There are a few undeniable facts of life. Death. Taxes. Clogged drains. Everyone will have to deal with each of these. All drains can and will clog. Sometimes, you’ll do everything right and your drain will still clog. What’s up with that?
Well, think about just how frequently you use your drain. You use most of the drains in your home at least once a day. You probably use some over ten times a day. With that much use, even the most careful homeowner might wash something down a drain that they shouldn’t. Maybe it was grease, leftover food crumbs, hair, or coffee grounds. Nobody can avoid drain clogs 100% of the time, but everyone can do their best to deal with them effectively and prevent them in the future. The best way to do that is to hire a professional for drain cleaning. Here’s why:
Chemical drain cleaners hurt your plumbing.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: don’t use chemical drain cleaners. The problem with chemical drain cleaners is that they can’t tell the difference between blockages and the pipes themselves. As they eat away at clogs and blockages, they’re also eating away at your pipes.
The more you use chemical drain cleaners, the more damage they inflict on your home’s plumbing. Using chemical drain cleaners too frequently will lead to leaking and burst pipes. Repairing leaking and burst pipes is far more expensive than a plumber’s drain cleaning services. Save yourself the future expense–don’t use chemical drain cleaners.
Plungers can’t always cut it.
Even the world’s foremost plunger expert can’t make them work on every single clog. Plungers are great solving immediate problems, but they can’t fix the underlying issue causing the problem. If your toilet clogs constantly, it’s a sign of a more significant plumbing problem–one that your plunger can’t solve.
Constant clogs are usually a sign of blockages that are too deep for your plunger to reach. In order to clear them out, you’ll need a professional’s auger or another expert plumbing tool. These tools require training and experience to use properly, so we recommend calling the experts for help. We can clear out clogs without hurting your problem and causing even bigger problems.
A professional solution is guaranteed to be effective.
When you work with a professional plumbing company, the work you receive is guaranteed effective. This can make a huge difference to the average homeowner. In the unlikely event that your pro doesn’t solve your problem the first time, you’re covered. When we say we’re going to fix your plumbing problem, we mean it. Guaranteed.
Professional services are just more effective.
The thing about a professional plumber is that they know plumbing. That sounds obvious, but it’s important. A professional won’t just come, clear your drains, and leave. They’ll come, assess your problem, let you know what’s causing your problem, and fix that problem!
We can even tell you if we find signs of future problems and teach you what you need to do to avoid those problems. The knowledge and expertise you get from a professional are far more valuable than just the initial service they provide.
The next time you need a drain cleaned, give the team at Ben Franklin Plumbing a call. Our trained experts will get your drains clear safely, securely, and long term. Life is better when you don’t have to worry about your plumbing–and that’s another undeniable fact.