A plunger can usually solve minor clogs, as many blockages are located right near the drain opening. All you need to do is to apply a bit of pressure to dislodge the clog and help it move through the drainpipe more easily. But not all clogs go away that easily, and that means that you have to call for a professional drain cleaning service.
Here are some of the good reasons to call Anta Plumbing for a professional drain cleaning service
1. We’ll give you a professional diagnosis
It can be hard to diagnose issues with a plumbing system, and sometimes it is difficult to find the cause or exact location of a clog. When clearing clogs, it is important to understand these things, as it has an impact on the remedy you apply. Just because an issue is plain to see, does not mean it will be as simple to resolve.
2. Quick fixes can harm your plumbing system
When your fixtures don’t empty as they should, or when water backs up, you may be tempted to try save money by running out to the hardware and purchasing chemical drain cleaners. There are several reasons to avoid doing this, including the fact that they are ineffective. Chemical drain cleaners are also corrosive and not environmentally friendly. They may clear up a small part of the clog, but for the most part, they simply prolong the inevitable – the need for a professional drain cleaning service.
3. DIY attempts may cause even bigger problems
It’s hard to quantify just how many homeowners attempt to clean their own drains, just to end up with an even bigger issue. So you avoid the chemical drain cleaners, but surely investing in a drain snake would be a good idea? Not so fast! The master plumbers at Anta Plumbing advise strongly against trying any DIY methods on your plumbing system, unless of course you have experience and knowledge as to exactly how your drain system works. If you damage your drain pipes, it may well seep black water into nearby water supply pipes that have hairline cracks or tree root damage, causing dangerous bacteria to enter your potable water.
Professional plumbers have extensive training, experience and skill, as well as state-of-the-art technology at their disposal. Therefore, they are able to remove the entire clog, preventing it from building up again in the near future. At the same time, they know how to minimize any risk to your pipes.
While a small clog is easy to ignore, it is important to understand that it can quickly build up, leading to a much bigger problem. If it is a significant distance down your sewer line, it can eventually affect several of your drains. It may even clog up your main line, leading to a huge mess as the sewage eventually backing up into your sinks and tubs.
Call Anta Plumbing today, and let our professional drain technicians apply the right techniques to clear away clogs and keep blockages away for a long time.