Residential & Commercial Drain Cleaning in Central Ohio
Drain cleaning can be a simple problem or can be a sign of a much larger problem. At Cruikshank Plumbing we work hard to get your home or business back in working order as efficiently as possible. Below you will find a brief explanation of how drain systems work with a color labeled diagram to help you better understand what kind of drain cleaning services you may need. We have also listed some common drain cleaning problems and what they mean.
Almost all drain systems operate using gravity. The water and waste flows downhill all the way to the sewer or septic system. First there is a Fixture Drain. The fixture drain is a drain that services one fixture. This drain then flows to a larger Branch Drain. The branch drains all connect to the Main Drain pipe or sewer line. This pipe also flows downhill and runs out of the home to either the city sewer system or the septic system. Any plumbing systems that are lower than the main drainage line are serviced by a pump that pumps the drainage up and out of the home.
Along with these pipes there are also vent pipes that tie into the drainage system. Vent pipes allow sewer gas to escape from the system into the air. The vents also prevent a siphon or vacuum from occurring. If the vent pipes are not working correctly sewer gas can enter your home or business and the drains will be prone to more blockages.