Heads up about DIY drain cleaning
Drain Cleaning Satellite Beach, FL | Residential Plumber | Clogged Drain Repair
Keeping your drains clean and clear is an important part of maintaining the plumbing system of your home. It is vital that you give your drains regular attention to keep clogs from building up, because drain clogs can lead to other plumbing problems. Whether in the kitchen or in the bathroom, drain clogs have a way of compounding issues. These issues have been known to drive homeowners mad from the stress of dealing with a deteriorating plumbing system which is being constantly used throughout the day. If you are one who knows little about plumbing repairs or drain cleaning, then this can cause quite a headache.
There are many DIY plumbing resources online which mislead people into performing “tricks” which are very bad ideas. One of the most common misconceptions is that it is necessary to boil water and pour it down your drain in order to clear up blockages. Moreover, some websites even recommend mixing substances like baking soda and drain cleaners with the boiling water. We can assure you that his is a very bad idea! Do not pour any boiling water down your drains and definitely do not mix this boiling water with chemicals! There are two main reasons why you really don’t want to listen to these websites. First off, any licensed local plumber can tell you about the Universal Plumbing Code (UPC), which delineates quite specifically that pouring water at extreme temperatures down the drain can damage valves, break down crucial linings and even cause leaks. Plumbers follow the UPC for a reason and it’s best abided by. In addition, mixing other chemicals with this method is likely to cause a chemical reaction within your piping. This can be bad for several reasons, but besides the possibility of bursting your pipes with chemicals, the reaction you may cause has a chance of pushing the solution back up and into your face. Something about scalding hot chemicals in a person’s face sure makes this idea seem less than advisable….
About the best you can do in terms of DIY drain cleaning is commercial drain cleaning chemicals OR running hot (but not boiling) water for several minutes down your drain. This practice can break up fatty particles from discarded food stuffs which may be lining your pipes. Occasionally running warm water down the drain for 10-20 minutes can actually solve many drain problems without calling your local plumber. We understand why people attempt DIY drain cleaning, but we also want people to be safe. Give some calm and well-thought out solutions a try, but if you drains are not clearing up well enough, then they most likely need specific tools to be cleared. This is where your plumber of choice comes in.
A local licensed plumber in your area can offer the help you need at an affordable price. Drain cleanings are often speedy jobs and the work that a professional plumber does can make the pipes and drain last unclogged for much longer than any DIY solution can promise. For a drain cleaning in Satellite Beach, FL give Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation a call at (321) 243-0363. Their service is both affordable and premium-quality so your results will be beyond expectations. Please don’t put yourself or your home in danger, call a professional.