If you have a severely clogged drain, you have likely noticed the problem worsening over time. It is common for folks to see their sink, bathtub, or shower drains slow down incrementally until the problem cannot be ignored any longer. When you decide to take action, you may be hesitant to call a drain cleaning professional. After all, you see advertisements for drain cleaning liquids and pipe snakes on TV all the time. It can’t be that hard, right? WRONG. Taking drain cleaning into your own hands can often make the problem worse. Here are four reasons that you should call a plumbing professional to clear your home’s drains.
1. You Might Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
While a clogged drain might seem like a straightforward problem, there are a few common complications that can make at-home drain cleaning liquids ineffective or even dangerous. Solid clogs made of fats, hair, or other caked-on grime are usually too substantial for a toxic drain cleaning fluid to have any effect. Before you spend money on harsh acids that will do little more than damage the environment and your pipes, give the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing a call.
2. Your Time is Valuable
Why spend your limited free time spelunking in a smelly, dirty drain? Trying to fix a clog on your own takes time, and your efforts will likely be moot. Rather than running a fool’s errand and throwing harmful chemicals at the problem, call Metcalf. Our professionals can determine the root cause of your clogged drain and fix the problem quickly and safely. Spend your downtime with family and friends, not with pipe snakes and drain cleaners.
3. You May Do More Harm Than Good
Not only are most amateur plumbing efforts ineffectual, but they can also make the problem worse or damage your plumbing system. Most drain cleaning liquids that you can purchase at hardware stores are full of harsh acids that can damage your pipes severely. If you try mechanical methods like pipe snakes to clear a clog, you can end up causing physical damage to the structure of your plumbing system.
4. Your Fix Might Not Last
Even if you do manage to get a good bit of the clog cleared, your fix may not last. A plumbing professional from Metcalf Plumbing will be able to identify and address the cause of your clogged drain. In doing so, they can discuss the cause with you and prevent future clogs. When you choose a trusted and well-respected plumber to clean the drains in your Baltimore or Howard County home, you can rest easy knowing that the problem will stay resolved.
Experience the Metcalf Plumbing Difference
Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!