Drain Augering and Cameras

You can have other problems besides clogged drains needing drain augering and cameras to detect the problem. In fact, it’s not uncommon to have a drain that works slowly. Unfortunately, you might not find that important enough to act on until the drain stops working altogether. But you should know that this is the time to call your plumber in order to avoid bigger problems down the road.

Another common problem is to experience low water pressure. There are a variety of possible causes for this that your plumber will need to check out. But you should also give him a call if you don’t have any hot water.

Cook’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can take the “messy” and “destructive” out of diagnosing your sewer and plumbing issues with drain cameras and augering. By using a drain camera we can directly assess the problem and design a solution. So whether you’re dealing with fractured, collapsed or settled pipes or possibly root infestation, Cook’s can efficiently and accurately locate the problem.

You may know them as snakes but a plumber’s auger is their best friend when dealing with stubborn drain clogs. Your drains will run smoothly again when you Just Call Cook’s since we use only the best tools and equipment in the industry.

Most devices consist of a coiled metal wire with space between the coils at the end. The other end is attached to a device with a crank that rotates the wire as it moves down into the pipe. Drains are cleared by one of several mechanisms:

  • The auger end of the wire digs itself into the clog much like a corkscrew, allowing retrieval of the object causing the clog when the snake is pulled out. (Commonly hair, combs, small toys, cloth.)
  • The end of the snake breaks up the object, allowing it to pass through the drain. (Commonly tree roots, foam insulation, plastic objects.)
  • The snake flails around the inside surface of the pipe, scraping off accumulated matter (ranging from mineral deposits to bacon fat) which was reducing the effective interior diameter of the drain pipe.