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The Do’s and Don’ts of Drains

Cleaning your drain is often more of a hassle than it should be. If you’re a homeowner, then you’re very well aware that there are tons of different ways to deal with a drain clog out there. However, one thing we’d like to talk about is that not all drain solutions are equal. From hydro-jetting, to using a drain snake, quality plumbing in Chesapeake, VA can provide the exact solution that your drains need.

Don’t believe us? Then perhaps you’ve never dealt with the frustrating aftermath of a broken pipe or a reoccurring clog because the wrong solution was applied to the wrong situation. Buying a plastic drain snake might not work every single time, but that doesn’t mean you should give up and accept your drain clog as being a fact of life from here on out.

After this post, we’re sure you’ll have the tools necessary to know exactly what to do with your drains.

Many Solutions for One Problem

Drains clog all the time, which is why there are so many solutions for such a singular problem. However, the right solution can differ from situation to situation. Let us explain.

Drain Snake

The first simple DIY solution for a pipe clog is using a drain snake. These are usually either wire or plastic when bought from your local grocery or hardware store, and they can appropriately remove many clogs. Drain snakes can very easily remove hair and other debris that is easily caught by the edges of the snake. However, some clogs are either too thick or made of a material that won’t be easily dealt with from a drain snake.

For instance, FOG (fats, oils and grease) in your kitchen sink might not easily be removed from a drain snake because of their slippery nature. This can be helped with the use of boiling water and a drain snake, melting the FOG while allowing your snake to pull out any debris leftover.

Hydro-Jetting and Industrial Drain Snakes

Did a simple, store-bought drain snake not do the trick? That happens, and we’re here to tell you that there are still solutions available to you. Call your local plumber and find out.

Hydro-jetting is one of these solutions that can deal with fats, oils, and grease easily enough. It’s a high-pressure hose with a specialized nozzle that sprays pressurized water throughout your pipe. Anything that has built up on the walls of your pipes will quickly melt away.

Plumbers also have access to various sizes of plungers and industrial strength drain snakes that can remove the oddly shaped, miscellaneous clogs. To be honest, there really isn’t a clog that your plumber won’t be able to deal with, so your problems can always end there.

“What About Drain Cleaners?”

Don’t get us started. Chemical drain cleaners often do more harm than good on your plumbing system. They can be corrosive and harmful to your health, while also contributing to the deterioration of your plumbing system. Trust us, don’t approach these and call your local plumber instead.

Why not call the House Call Company for your drain problems? Contact us and see how we can make you smile!

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