Drain cleaning is no simple task. You can try using a plunger or commercial drain cleaning products, but neither is guaranteed to work. In fact, you could end up damaging your pipes. Let’s take a closer look at why you should avoid do-it-yourself (DIY) drain cleaning:
1. It’s ineffective
You might be able to remove minor clogs with a plunger or chemical drain cleaner. But for seriously clogged drains, most DIY approaches simply will not work. Also, unless the clog is close to the drain, you won’t be able to reach it.
2. You could damage your pipes
This is especially true if you plan on using a commercial drain cleaner. These products often contain highly corrosive substances — like sulfuric acid — that can wear out your pipes over time. Improperly using a metal snake can also damage your pipes.
3. You could hurt yourself
Let’s face it: Unless you’re a plumber, you don’t really know what you’re doing when it comes to drain cleaning. Certain products contain acids that can burn your skin and eyes. They also emit lingering fumes that can irritate your lungs, nose and eyes.
When it comes to drain cleaning, you’re better off hiring a professional. Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can fix clogged-up and slow-running drains in no time at all. We specialize in:
- Kitchen sinks
- Garbage disposals
- Bathroom sinks and toilets
- Showers and tubs