“Well, at least it’s just a clogged drain. Sorry, professional plumbers everywhere. This one’s got my name written all over it!”
Okay, you’re probably not that excited to unclog your drains on your own, but it is something that you can at least handle on your own. Right?
Not really, no. Sure, if it is a shallow enough drain clog, you may be able to loosen it up and flush it further down the drainage system. You may even be able to remove a big chunk of a clog through the old wire hanger approach. If you want the job done effectively and with lasting results, however, you need to schedule your drain cleaning services in Chesapeake, VA with the pros on our staff. This is especially true when the clog is further down in the drain pipe than you can reach. So read on, and remember that “basic” plumbing services are hardly ever so basic in practice. Contact us when you’re ready to hire professional plumbers you can trust.
The Stakes Are Higher Than You Realize
“Well, at least it’s just one clogged drain, right?”
Sure—to begin with.
If you have a clogged drain in your home, and the rest of the drains throughout the house seem to be fully functional, it may seem like a best case scenario of sorts. However, you need to keep in mind that a single clogged drain can start to affect drains throughout the home over time. After all, it’s all just one big system. You don’t want to throw off pressure throughout the drainage system and end up with issues like water bubbling up in other drains throughout the house.
The Work Is More Complicated, Too
We know what you’re thinking …
“Well, if I can’t get anything down there to reach the clog, I’ll just flush it out with one of those cleaners I can buy at the store.”
Please don’t do this. We may not know you (yet), but we do know your time is more valuable than that.
You see, these caustic chemical cleaners are not just bad for the environment. They’re a bit of a ripoff. Will they remove the clog? Maybe. Somewhat. But more often than not, they’ll remove just enough of the clog for the cleaner itself to pass through the pipe. That’s not exactly helpful, especially when compared to the thorough job our plumbers will do of removing the clog.
A drain auger may be a bit better, but just keep in mind only professional plumbers can evaluate the success, or lack thereof, of such work. If you do force a drain snake down there, you may only force it through the clog. Again, this leaves a lot behind, and it is only a matter of time before you see the effects of the clog beginning to take hold once more. Get the job done right the first time around.