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4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Clogged Drain Cleaned by a Professional
4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Clogged Drain Cleaned by a Professional
4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Clogged Drain Cleaned by a Professional
4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Clogged Drain Cleaned by a Professional
14 December,2022

4 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Clogged Drain Cleaned by a Professional

Every home seems to have that one sink that is slow to drain or gets constantly clogged.  You try all the usual solutions to clean your clogged drain; chemical drain cleaner, plunger, etc., and nothing seems to work for long. 

Almost every drain will become clogged at some point.  In fact, a clogged drain is the most common plumbing issue homeowners have.  Before you try to DIY your next clogged drain, here are 4 reasons why you should have your drain cleaned by a professional:

Find the Source of the Clogged Drain

It’s important to find the source of the clogged drain.  When water going through a pipe encounters a full or even a partial obstruction, the water will redirect itself.  Afterall, it needs to go somewhere.  Overtime, this can cause low water pressure, backups, pipe bursts, and even flooding. 

There are lots of reasons why drains get clogged.  In most cases, it’s simply a buildup of various debris such as hair, soap residue, or oils. However, a clogged drain may also be the result of other issues such as:

Sagging pipes – It is not uncommon for pipes to start sagging due to a change in the environment or age.  A sagging pipe makes it difficult for water to pass through.  Debris can get stuck in the “sag” and buildup over time. 

Tree roots – Tree roots seek moisture and are drawn to water making pipes susceptible to damage.  In addition to a clogged drain, if you hear a gurgling type of noise coming from your pipes, it could be caused by tree roots. 

A clogged drain may seem like just be a minor inconvenience, but not finding the source of the clog and fixing the problem properly can cause major damage and expense in the future. 

Safer Than Doing It Yourself

The first thing people usually do when they find themselves with a clogged drain is to sick an object like a broom stick or wire hanger down the pipe in the hopes of forcing whatever is clogging it to “move through”.  This can bend the pipe or even poke a hole in it, causing more harm and cost in the long run. 

The next thing most people try is to use a chemical drain cleaner, which can solve the problem but can also cause permanent damage to your pipes.  The acid in chemical drain cleaners can eat away at your pipes over time, which can lead to pipe leaks or ruptures. 

Prevent a Future Clogged Drain

A clogged drain doesn’t happen overnight.  Gunk and debris build up over time on the pipe walls.  This build up often hardens and can be difficult to remove.  No amount of plunging can remove this buildup.

The plumbing professionals at High Speed Plumbing have specialized plumbing equipment such as:

  • Plumbers Snake - a flexible cable with a twist-able accessory at the tip. Using a twisting motion, the cable makes its way through drains to punch through clogs.
  • Drain Auger - Performs the same job as plumber snakes but are used on larger diameter pipes.
  • Drain Camera – A tiny camera on the end of a flexible line that feeds a live video of your drain to a CCTV system. Using a drain camera will help determine the location of the blockage inside your pipes. 
  • Hydro Jet: Uses a high-pressure water jet to clear blockages in your pipes or sewers.

By utilizing these tools our plumbing professionals can find and remove the build up causing your clogged drain and prevent future clogs before they occur. 

When a plumbing professional cleans your clogged drain, they also check for any additional plumbing issues such as pipe corrosion or leaks. 

Having a plumbing checkup can prevent major plumbing issues from occurring or getting worse.  Saving you time, money, and the headaches down the line. 

Contact a Professional Plumber to Fix Your Clogged Drain

So, before you grab the wire hanger or the chemical drain cleaner to try to get your clogged drain cleaned, consider calling a professional plumber at High Speed Plumbing.  

At High Speed Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive drain cleaning services to fit all your needs. 

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