Here at Powell’s Plumbing, we want to talk about the regular spring cleaning task of cleaning out pipes. With spring in the air, the windows can be opened and cleaning products used in abundance. But be careful! Many types of drain cleaner to get the job done can add big costs down the line by damaging the very pipes they are supposed to help.
If you need a DIY solution, we suggest using a variety of almost boiling water, baking soda and vinegar, or a drain snake. Most clogs come from excessive organic matter build up. That means it can be grease, hair, spit, foods, or even soap. The hot water rapidly breaks apart and destroys any built up residues. The baking soda and vinegar use the power of chemistry and acid to dissolve clogs overnight. The snake or a drain auger physically breaks up or dislodges a clog. Be careful though as improper use can push a clog further into the pipe instead of dislodging it.
For tougher clogs, DIY options rarely work. For these issues, call 540 665-8196 to schedule service with Powell’s Plumbing. Here in Winchester, VA we take real pride in our quick and always polite customer service. We have truly professional solutions that we use to knock out even the toughest clogs. Sometimes it’s important to know that the toughest clogs might not even be clogs. If we suspect this, we can help you diagnose the problem and get to the heart of the matter instead of charging you again and again for “fix it” visits. We are known for our attention to detail, professionalism, and our affordable rates with top notch workmanship.