Spring cleaning isn’t just about clearing away dust and switching out the thick winter sweaters for lighter clothing. Spring is time to take stock of as many parts of your home’s function as you can. This includes assessing the quality of your piping.
After a busy holiday season and extra time at home, your drainpipes may need a little help with spring cleaning. Specifically, built-up debris that may have collected over the winter months may be starting to have an impact on your ability to use your plumbing systems.
Don’t let things get worse! Reach out to a plumber in Springfield, PA to discuss your drain cleaning options! You can learn more about why professional drain cleaning is your best option by reading below.
What Are Your Options To Clear a Clogged Drain?
So, you have a clogged drain. How do you handle clearing it? You have some options:
- Option 1: Use a plunger. In some cases, you can use a plunger to clear out a clogged drain. This is usually the best go-to option for a clogged toilet but can also be a good solution for a clogged kitchen sink at times too.
- Option 2: Try a drain snake. A drain snake involves a small auger attached to the end of a long flexible cord. The “snake” is fed down the drainpipe and the bit at the end is used to drill into the clog to pull it out or break it apart. In most cases, it is advisable to leave the use of a drain snake to a professional to reduce the risk of damaging your pipe.
- Option 3: Use a chemical drain cleaner. This is an option but it isn’t one that we would suggest. Chemical drain cleaners usually only address some of the substances clogging your drain. While they may break down enough of the clog to allow for drainage again, they only offer a short-term solution. Even worse, while they won’t get rid of all the debris in your drain, they will eat away at the pipes themselves!
- Option 4: Schedule drain cleaning. This is going to be the most effective solution because it solves the immediate problem and prevents it from occurring again for a long while. Drain cleaning uses a hydro jet to scour the debris out of your drains. This can be effective in cleaning kitchen drains, bathroom drains, and even blasting away back up in a sewer line. This restores drainage in your home and gets rid of build-up that would cause another clog in the near future, thereby preventing the problem from occurring again anytime soon. Because it uses a high-powered jet of water though it must be done by a professional.
If you are having trouble with clogged drains in your home, your best option is to reach out to a professional for assistance. We can work with you to figure out the best solution. What’s more, you can reach out to us for regular drain cleaning services to prevent clogs from ever happening in the first place!
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