No matter how much effort you put into protecting your drains from clogs, a blockage is inevitable.
We get calls all the time from folks who are furious about their drains saying that they go through all the necessary steps to keep them clean. There is little you can do to avoid having blockages. Certain deposits of minerals, wastes and chemicals will eventually clog up your pipes simply because you cannot always control what goes down the drain. Liquid drain cleaners can only clean so much, and they may contain chemicals that are unpleasant or have harmful respiratory side effects. While these substances are useful for clearing up small clogs, they do not offer a long term solution like a professional drain cleaning will.
It is recommended that household drains be professionally cleaned every few years, with more frequent cleaning for areas such as sewer or basement drains. Cleaning should also be performed more often if the plumbing system is especially old, or if there is a large root system near the main sewer line. It is important to know which drains in your home are most susceptible to damages and clogging. With this knowledge, you can be proactive and have specific drain areas in your home focused on when your local Clarke County, VA plumber has a look.
However often, drain cleaning is a task best suited to a professional. Most drain cleaning companies use high powered water jets to break up and clean out stubborn clogs, without having to resort to potentially harmful and corrosive chemicals. There is also a chance that some chemical cleaners may cause damage to pipes, especially older systems. As with any project, it is important to find a professional to work with. Improper cleaning could potentially result in severe plumbing damage which could add significant cost to the owner.
Have the right Clarke County, VA plumber help you with you next home plumbing concern. If you need a drain cleaning, repiping or professional pipe repair, Powell’s Plumbing is ready and waiting! Call us today at (512) 365-8866.