What type of sewer cleaning is the most effective for a private house and apartment?
Each sewer, if not cleaned over the years, clogs up and loses its functions. This is especially true of the sewage system in a private house, which type of cleaning is best used to clean the sewage system from various blockages and pollution?
Recently, I have been observing that our sewage system has become less efficient, blockages are often clogged. I read on the forums that the sewage system of a private house must be cleaned.
What is the best way to clean the entire sewage system in the house? Is it possible to independently remove contamination in sewer pipes?
Every sewerage system must be periodically cleaned, especially for sewerage systems that are designed to drain wastewater from private houses or businesses. Modern removal of sewer blockages is done using special equipment – there are 2 methods of cleaning pipes: 1) Hydrodynamic method of flushing sewer pipelines, 2) Mechanical method of cleaning sewage.
When the sewer is clogged, the best way to deal with the emergency is to call the sewer service in your city. There are companies that remove sewage blockages in every city, in case of problems with the sewage system, you should contact the emergency sewer service in your city.
Methods for cleaning sewer blockages
As already mentioned, there are 2 main methods that can be used to clean pipes from various blockages and contaminants.
The mechanical method of cleaning the sewage system is carried out using a rotating flexible steel spiral. For effective removal of contamination inside the pipe, replaceable nozzles are used. The spiral rotates thanks to an electric motor, and with the help of a reducer, the spiral is fed into the pipeline. The diameter can reach 16 mm, and the length is 60 meters. Allows you to perform work both inside the apartment and with blockages of risers in high-rise buildings, industrial and urban sewage systems. Available in two versions – with a fixed and rotating core. Resistant to wear, but may not be suitable for a system with a large number of pipe bends – there is not always enough flexibility.
The hydrodynamic method of flushing the sewage system – it is a mechanical treatment of the inner walls of the pipe using a stream of water supplied under high pressure (100-200 atmospheres). The walls of the pipes seem to be cleaned by a huge hard brush. When the flushing is completed, all the sediment on the pipes will disappear. Professional installations are large in size and operate on the basis of road transport. They are used for main pipelines. Compact units are used for work in apartments, offices, private houses. They can be operated by one person.
Is it possible to flush the sewage system in an apartment with hydrodynamics? As far as I know, the most effective way to clean pipes is only a mechanical cleaning method. Often, the sewage system in the apartment is cleaned using an ordinary plumbing cable. For the first time I heard that someone cleans the sewage system in the apartment using the hydrodynamic method. The equipment is very large and probably uncomfortable in small rooms and pipes with a small diameter.
You are wrong, hydrodynamic flushing of sewer pipes can also be done in apartments. The photo shows a unit that is capable of flushing small diameter pipes. Hydrodynamic flushing can and should be used for sewage in an apartment, this method can be used to clean pipelines with a diameter of 50 millimetres or more. Most often this method is used for flushing large pipelines or storm sewers.
What is the point of buying a hydrodynamic unit if the sewage system does not have to be cleaned often? This setup costs a lot of money. It seems to me that it will be cheaper to order professional pipe cleaning services 2 times in 10 years. Over the past 10 years, the sewage system in our house was clogged only once. And as I said, I removed the blockage myself, with a special cable to remove dirt in the pipes. After self-cleaning, no problems are observed.
Pictured is the Kärcher PC 15 pipe flushing kit – which can clean clogged pipes and drains. Four rearward-facing high pressure jets propel the hose through the pipe and remove dirt. High quality flexible hose with markers and marker ring to track progress through the pipe. The 15 m hose is reinforced with textile braid, protected from kinking, equipped with an extra short brass nozzle for maximum flexibility and a durable brass connector. The Kärcher household high-pressure washer set can be used indoors and outdoors.
The hydrodynamic unit in your photo is not intended for flushing pipes in an apartment. The Kärcher PC 15 is suitable for cleaning storm water and rainwater drainage lines. There are pipes of too small diameter in the apartment – this installation will in no way be able to clean pipes of a small diameter.
If you want your sewage system to be clean and unpleasant situations do not happen to it, it is worth doing prevention. Use chemistry that is capable of dissolving fats and various deposits in the sink and drains. I do this cleaning once every 3 months, we do not have problems with the formation of strong blockages. Prevention is the best way to protect your drain from blockages and other problems.
Preventing sewer contamination is the best way to avoid serious sewer problems. I believe that you are doing the right thing to take care of the sewer system of your home.
Prevention is good, it can keep the drain clean for years. But often there are cases when foreign objects get into the sewer. In such cases, you must definitely contact the services of a plumber or take the plumbing cable yourself and do the cleaning.
Of course, you can independently remove pollution in the sewer, for this you need to use a plumbing cable. This is also a method of mechanical cleaning, which is used by plumbers. With the help of a plumbing cable, you can remove various contaminants in the sewer pipes of an apartment or in a private house.
In general, the best way to deal with sewer blockages is to do prophylaxis, to make sure that no foreign objects that can clog the pipe get into the sewer.
When a sewer blockage occurs and it needs to be eliminated, most often plumbers use a mechanical method of cleaning pipes.
Mechanical method for removing solid blockages
One of the most common ways to clean drain pipes is mechanical cleaning. With the help of such a removal of blockages and dirt, it is possible to mechanically get rid of the build-ups inside the pipe. But at the same time its minimum diameter should be 2 centimeters, and its maximum diameter should be 100 centimeters. In this case, the length of the pipe should also not be too long.
For mechanical cleaning use an apparatus with a metal brush, or a metal cable with a twisted nozzle. Clogging is eliminated with the help of an electromechanical device. A cable with a special removable head is lowered into the clogged channel and the blockages are removed. The head is matched to the diameter of the pipe so that it can pass freely there.
I clean the sewer pipes in the apartment with a plumbing cable. I think that calling the emergency service is worth it only in the most extreme cases. It is best to take a regular plumbing cable and make your sewer clean in 15 minutes.Once I had a case when we arrived at our country house and found on the spot that almost no water flows from the tap. My wife wanted to call the emergency sewer service, I refused. I took a special cable from a neighbor for cleaning pipes and cleaned out the blockage myself, because of which there was no normal water pressure.