Almost all homeowners and renters keep a few basic tools on hand to tackle minor plumbing emergencies. Most of the time, clearing a clogged drain is simply requires a plunger and a little elbow grease. In most instances, you might be able to tackle a light problem like this by yourself; however, larger problems will require the services of a professional plumber. Attempting to repair some minor issues, like clogged drains, can lead to larger problems later on.
When water enters your toilet, tub, or sink and won’t go out, then you more than likely have a complete or partial clog. If you are dealing with clogs on a frequent basis, it’s time to call in the pros to clean your drains. A household plunger utilizes air pressure to dislodge a clog, but they are not capable of removing clogs entirely. Commercial clog removers and drain cleaners are safe for occasional use, but these caustic materials will often damage your pipes if used too frequently. Debris, like clumps of hair or a fallen pair of tweezers, can sometimes obstruct your pipes, but special tools are required to remove these items without damaging your pipes.
A professional plumber will use a variety of tools to ascertain the source of your drain’s clog and then remove it. While the source of the clog is being dealt with, a plumber will also clean your drain pipes. This type of preventative maintenance will extend the life of your home’s plumbing and prevent minor problems from becoming bigger ones down the road. Your plumber will also recommend additional measures, like installing drain screens, which can prevent debris from finding its way into your pipes.
When it comes to clearing a clogged drain or cleaning your pipes, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Deal with it right the first time around by contacting the expert staff at Extreme Plumbing. We offer professional, reliable service for all of your plumbing repair needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we guarantee that your inquiries will be answered in one hour or less. Contact us today!