Ready for a DIY project to keep you busy around the house? Wondering what the best way in which to clean your drains might be? Well, here’s a tip—pick up the phone, not the toolbox! You are not going to be able to effectively clean your drains on your own. In the best case scenario, you’re going to wind up wasting your time and some money. Worst case, you could actually do some serious damage to your drains.
What’s so difficult about cleaning drains, you may wonder? Well, there is the fact that clogs are not always as simple as they seem. They may not be located where you think they are. You don’t have the tools at your disposal that professional plumbers do and, even if you invest in them, you’ll use them infrequently and lack the skills of a professional plumber in Phoenix. So why not schedule your drain cleaning services with our team, and have the job done right the first time?
How Far Down Can You Clean?
Okay, so you’ve got a stubborn clog. Too much for that liquid drain cleaner—more on that in a moment—to handle. This is the one, folks. You’re buying a drain snake. So you get home, you run that hand auger into the drain … and nothing happens.
The fact is that a clog in your drains may be much further into the system than you may realize. It may require a much more advanced inspection technique to figure out how best to remove it. It may require a different method of removal entirely, like scour-jetting. The fact is that only trained professionals are going to be able to make the best call for your drain and sewer system.
How Effective Are Those Cleaning Methods?
Okay, it took some elbow grease, but you were able to get the drains moving once more. But for how long? Did that cleaning method really have the lasting effects that you’re looking for? Unfortunately, this is probably not the case.
If you use a hand auger to clear a clog, chances are you are just going to wind up forcing that auger through the clog. This will leave much behind, and it is only going to be a matter of time before that clog builds back up again.
You can also use chemical drain cleaners, but those are not nearly as effective as they advertise themselves as being. They may remove some of the clog with their caustic chemicals, but they can also just remove enough of it to let the rest of the cleaner move through. Again, you’ll be looking at clogs redeveloping before long.
Pay for Services That Last
We get it. You don’t want to pay to have a plumber come out to your home, at least not if there isn’t an emergency to deal with. Just remember that you’re not really saving any money if you keep running out to the store for more and more cleaners!