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Why Would I Hire a Professional to Clean My Drains?

We know that a lot of homeowners pride themselves on being self-reliant. Part of being a responsible homeowner, though, is knowing when it is time to schedule service with a trained professional. In the event that you find yourself struggling with stubborn clogged drains, hiring a professional plumber is certainly in your best interest.

Drain cleaning may not sound like the most complex process ever, and in truth is certainly isn’t. It is, however, they type of service that many homeowners mistakenly believe that they can handle in their homes. In truth, thorough and effective drain cleaning in Chesapeake, VA, is more complicated than one might realize. That is why you should schedule professional drain cleaning with House Call Company.

What is your first instinct when you encounter clogged drains in your home? Perhaps you open up the cabinetry beneath your sink, disconnect the trap, and try to clear out the drainpipe. That’s all well and good, but it is a lot of work to only be able to reach very nearby areas of your drain. Because of this, many people opt to attempt to snake their own drains.

There are a few problems with this course of action. First and foremost is the fact that a good drain snake is fairly expensive. Even if you have the money to spare, you are essentially tossing it out the window if you plan on using it yourself. Effectively cleaning a drain with a snake requires pinpointing the source of the clog and ensuring that the job is completed fully. If you just feed a snake down the drain and hope for the best, you are likely to leave pieces of the clog behind. You may even force the snake right through it, allowing enough water through the hole to trick you into thinking that the job is done.

We’d venture to say that most homeowners will run out to the hardware store to by a bottle of chemical drain cleaner. Again, we advise against doing so. These harsh chemicals can compromise your drains over time, and are bad for the environment. They too will likely leave much of the clog behind, and it will build up again before long. Professional drain cleaning is truly the only way in which to guarantee that your clogged drains are cleared out completely.

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