The Dangers of DIY Drain Cleaning: Why You Should Hire a Professional

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As spring approaches, many homeowners start thinking about cleaning their drains and the costs associated with it. While DIY solutions may seem appealing or cost-efficient, they can actually cause more harm than good. Instead, trust professional drain cleaners for all your plumbing needs.

Attempting to clean drains without the proper equipment and training can lead to a number of problems, including damaged pipes. Whether you’re working to fix a floor drain or a kitchen sink, this damage can result in expensive repairs or even replacement, draining your wallet instead of your pipes. In these situations, hire experts like Action Plumbing and Heating, who have the necessary tools and training to safely clean your drains without causing any damage.

Besides damaging pipes, there are certain chemical drain cleaners that contain harsh chemicals that can be hazardous to your health and the environment. Professional plumbers use high-pressure water jetting and specialized tools to clean your drains effectively and without toxic chemicals. These methods are safe for you and the environment and more effective in removing clogs and buildup.

Incorrect DIY techniques can push blockages further down the drain, making them harder to remove and potentially causing serious problems. By not effectively cleaning the entire length of the drain and leaving behind residue buildup, you put yourself at risk for future clogs. Professional plumbers thoroughly clean your drains using proven techniques, not through the use of household items such as baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. This ensures a smooth-running plumbing system and saves you the hassle and cost of future drain cleaning services.

DIY drain cleaning can lead to numerous problems and hazards for the homeowner and their plumbing system. Trusting the experts to handle your plumbing needs is safer, more effective, and more efficient. Don’t put yourself at risk of costly repairs or health hazards; contact Action Plumbing today for all your drain cleaning needs.