Plumbing drains get clogged all the time, and homeowners become very accustomed to dealing with the issue themselves. Chemical drain cleaners or store-bought tools like snakes seem to do the job, and as long as the water keeps flowing, no one tends to think much of it. In fact, it benefits you to hire skilled technicians to deal with a stopped up drain, especially in Denver, CO where our cold winters can wreak havoc on your pipes. Here are a few reasons to hire a professional drain cleaner instead of trying to fix the problem yourself.
- Safety. Chemical cleansers, even store-bought types, are caustic and dangerous, and can lead to serious injury if not handled properly. Similarly, store-bought tools often won’t do the job and can also be dangerous if handled without the proper training. A good plumber handles hundreds of clogged drains every year, and knows how to treat the issue safely.
- Efficiency. Store-bought solutions tend to adopt a one-size-fits-all model, which doesn’t always treat the clog the way it should. In many cases, the clog is left partially in place, leading to more clogging later on down the line. Professionals have access to specialty equipment, as well as reliable know-how, so the problem gets treated right the first time.
- Hidden costs. Not only do store-bought solutions rarely perform efficiently, but they can end up damaging the pipes themselves, or other components in your plumbing system. That can lead to substantial repair bills down the line. A licensed and bonded plumber offers guarantees of quality work, ensuring that your pipes aren’t inadvertently damaged while repairing a drain.
If you have a clogged drain in your kitchen or bathroom, give the experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating a call. We have the experience and skills to fix the problem right the first time, every time!