Most of us can manage a clogged toilet with a plunger, but for many plumbing needs the skills of a professional are required. Your home or office plumbing system is an important part of your property’s infrastructure. As such, maintaining your property’s value through proper and safe drain cleaning and plumbing services is important. By using a professional to service your plumbing system, regularly and during emergencies, you can ensure your drains and the downstream piping are functioning properly and repaired safely and correctly.
An experienced professional plumber is trained to fix, service, and diagnose plumbing issues and preform effect drain cleaning. Additionally, they have the right tools and equipment to do the job correctly. When it comes to drain cleaning and servicing a professional not only repairs the offending drain, but looks for the underlying reason for the clog, while checking the overall health of the pipes and attachments. Foul odors, such as gas, reoccurring backups or multiple back-ups, and slow drains may be caused by different problems, and a pro can identify these problems.
Attempting to fix clogged pipes without the proper training can cause significant damage to the pipes and overall system, and may result in property damage if not handled properly. An incorrect part or improperly fitted part can jeopardize the structural integrity of the system.
Also, the reliance on store bought chemicals to dissolve clogs can be dangerous to your plumbing system over time. Depending on the age of your pipes and the type of material they are made of, caustic chemicals can damage your pipes over time. If these chemicals remain behind, their dissolving characteristics could conceivably burn holes in pipes. Store bought chemicals are also dangerous to handle. Some can cause burns, and damage other surfaces if not handled properly. Plumbers are trained to use the right drain cleaners, if needed, safely and effectively, taking the worry out of your hands.
Whether fixing immediate problems or providing preventative care, a professional plumber has the skills, knowledge, and equipment necessary to fix and maintain your plumbing system, and clean drains correctly.