Forget using home remedies such as pouring baking soda and vinegar down the drain to clear blockages. The same goes for pouring boiling water down the drain. These 'quick fixes' simply aren't effective for clearing blocked drains, and the same goes for store-bought chemical drain cleaners.
If you want results without the risk of health problems and corroding your pipes as with chemical cleaners, it's best to leave the work to a plumber. Unfortunately, too many don't get it right, because of common misconceptions that include the following.
Any Plumber Will Do
Clearing blocked drains requires tools and equipment ranging from the basics such as drain snakes to the more advanced ones such as CCTV cameras. The equipment used will, of course, depend on the cause and severity of the blockage. Whichever the case may be, only with the right equipment can your plumber get the job done right.
Similarly, you can expect great results with a plumber with years of experience clearing blocked drains. Such a plumber will not only resolve your problem in good time but will also give you helpful insights on how to avoid blockages in the future.
As always, you want to make sure that the plumber you choose is licensed. It is also in your best interest to ensure that the plumber is insured, which will protect you against any liability claims in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Professional Drain Clearing Is Expensive
Apprehension over the cost of hiring a professional is, more often than not, why many choose to go the DIY way with common household supplies as well as inexpensive store-bought drain cleaners. The truth, however, is that professional clearing of blocked drains is not expensive, and you certainly won't have to break the bank to hire a plumber for the job.
Professional solutions are effective and long-lasting, so you don't have to worry about having to call the plumber back anytime soon for the same job. That you will also be getting advice on how to avoid blocked drains in the future adds to the value that you will be getting more value for your money.
Blocked drains are a common problem. Forget any misconceptions and misinformation you may have about hiring a plumber to take care of this plumbing issue. As outlined, you need to make an informed decision about who to hire, and the truth is that it will not cost you nearly as much as you may think. Reach out to a professional if you have blocked drains.Share