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Rooter & Drain Cleaning

Rooter & drain cleaning

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Who We Are

 

At JB Plumbing in San Dimas, California, you can expect upfront pricing; fast, free estimates; licensed, bonded and insured plumbers who are neat, polite, and well trained. We use state-of-the-art tools and equipment and are proud of the fact our services are free from hidden costs like travel charges. If you call JB Plumbing today, 24/7, you will speak directly to a plumber instead of a telephone answering service. At JB Plumbing, we are experts in residential and commercial plumbing as well as construction. Call today to schedule an appointment. (909) 592-8487.

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  1. When it comes to Rooter, we do it all. And, as exciting as it sounds, we have been cleaning drains and sewers since 1988. Here are the benefits of working with JB Plumbing:

    • Our trucks are fully stocked to carry all the required equipment for all of your rooter needs.
    • We typically carry four sizes of drain cleaning machines in each truck. The first is the mainline sewer machine, which has a 5/8 cable. This cable features a variety of different cutters that can be attached to it.
    • The cable of the snake is inserted directly into the pipe for rooter service. It spins as it goes down the pipe, rooting all the debris out.
    • The second snake is the 1/2” cable. This machine also features different blades or cutters. We use this machine to rooter drains up to 3” and for stoppages caused by items such as hair and grease.
    • The next size is a 3/8 cable machine. This is a lighter-duty machine that works well to rooter drains up to 2”.  Normally, this machine is used on kitchen sink drains it also works well on laundry drains cleaning and shower drain cleaning. This machine will go down through the kitchen sink drain and remove grease and soap scum.
    • The is the 1/4 “ machine. This machine is much smaller than the others. It has a small 1/4” diameter cable. The cable is used for drain cleaning, rooter and traps up to 1-1/2″.  Typically, we use this machine to rooter bathtub drains. The 1/4″ cable is very flexible so it is able to negotiate very tight turns.

Drain Cleaning: Hydro-jetting

A popular way to drain cleaning and rootering sewers is hydro jetting or scour jetting:

    • This is done with high-pressure water.
    • The water is fed at 3000 PSI through a hydro jetting hose.
    • View from the back of the tour Hydro-Jetter shows the 600-foot hose reel
    • The hose has different nozzles that attach to it.
    • These nozzles spray water at high pressure to rooter and clean the drain. These hydro jetting machines are very effective.
    • A machine we routinely use is a small 1500 PSI Hydro-Jetter. It is used for small drains, up to 2”. It works well for removing grease and other soft stoppages. We run this machine after rooting to thoroughly clean the grease.
    • A major cause of sewer problems is rooted in the pipe. Most older sewer pipes are made of clay. This clay pipe has a joint every five feet. Roots can easily grow through the joints. They feed off the water in the pipe and can become quite large. They crack, break, and even crush the sewer pipe. Hydro jetting is a good way to root these roots from the sewer pipe.
    • A large Hydro jetting machine we use pumps out 3,000 PSI of pressure to cut roots out of the way. There are several common fixes for a broken sewer. The first is spot repair. This is where we actually dig up the sewer and repair the broken section of the pipe. The next method to repair the pipe is a sewer liner. This is done by inserting a liner into the broken or cracked sewer to rehabilitate it to as-good-as-new condition.
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Area Drains


 

Area drains come with their own unique set of problems. From a stoppage and rooter standpoint, they can be a nightmare to clear.

    1. Most area drains receive a large amount of water during a rainstorm.  They catch the surface water and often water from the roof and or roof drains.
    2. They are subject to dirt, rocks, leaves, and any number or other foreign bodies that easily enter the system, through faulty drain covers or other entry points.  Dirt is easily able to flow in from nearby planters etc.
    3. Furthermore, most area drains are installed with S&D pipes. That is the white plastic drain pipe that comes in corrugated and regular.  It is installed slip fit, no glue. This allows roots to easily penetrate the joints and block the pipe.
    4. Snaking and rootering are largely ineffective against rocks and dirt entangled in roots.  Usually, Hydro-Jetting is necessary to clean the line.

Area Drains


 

Area drains come with their own unique set of problems. From a stoppage and rooter standpoint, they can be a nightmare to clear.

    1. Most area drains receive a large amount of water during a rainstorm.  They catch the surface water and often water from the roof and or roof drains.
    2. They are subject to dirt, rocks, leaves, and any number or other foreign bodies that easily enter the system, through faulty drain covers or other entry points.  Dirt is easily able to flow in from nearby planters etc.
    3. Furthermore, most area drains are installed with S&D pipes. That is the white plastic drain pipe that comes in corrugated and regular.  It is installed slip fit, no glue. This allows roots to easily penetrate the joints and block the pipe.
    4. Snaking and rootering are largely ineffective against rocks and dirt entangled in roots.  Usually, Hydro-Jetting is necessary to clean the line.