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Tips On Properly Maintaining Your Drains


Like other elements of your home, you need to have a plan for properly maintaining your drains. Over time drains can become clogged, rusted or damaged by nature. Having a professional check your drains and perform routine maintenance on a regular basis is the best way to avoid problems before they occur. Most homeowners do not think about their drains until a problem develops, usually in the form of a clog or leak. The clog or leak was not something that occurred over night but took months to develop. The average consumer will then run out and purchase a chemical drain cleaner; this is the worst thing you can do to your drains. Over time, this will damage your pipes, and due to changes in environmental laws, they are less effective than they used to be.

Professional plumbing services offer ways of dealing with clogs, such as a hydro-jet, which can unclog pipes without a snake or chemicals. This method also has the benefit of cleaning under high pressure, which washes the inside and leaves them in like new condition. Cleaning in this way will also prevent mold and bacteria from building up.

Cameras are another piece of equipment that a professional can employ to prevent problems from occurring. Using state of the art cameras allows a technician to look inside the pipes leading to and from your home. A professional can spot signs of root problems that may be affecting the pipes. An electronic locator can be used if a problem is suspected. This type of maintenance can save you money. Replacing broken pipes is not only costly, but when it happens it can be very inconvenient.

If you have not had your drains cleaned by a professional lately, you need to incorporate it into your homes routine maintenance. Quick fixes are not a solution; they are only temporary.

Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Winchester home? Call Powell’s Plumbing at (540) 665-8196 and schedule a service call today!

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