There are a lot of things in life that we just have to leave to the professionals. For example, most of us prefer to leave surgery to the experts–and even if you happen to be a doctor, performing surgery on yourself probably isn’t exactly on the bucket list.
Similarly, a lot of us want to leave architecture and construction to architects and construction workers; after all, we might be adept at building homes in video games, and we might have build skyscrapers and bridges out of kids’ blocks, but when actual lives are at stake, we’re all to eager to put down the blueprints and the hammer. The same is true when it comes to plumbing, specifically, when it comes to drain cleaning.
Cleaning the Drain
Cleaning the drain seems like one of those projects that you could easily do yourself, right? After all, what can’t you do by looking it up on the Internet? Well, the truth is, drain cleaning is actually a lot more delicate and difficult than we think. Drains are, of course, crucial to strong plumbing performance, and taking care of them is a priority. In order to do that, the first step is to throw out the “drain cleaner” chemicals you have in your home. That’s right–“drain cleaner” chemicals aren’t good for cleaning drains. These chemicals can actually harm your plumbing, ruining the pipes after just a few uses, as well as cause injury to eyes and skin. When it comes to drains, it’s time to call a full-service plumber.
What can a Boise plumber do for your clogged or blocked drains? Here’s a quick look!
- Drain snake. Plumbers have a variety of tools at their disposal, but one of the most useful–and most interesting–is the drain snake. Drain snakes exhibit a corkscrew-like motion, extending wires down into the drain that loosens up clogs and buildup too stubborn for plungers.
- Hydro-jetting. In the tough cases, plumbers will use hydro-jetting to clear your pipes. Safer and more reliable than chemicals, hydro-jetting gets the job done with hot water at high pressures, eliminating build up in the drains.
- Prevention. Although you may call a plumber to solve today’s problem, these experts are also good at solving problems that may come up tomorrow. Using preventative measures and working with you, your plumber will be able to work proactively and minimize plumbing catastrophes–and maintenance costs–in the future.
Interested in more information about drain cleaning? Looking for reliable Boise plumbing? Contact us today!
By Tim Smith
Published: February 12, 2016