Every home has it: that one sink that just clogs all the time. You plunge it once every couple of months or even weeks, but it doesn’t matter. It seems like you get the water flowing one day, and the very next the drain plugs up again. It’s the “problem” drain. Chances are, you’ve stopped trying to deal with the problem drain. Maybe you’ve even concluded that there’s nothing you can do about it.
Don’t give up just yet! Problem drains happen for all kinds of reasons, but there’s always something you can do. Usually, it’s even less involved than you might assume. If you plunge and plunge and can’t fix a clog problem, professional drain cleaning is the next step. Here are four reasons why you should try it next time your problem drain gives you trouble:
Prevent Future Clogs
Have you ever considered why your problem drain keeps clogging? In all likelihood, it’s because there’s something in your pipes that your plunger can’t remove. This material constricts water flow already, and probably facilitates the other clogs you have to deal with. It catches other material like grease, hair, or soap scum whenever you use the drain. Then, it’s only a matter of time before another clog forms. When you plunge that clog, you remove the stuff the original gunk caught, but not the old stuff.
When gunk builds up on the inside of pipe walls, it can be really tough to remove. If it’s hardened or caked in enough, no amount of plunging could dislodge it. Professionals have tools that enter drains directly, in order to safely and effectively remove residue buildup on pipe walls. By finding and removing the built-up gunk in your pipes, pro drain cleaning prevents future clogs before they happen.
Safer Than DIY
Of course, there are several DIY methods of clearing a drain other than plunging it. Usually, when people can’t plunge a drain, the next thing they try is a chemical drain cleaner. This stuff often does the trick, but it’s rarely worth the cost. Chemical drain cleaners work by forming an acid in your pipes that eats away at the clog. The problem is, it doesn’t stop there. Acid doesn’t discriminate between your clog and the pipes themselves.
Using a chemical drain cleaner could solve your problem, but it could also permanently eat away at your pipes. Over time, the damage a drain cleaner causes could lead to other clogs, leaks, or even ruptures. The more chemical drain cleaner you use, the lower your pipe’s probable life expectancy. Professionals, on the other hand, don’t use acid to clean pipes. Our methods are safer, greener, and non-toxic. We can clear your clog without hurting your pipes.
Locate Potential Problems
When you go to the dentist for a check up, you’re not just getting your teeth cleaned. Check ups are also an opportunity for your dentist to check on the state of your overall dental health. They look for any potential problems, and let you know how you can keep them from getting worse. Think of a professional drain cleaning as a kind of check up for your plumbing.
When a professional cleans your drain, they don’t just clear out clogs. They’ll also be able to find and identify any potential plumbing problems in that drain. Possible corrosion or rust, leaks, fractures, wear and tear–we can find virtually any issue your plumbing might have. Once we find it, we’ll be able to tell you why it’s happening and how to keep it from getting worse. Depending on the nature of the problem, we can even fix it for your permanently.
This is probably the most obvious reason, but it’s worth sharing anyway. Professional drain cleaning just works. When you hire a pro, they come with everything they need to solve the problem, no matter what it may be. Mike Diamond plumbers bring all the tools required for any plumbing job to EVERY plumbing job. That means if the unexpected happens, they have what they need to fix it.
Depending on the nature of the clog in your pipes, we could solve it in several different ways. Usually, we’ll use a combination of cable machine cleaning and Bio-Smart powder to scrub away the clog completely. If that doesn’t work, however, we’ll pull out the big guns: our inspection camera and hydro-jetters. We’re confident enough in our drain cleaning that we offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with your drain cleaning, we’ll do the job again until you are – for FREE. When you call a pro, you know your drain problem is over. Period.
If you’re having a drain problem–or any other plumbing problem for that matter–give Mike Diamond a call. We’ve been clearing California’s clogs for over 39 years, and we’re happy to clear yours, too. When you call Mike Diamond, your satisfaction is guaranteed!