Should you DIY or call a professional for drain cleaning?

It’s clear how important your plumbing system is to your everyday life. Whether it is providing clean water to drink, to cook or shower, a working system is crucial. That is why it is so important to also keep your plumbing lines clean. With so many products and cleaners readily available, should you consider doing all your drain cleaning yourself.

Always Plumbing & Heating in Edmonton are experienced plumbers that know just when it’s okay to DIY and when it’s time to call them to clean your drains:

DIY drain cleaning

Handy DIY drain cleaning tools include everything from drain cleaners, plungers, drain snakes or bottles of compressed air. A basic plunger can be all it takes to fix a clogged toilet or sink, while in-store cleaners can cover basic cleaning and clogs caused by trapped food or hair clumps in the pipes.

The real issues, however, arise when the problem is actually more serious than it appears. These tools can be used to clear a clog or clean, but they can just as easily worsen the problem. If you don’t know the structure of your pipes, using a drain snake can actually make the clog worse.

Likewise, while drain cleaners do clear clogs, the chemicals in them also risk damaging the actual plumbing. When it comes to cleaning products, there are natural homemade drain cleaners that can be used instead. However, when a simple solution doesn’t work, or your pipes continue to clog, it may be time for the professionals.

Professional drain cleaning

More serious clogged drain issue can become costly and possibly disastrous, which is why it’s better to call the professionals. A licensed plumber will have the knowledge and equipment needed to fix the problem and prevent it from occurring again. A professional will also clear and clean your drains without using chemical heavy cleaners that can damage the pipes. If the problem is in fact more serious, they can fix it now, before it becomes even costlier in future. Always Plumbing & Heating also have their own HDD Drain Vision Camera, which means they can find the clog within your drains without having to take the pipes apart first. This way you save yourself the time, stress, and possible costs that may arise from trying to fix the problem yourself.

In general, when it comes to small clogs or external cleaning, a little DIY work can do the job. But, if there are more serious clogs or problems that arise, leave it to the pros. Likewise, investing in an annual drain cleaning or maintenance check, can go a long way to prevent future problems before they occur.

Plumbers in Edmonton

Always Plumbing & Heating ensures both commitment and reliable customer service no matter your needs. Whether it’s a scheduled drain clean or a middle of the night emergency, they are always available and ready to provide the best service and solutions. When you work with Always Plumbing & Heating, you are guaranteed peace of mind for all your plumbing needs.

Contact Always Plumbing & Heating at any time or day for their quality service.

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