Sinks, toilets, tubs, outdoor pipes: your property is full of drains. Sooner or later they will become clogged and drain slowly or not at all. Either case can spell disaster for your plumbing and property. Below we will answer the question “When do I need drain cleaning service?”
1. Should I Clean My Drains Myself?
There are some cases in which the clog can easily be cleared. As an example, a hair clog in a sink can be removed if you can get a pair of tweezers in the drain and pull it out. There are some clogged toilets that may be fixed with the use of a simple plunger. Products that promise to clear clogs are available at every hardware store. However, they are only effective in certain types of scenarios. For example, some drain cleaners specialize in hair clogs. However, if your drain is blocked by something else, such as a grease clog, this cleaner is likely to make things worse. A good tip is to try and take care of it yourself and if it doesn’t help then consult with a professional on how to deal with it.
2. When Do I Need a Plumber to Clean My Drains?
If the above, did not work for you it’s time to call a plumber. They can tell you what type of clog it is, as well as deal with it on the spot in most cases. They can also inspect all of your other drains to ensure they are in good working condition. Do not let clogged drains lie. They are a leading cause of burst pipes in our experience as well as according to Restoration USA. The top five were:
- Frozen water – very common here in Canada.
- Clogs – common all over the world.
- High water pressure – commonly from improperly selected and installed fixtures.
- Root growth – from trees, plants, etc. that grow into exterior pipes.
- Corrosion – from age, abrasive chemicals, and clogs.
Clogs can cause pipes to burst when they build – as they are practically guaranteed to – up until the point where the pipe can no longer hold it. It is better to resolve a clogged pipe before they burst and cause more damage and money to repair.
3. Do I Need Regular Drain Cleaning Services?
We recommend having your drains inspected whenever you have any plumbing task performed. You may also need drain cleaning services if you notice a slow or no draining fixture which cause is not readily known. Those of you with businesses with high clog potential should schedule regular drain cleaning services, such as hair dressers, pet groomers, etc.
Get Professional Drain Cleaning Services in Sudbury
Finally, we do not recommend that you attempt to perform advanced drain cleaning on your own. An improperly cleaned drain with a clog can do more damage than good. The plumbers at One Source are professionals in performing a range of drain cleaning tasks, as well as installations, repairs, selection, upgrades, and more. We proudly maintain all sorts of plumbing for the Sudbury, Chelmsford, Garson, Lively, Valley Area, and more. Contact our team today to get a free, no-obligation quote on your Sudbury drain cleaning services.