Everyone has their own version of a nightmare; clogged drains might be yours. They happen at the most inconvenient time and they do not hold back. One day your bathroom sink is draining slowly and you might notice it, but it slips your mind almost immediately.
The next day it’s an expensive, time-consuming, and overall huge headache to deal with. Not to mention the smell that comes from a backed up system that can potentially be harmful to you and your family’s health. Once a drain is clogged, there is often little choice but to use harmful chemicals or call a professional.
As tempting as it may be to handle it yourself and think to yourself that you’re saving money, it is always safer to call a professional to perform the drain cleaning. The clog and the damage may not seem as obvious as it is and pouring toxic chemicals on the top is not a cheap fix: it could result in even more expenses.
Reasons to clean your drains
Safety: if you attempt to pour toxic chemicals down the drain it can be potentially more damaging and expensive. Those chemicals might not work and then a plumber has to come over and be faced with chemicals in the drain they have to take a close look at. If the pipes are corroded, the toxic chemicals might only make the corrosion worse and make your need for a repair even more dire.
Money: Calling in a professional to clean the drains may save you more money in the long run. Getting the drains cleaned of minor clogs can stretch the lifetime of your pipes. You may think you can handle the minor clogs, but cleaning them thoroughly in the beginning will prevent major problems down the road.
Superior cleaning: Our experts specialize in hydro-jetting, which uses a high-pressure steam of water. It’s more effective than commercial drain cleaners, drain snakes, and other drain cleaning methods. This method can even wash away hard-to-remove substances like grease or soap.
If you’re not convinced and still think you can maintain the drains yourself consider this:
Lift up pop-stoppers in the bathroom sink, remove any debris and throw them away, then rinse the stopper off and put it back in the drain.
Remove the drain cover from your shower and use a bent wire or hair catching brush to clear out debris that have accumulated there.
Clean your garbage disposal with a sturdy brush or a few cups of ice and some table salt. This helps to cut grease and slime off the sides of the disposer. Flush it out with cold water followed by half a lemon to deodorize.
Use a bacteriological drain cleaner to maintain all drains in your home. Use one that is biodegradable and non-corrosive so it won’t damage your home’s plumbing system and is much safer than chemical drain cleaners.
Doesn’t calling the professionals sound like a better idea? New England Pipe Restoration offers drain cleaning to all of New England!