We’ve all been there. A slow draining sink that clogs more and more frequently. A toilet that backs up regularly. Maybe even a shower or bathtub drain that regurgitates water. You’ve tried plungers, a drain snake you borrowed from your father-in-law, and gallons of chemicals. You keep telling yourself that, really, you have the situation under control, but down deep, you know you’re in over your head.
It’s time to take a deep breath and call a professional drain cleaner. Here’s why.
Chemical Drain Cleaners
Chemical drain cleaners can make your problems worse by wearing away the lining of your pipes, settling in your pipes for long periods of time, exacerbating leaks, or even leaving more clogs behind. In addition, chemical drain cleaners are unable to remove problematic deposits on the walls of your pipes. Professionals are equipped with live-feed video inspection technology to pinpoint the nature and location of your blockages. Using high-pressure water jetting, they will remove clogs from your system while cleaning the pipe walls.
Blockages and Backups
Unfortunately, those small recurring blockages can indicate a larger problem, possibly even a damaged sewer pipe. A professional has the expertise to identify the problem and the equipment to fix it. If you have a broken sewer pipe, it needs to be repaired immediately as the damage will only worsen over time, resulting in more costly repairs. It’s a smart investment to have your drainage system assessed by a professional on a yearly basis to prevent future problems.
If your drain is clogged, awful odors can arise from your sewage system. Beyond the off-putting smell, you may be dealing with dangerous airborne particles and bacteria. If you’ve tried your DIY drain cleaning and the odors persist, call a professional drain cleaner immediately in the best interests of your health.
Save Time and Money
A well-maintained drainage system can save you from minor problems today as well as expensive repairs down the road. Having your drains cleaned regularly can help you avoid major issues such as burst pipes, corroded pipes, water contamination, and tree roots perforating your sewer pipe. Remember, a leaky pipe can send your water bill through the roof.
You’ll know when to throw in the towel! Preserve the health of your family, your home, and your wallet, by calling a professional drain cleaner.