Do you remember the last time you had your drains cleaned? Odds are pretty good it was a long time ago, if ever. Whether you like it or not, you’re going to have to have your home’s drains cleaned. You may have been living with slow acting drains for months or years, and never realized it simply because you’ve never had them cleaned by a local residential plumbing service in Gainesville, GA. Here are a few reasons why having a professional clean your home’s drains is a good idea.
Clear Out the Clogs
Clogging can happen at any time. In the bathroom hair and grease accumulation from soap can cause big, nasty clogs that can totally stuff up your bathroom sink. In the kitchen, no matter how hard you try to keep them out, bits of food can make it into your drain and gum up your sink in spite of your garbage disposal’s best efforts. When a clog rears its ugly head, it can be tempting to rely on a store bought de-clogging product. Whatever you do, don’t do it. While the ads may be convincing, store bought de-cloggers are filled with dangerous chemicals. While these chemicals might help dislodge the clog, they’ll also damage the pipes. Furthermore, you’ll rarely get rid of the entire clog, so you’ll just be dealing with the same problem within a few weeks. Only a professional plumber can quickly and effectively get rid of your homes’ clogs.
A Safer Alternative
The chemicals in store bought products are not the kinds of things you want in your house. Furthermore, the kind of damage they can cause to your pipes can cause them to leak, or even burst. The next you know, what started out as a clogged drain, has now become a full-fledged plumbing emergency.
Prevent Further Damage
Plumbing problems cover more than just a single clog. Professional plumbers know this, so when they clean your drains, they know to look for other issues that may affect your pipes later on. They’ll be able to identify the potential for corrosion, rust, pipe damage, or future leaks, and they can take steps to mitigate the risks. This makes for a better functioning home plumbing system, while saving you the expenses and inconvenience that come with plumbing emergencies.
Professional plumbers are your best option for making sure your plumbing works the way it’s supposed to, while giving you the peace of mind that you know you’re having it done right. So if you need to fix a clog, or wish to prevent future clogs, contact Gainesville Mechanical at (770) 532-9130. We’re the leading experts in residential plumbing in Gainesville, GA, and we’re well equipped to handle all your plumbing needs. Give us a call today!