There’s nothing worse than pulling the plug in your sink and watching the water stick around and back up. Any type of clog in the pipe will cause problems until you clean it. While small clogs may cause water to drain slowly, a big clog will lead to backed up sinks and tubs. Some of our clients worry about the myths and misconceptions they’ve heard in the past about drain cleaning. We’ll help you get to the bottom of the myths and learn the truth behind them.
DIY Remedies Work Well
We’ve all been there before: you have a clogged drain and reach for a chemical cleaner. However, those cleaners are quite dangerous. They produce fumes that may make others sick. Chemical cleaners can also damage certain surfaces, both inside and around your plumbing system.
Another common DIY tool is a plumbing snake. If you use a normal plumbing snake, there’s a risk you might push the clog deeper or further into the pipe. Call us to get the professional tools and supplies needed to bust up clogged drains.
Slow Drains Aren’t a Problem
When you have a slow drain, you may ignore the problem. After all, even a slow drain still works, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. A slow drain is a big sign you have a clog that will only worsen with time. This can happen when you have hard water since minerals will build up inside the pipe. The buildup will keep growing until it finally blocks the pipe. If you want to avoid seeing standing water, you need to call in the pros to tackle a slow drain.
Any Plumber Can Clean Drains
A common myth we see is that any plumber can clean drains. On the contrary, it takes a lot of training and experience to learn how to clean a drain without damaging it or any nearby area. Hiring the wrong person may even result in someone breaking the pipe, which will cost quite a bit to replace. Save money by hiring the right person for the job.
Drain Cleaning Is Expensive
Don’t assume you can put off drain cleaning because you’re worried about the cost. The longer you ignore a clogged or slow-moving drain, the more you’ll pay when you finally get around to calling the pros. In many cases, you can even save money in the long run when you opt for professional drain cleaning. We always look at the pipe and drain to find the clog and then go over the options with you. With our affordable rates, you no longer need to put off the cleaning or repairs you need.
Drain cleaning is the best way to keep your plumbing system working as it should. Thanks to the truths behind some of these common myths, you now know why you should never put off the job. If you live in or around Fountain Valley, CA and need drain cleaning services, call Carlson Plumbing today.