Drain clogs are a plumbing issue that nearly every homeowner is familiar with. They happen easily enough over time and they’re never fun. Just because everyone deals with them doesn’t mean everyone deals with them correctly, however.
Most people think that the best way to unclog a drain is by reaching for store-bought drain cleaners. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Drain cleaners contain corrosive chemicals that eat away at the things clogging your pipe or drain. The problem is, these chemicals can’t tell the difference between the clog and your pipes. Once they start eating away, they don’t stop. Using drain cleaners regularly leads to big problems like leaks or even burst pipes. Not good.
It might seem easier to reach for store-bought drain cleaners, but in the long run it’s always better to invest in professional drain cleaning. You get the results you need without the risk of pipe deterioration and the expensive problems that come with it. Professional drain cleaning does more than clear a single clog, too. It also gives your pipes the facelift they need to live longer. and work better.
What does professional drain cleaning entail?
When you call professional plumbing technicians in to clean your drains, it’s like taking your home’s plumbing to the spa. Your drains will be given a hydro jet high-pressure water treatment. This type of cleaning removes debris and buildup from the interior walls of your pipes, instead of just punching through clogs.
Another thing professional drain cleaners offer that a DIY approach can’t is video inspection. Cleaning your drains and pipes is one thing, but actually seeing how clean and clear they are is another. Peace of mind is always worth it.
How do I know it’s time to have my drains cleaned?
We recommend having professional drain cleaning performed at least once per year. What time of year you choose doesn’t matter as long as it’s regular. There are a few signs of clogs and other drain problems you should watch out for. If you recognize any of these signs, it’s time to call the pros:
- Bubbles back flowing in your sink, shower, or tub when you try to drain them
- Standing water in any of your water-using appliances
- A smelly drain
- Low water pressure
- Slow moving drains
To set up your next drain cleaning, get in touch with the pros at The Pink Plumber. We always offer on-time arrival, expert diagnosis, and upfront pricing. Call us today!