You can’t appreciate a properly working drainage system until you experience inconvenience with poor drainage. Hire a drain cleaning specialist as soon as you notice the tiniest evidence of an inadequate drainage. Small leaks are enough reasons to take action. You don’t have to wait until the situation comes to worse before you do something about it. A malfunctioning drainage system can cause a lot of trouble to your family. It can also cause damage to your property such as when the mildew starts growing in your attic, and flakes and deposits begin forming on your walls.
Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta understands that the drainage system inside your home is an indispensable part of the total plumbing system. Once you utilize the water supply coming from your faucets, toilets, showers or tubs, the drainage system works to take all the wastewater away from your home. There’s a system made of pipes that carry the wastewater away and another system of venting pipes which prevent sewer gas from getting into your home.
Over time, the domestic drainage systems get defective. The reasons can be negligence from homeowners and natural occurrence that’s difficult to control like cracks in the pipe, debris buildup, blockages, and many others. In cases like these, you need immediate help from a reliable drain professional, like the Atlanta drain cleaning plumber – Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta.
Drain cleaning needs to be performed to keep pipes working efficiently. As your reliable Atlanta drain cleaning plumber, it is our mission to provide you with high-quality drain cleaning services at competitive pricing. We recognize that indoor drainage systems have been a part of homes for centuries, and as such the materials and construction of the drain system’s components have changed a bit.
The pump is set in the basin, and the discharge line (the drain line which carries the sewage out of the basin) is connected to it. The electrical line is run out the top of the basin, and the lid is secured on with bolts. This discharge line must, by code, have a check valve and a ball valve installed on it near the pump. A check valve stops any excess sewage from draining back into the basin after a discharge cycle is complete, while a ball valve is a maintenance piece designed to prevent the discharge completely. The discharge line is then piped up and over to the home’s main sewer piping and connected. The pump basin’s vent line must be piped to a vent line near the area.
Drain pipe materials in older homes consisted mostly of thin-walled stainless steel, copper, lead, and cast iron. The steel, copper, and lead were usually found under sinks, while cast iron was found in walls and basements or crawlspaces, forming the central sewer system for the home. A very common configuration for an under-sink drain setup was as follows: thin-wall stainless, soldered into a copper stub, then soldered into a lead stub, with the lead then connected to the cast iron. That’s FOUR different materials all connected within a few feet of each other, all susceptible to corrosion or rust.
As such, leaks are very common in these locations. With so many failure points, problems were imminent. When one of these leaks occur, Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta performs the repairs with PVC (polyvinyl chloride) piping, which is an extremely durable, clean, and inexpensive type of plastic pipe. We remove as much of the old metal piping as possible, often leaving you with brand new drainage all the way back into the wall and reaching the cast iron (which is less prone to leaks).
Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta has over 150 years of combined experience in drain cleaning. We guarantee that our approach accords the needs of our customers. We are skilled at making adjustments to provide you with the best results.
If your home is built on a basement, most of your drainage system is visible there (unless your basement is finished). Cast iron, while being slightly more durable than the metal piping materials, still develops leaks after many years. These leaks are generally caused by waste accumulating along the interior wall of the piping and rotting, causing the cast iron to rust through to the outside.
As previously stated, Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta makes use of PVC to repair and replace all the cast iron drain lines, branching from your fixtures all the way to the exterior wall of your home, and further if you prefer (see “sewer line repair” section). Our 12-month warranty is given on all repairs to your interior drains.
Ridgeway Plumbing Atlanta is comprised of drain cleaning experts you can count on not just to unclog drain but also to attend to all aspects of plumbing trade that concerns you. Call us now and let us know how we can help!