Kinnett Plumbing offers sewer line inspection to homeowners in Woodbridge and the surrounding Northern Virginia areas. Our skilled technicians can take care of any plumbing system repair, installation, or service. Whether you’re having trouble with a leaky faucet, slow draining tub or sink, low water pressure, backed up sewer line, or you need water heater maintenance or new water heater installation, Kinnett Plumbing is your trusted professional for all local plumbing services.
We offer the following sewer & drain services:
• All types of drain cleaning
• Sewer line replacement
• Water service repairs and replacement
• Residential & commercial plumbing
• Sewer line inspection
• Water jetting for drain lines (Hydro Jetting)
• Smoke testing
Sewer Line Replacement
When a sewer line needs to be replaced, it could be the responsibility of the local water company, or it could fall on to the homeowner to pay the cost. The best way to find out who is responsible is to contact your local water authority, which keeps an up-to-date map detailing the sewer lines in and around your home. Usually, the section of sewer line that connects the public sewer which runs beneath the road to your home and the sewer pipes that transport waste from your home to the public sewer are considered the responsibility of the homeowner. Should the repair or replacement of sewer lines fall to you, you’ll need to consult a professional plumber to handle the job; repairing a sewer line is not a DIY project. If you’re facing sewer line issues, call the professionals at Kinnett Plumbing.
A waterproof camera at the end of a flexible rod and bright LED light allows our technicians to view the entire length of a pipe encased in concrete, buried underground, or hidden from sight within the walls of your home. The image from the camera can be viewed on a high definition monitor and digitally recorded for study and diagnostic purposes. Clogs, cracks, puncture holes, structural problems, root intrusion, misaligned pipes, corrosion, grease buildup, foreign objects, and other obstructions or issues can all be clearly seen with the help of this type of video inspection. Our trained technicians can then present the homeowner with repair and maintenance options and recommendations.
After conducting a video inspection to assess the condition of your pipes, our technicians may determine that water jetting, also known as hydro jetting, is the best method of treating a clog or obstruction. Using hot water under high pressure water is an effective way to eliminate clogs and other blockages while cleaning pipes at the same time. A thin, flexible water line with small water jets dispensing hot water under strong force reduces obstructions to a slurry which flows freely through the pipe and scours internal pipe surfaces to remove grease and sludge buildup without presenting the damage which can be caused by mechanical snakes and rotating blades. This method of clearing and cleaning your pipes can help preserve the integrity of your plumbing system and reduce the need for maintenance and repairs for up to four times longer than using mechanical methods.
Smoke testing is a method of inspecting both main lines and lateral lines using classic smoke candles or smoke fluids. Smoke travels through a sewer system and identifies problems in all connected lines. This can help technicians discover sections of line that were previously unknown or thought to be unconnected. Dry weather conditions offer the best opportunity for the smoke to travel to the surface and obtain the best results. Smoke testing can identify broken manholes, illegal connections, uncapped lines, cracked mains and lateral lines, as long as there is a passageway for the smoke to travel to the surface.
A slow running drain is not uncommon in a bathroom or kitchen sink and can be caused by one or more of several factors. Soap scum, grease, excess food, and hair are often the culprits, as they can easily get caught on a stopper or pivot rod and clog the drain. Foreign objects that don’t belong inside a water pipe can also cause clogs. Tree root infestation is another possibility when experiencing a slow or stopped up drain. Backed up sewer pipes can cause damage to your home or business, and sewer gases can be unpleasant and unhealthy to deal with. Kinnett Plumbing provides drain cleaning and sewer line inspection in Woodbridge and nearby Northern Virginia for homeowners who experience any type of plumbing problem. If you are having issues with the pipes at your home or place of business and are looking for plumbers in Northern Virginia, give us a call or book an appointment online today.