Benefits of Having a Professional Fix a Clogged Drain in your Home
When you have a clogged drain do you call in a professional?
Homeowners in Western New York are no strangers to a clogged drain and other plumbing issues. Plumbing problems can’t be avoided; however, costly future repairs can. By grabbing a store-bought at home drain cleaner, to fix an issue, you could cause yourself plumbing problems down the road and not solve the initial problem at all.
Store-bought drain cleaners often do not work, can cause damage to your plumbing, and many cleaners are hazardous and could lead to dangerous health issues if not handled properly.
Before you grab a bottle of at home drain cleaner to fix your clogged drain, you should consider the advantages of hiring a professional plumber. Experts can help:
Prevent damage to your plumbing
Home drain cleaners contain extremely harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals. While these chemical mixtures can sometimes be effective in destroying a clog, they can also damage your pipes in the process. You may not notice immediate effects of damage, but over time your pipes can develop leaks or cracks that require costly repairs.
Store-bought products generate heat, and they can soften the polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, pipes found in your Western New York or Erie County home. Damage is also likely to occur when home drain cleaners are used on older, metal pipes.
Identify the real cause of the blockage
All clogs are not created equal and some require unique solutions. While you may think that home drain cleaner has fixed your problem, the solution may not last long, and your drain may be clog again in no time.
Some clogs may be lodged in a place that is impossible to reach with regular household tools and chemicals. An expert plumber can diagnose the true cause of your drain issues and use the proper devices and methods to effectively fix the problem from the start.
Handle hazardous materials and chemicals safely
A trained plumber has the knowledge to safely remove a clog and if using chemicals and knows how to use them and dispose of them properly.
Standard drain cleaning solutions can produce toxic fumes and create dangerous situations in your home if used incorrectly. Plumbers often have tools that can remove a clog without the use of harsh chemicals. When an expert fixes your plumbing issues, you don’t have to worry about putting yourself or your Hamburg, New York home in danger.
The toughest of clogs require more than a plunger: they need a professional. At Duffett Plumbing, Heating & AC, our plumbing team is here for your home with drain cleaning and clog clearing services. We’re available 24/7.