Sooner or later, every homeowner is going to experience a clog or stoppage in their drain system. It’s one of the most common issues any household can experience, and it can be caused by a great number of factors.
When a clog shows up in your plumbing, you may be tempted to correct the problem with a store-bought solution such as a chemical cleanser or perhaps a plumbing snake. In most cases, however, that is a big mistake. If you spot a clog in your home’s plumbing system, you should always call in a professional plumbing service to take care of it.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Store-bought solutions adopt a one-size fits all approach to the problem, which means they can treat almost any type of clog equally. Unfortunately, “equally” doesn’t mean “efficiently.” Over-the-counter cleansers will usually be enough to restore the flow of water, but leaves pieces of the clog intact. That means it will re-form very quickly, forcing you to apply the same solution over and over again.
Furthermore, applying the same solution to the same length of pipe over and over again in order to treat the same clog can be very hard on the pipe, and even result in corrosion and leaks.
Professional Equipment Does the Job
Contrast that with a professional service called in to unclog a drain. They can use specialized equipment such as hydro jetting hoses and mechanical snakes with rotating heads to deal with the specific nature of the clog. They also ensure that the entire clog is cleared away, which prevents it from reforming. In many cases, professional measures can clear out clogs that may be forming elsewhere in the pipe as well, providing you with excellent value for your money.
For stubborn clogs and similar issues, call the Arlington, TX plumbers who can do the job right: Frymire Home Service!