Clogged drains are a pain. When your drain is clogged, you may be unable to use the sink, toilet, or tub without fear of water spilling over and making a mess.

Fortunately, there are several ways to unclog drain pipes, most involving the help of a professional. Professional drain cleaning is a service that removes clogs and buildup to keep your plumbing system in top shape.

Can You Plunge It?

Maybe. Some clogs are easy enough to move with a plunger, allowing you to do it yourself. You can find plungers in different sizes for toilets and sinks.

If Not, You Need a Professional

So what happens when your plunger cannot clear the drain? If you cannot plunge the clog, you need a professional plumber. Drain clearing is not a DIY job.

Liquid drain cleaning agents contain harsh chemicals that can erode your pipes, leading to leaks. They are also extremely dangerous if swallowed, making them a hazard to have in the house if you have small children. Some drain cleaners are caustic and can cause harm if they come in contact with your skin. The chemicals in the drain cleaners may stain anything they come in contact with, including clothing. They may also leave chemical stains or etching in your stainless steel sink.

Never put a foreign object down the drain in an attempt to clear a blockage. Common items people use include wire coat hangers, screwdrivers, and knives. These items can damage the inside of your pipe, leading to erosion over time. You might even puncture the pipe, causing more harm than the blockage. When your drain is clogged and a plunger cannot move it, it’s time to call a plumber.

What Is Professional Drain Cleaning?

Professional plumbers use specialized equipment and techniques to clean drains. We’ll use high-pressure water to blast gunk out of your pipes, moving it to the sewer. We may also use a camera and scoping equipment to assess problem areas where stubborn clogs sit. Drain snakes and augers are tools with long appendages to reach clogs and break them apart. Once complete, your drain pipes will be clear and clean. Clean drains give a wide-open passageway for water and waste to exit your home.

Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Professional drain cleaning is essential for the health and function of your plumbing system. We recommend scheduling drain cleaning once a year. When done routinely, you’ll enjoy a wide assortment of benefits for your plumbing system and home.

Removes and Prevents Clogs

Drain cleaning removes all obstructions in your pipes. It also removes buildup that hasn’t completely blocked the flow of water and waste yet. When you schedule preventative drain cleaning, you’ll have a much lower risk of clogs forming in the drains.

Eliminates Nasty Odors

Gunk that builds up inside your drains can have an absolutely horrid stench. Think of rotten food and how it smells. When food gets trapped in your pipes, you’ll have a stinky problem. Drain cleaning clears away debris, leaving your drains fresh and odor-free.

Keeps Your Home Healthy

Mold and mildew love a dark and moist environment. When you have old food and other debris inside your pipes, toxins may grow. Bacteria and mold are commonly found in dirty drain pipes, growing on the buildup. When we clean your drains, we wash away all contaminants, including those stuck to the interior walls of the pipes. This cleaning process washes away the toxins with the debris, leaving you with a healthy drainage system. Left uncleaned, mold, bacteria, and other toxins have an excellent breeding ground to grow and spread. These toxins are harmful to your health and could leave you with illnesses.

Protects Your Home From Water Damage

When a drain clogs, water and waste have nowhere to go. When the toilet is clogged, it will overflow onto the floor around it. Sinks and tubs may overflow if you don’t pay attention. In some instances, you may even experience backups, where water and waste come up through other drains due to a clog in another area.

Burst pipes and water leaks are another problem associated with blocked pipes. As debris sits inside your pipe, the pipe may begin to weaken. Over time, all the added pressure can cause the pipe to burst. Weakened pipes may also develop leaks. Burst and leaking pipes lead to water damage to the surrounding areas of your house. Often, these water leaks go unnoticed thanks to the hidden layout of your plumbing system.

Water will leak into the walls, floors, and ceilings, causing extensive damage. In extreme cases, the water could cause a flood and require extensive repair and remodeling. You may also have to replace your belongings that go underwater. Drain cleaning drastically lowers the risk of floods, leaks, and backups.

Longer Life For Your Plumbing System

Keeping your drains clean and clear can extend the life of your plumbing system. As mentioned above, clogs and buildup inside the pipes can cause your pipes to leak or burst. When this happens, you’ll have to replace sections of your waste-removal lines. Clean drains can last many decades when cared for properly.

Quiet Drainage

If you hear gurgling, cracking, or popping sounds as water drains, you have a plumbing problem. These noises indicate a blocked or narrowed pathway for water and waste. Your plumber will clear the pipes and these noises will be eliminated.

Improves Drainage Speeds

Slow-moving drains are caused by obstructions in the pipes. Buildup can grow slowly over time. You may not even notice the difference in drain speeds until you have sitting water in your sink or tub. After drain cleaning, your pipes will allow water to move quickly for faster drainage.

Saves You Money

Sometimes, you have to spend money to save money. Professional drain cleaning is a perfect example. When you keep your pipes clear, you’ll have less risk of blockages that require emergency plumbing services. You’ll also lower the risk of burst pipes and water leaks, saving you hundreds of dollars down the road. Finally, with a longer-lasting drain system, you won’t need to replace your pipes as often, or ever.

Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing provides a wide range of plumbing services to keep your pipes and fixtures healthy and operational. Count on us for drain cleaning and repair, installation and repair of plumbing fixtures, and installation of water heaters and dishwashers. We also provide sewer cleaning, water and gas piping, and septic services. Our electricians are especially skilled in handling household electrical repairs, electrical upgrades, and EV charging systems.

We can replace or upgrade lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches to make your home more accommodating and convenient. Landscape lighting, another service we offer, can provide security and ambiance outside your house. We also provide surge protection and whole-home generator services to keep you safe and keep the lights on. For all your plumbing and electrical needs, our professionals have the solution.

Keep your drains clean and healthy with routine drain cleaning when you call the best plumbers in Canton at Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing.

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