses, when it comes to stubborn clogs that other tools cannot effectively clear, such as tree roots, and grease clogs, hydro jetting provides the most effective method of drain cleaning available. So effective, in fact, that it will even smooth out the rough surface of corroded pipes, providing smoother, effective drainage.

How It Works

Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water with forward and rear facing jets to provide a full 360-degree cleaning action of the pipe down to the pipe wall. Hydro jetting uses only water providing an environmentally friendly process effectively cleaning drains and sewer pipes.

The Price of Delay

When drainage becomes slow, drain cleaning should not be delayed. The consequences of delay in your plumbing in Keller can be a burst drain, complete blockage, or even sewer backup. When a sewer backup occurs, dangerous bacteria and viruses with the potential to cause disease may overflow in your home or commercial kitchen. Contact a Tioga licensed plumber in Keller to schedule drain cleaning of your home or business.

Repetitive Clogs

When your drains repeatedly clog, contact a Tioga plumber in Keller, who will determine the cause, and resolve the problem. Hydro jetting is the treatment of choice for repetitive clogs, as it cleans the pipe down to the walls. Furthermore, hydro jetting ensures the pipe remains cleaner over a longer period of time.

Tree Roots

Tree roots seek sources of water and can invade your sewer pipe, causing blockage, and the leakage of sewer effluent. Hydro jetting cuts right through tough tree roots. Once the roots are removed, a Tioga plumber will repair the damage. Typically, repair can be provided with trenchless pipe repair, preserving the lawn, landscaping, pavement, and structures.

Grease Clogs

Grease clogs are difficult to remove, and the average plumbing tool is only marginally successful, removing a portion of the grease, and allowing limited drainage. Furthermore, it is just a matter of time until the remaining clog grows to block the pipe again. Hydro jetting removes the entire grease clog, cleaning down to the pipe wall.

Hydro jetting is exceptionally effective, and is the reason commercial facilities, as well as homeowner’s request hydro jetting call when a clogged drain occurs.

Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Clogged drains typically develop over time, clinging to the pipe wall and leading to narrowing of the pipe. Common sources of drain clogs include:

  • Fat, Grease, and Oil cling to the pipe walls, growing over time until the drain is blocked. Allow these substances to cool and pour into a container that seals tightly. Dispose of in the trash, or carry to a recycling center. These substances should never be poured down a drain.
  • Besides grease, a common cause of a clogged kitchen drain is the improper use of a garbage disposal.
  • Hair and soap scum are common causes of slow drainage in shower, tub and bathroom sink drains. Use drain screens will prevent hair from clogging the drain, and will catch food in the kitchen sink. Empty often to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Knowing the difference between a clogged drain and clogged sewer pipe depends on how many drains are involved. When all drains are clogged or experiencing slow drainage, the problem is likely to be in the sewer line. On the other hand, when the problem is limited to a single drain, the problem is likely isolated in the drain. A Tioga plumber in Keller can safely clear your drain or sewer pipe issues.

Periodic cleaning of residential drains can prevent clogs under normal circumstances. While the recommended frequency will depend on your household habits, the majority of homes can do well to schedule drain-cleaning services every 2-3 years. A business with heavy grease and food residue deposits in drains should consider scheduling professional drain cleaning each month to ensure drainage issues do not risk shutting the kitchen down.

Contact us to schedule hydro jetting from a Tioga Construction plumber in Keller. Our licensed plumbers offer the professional resolution of your plumbing problems. We offer a broad range of plumbing services, and you can rely on a Tioga plumber in Keller to adhere to the highest standards in the plumbing industry. Our expert plumbers serve Keller, Fort Worth, Bedford, and the surrounding areas.