Is it time for a drain cleaning? It might be, if you’re noticing symptoms like:
- Your drain consistently works slowly
- You have standing water in your sink
- Your toilet overflows or does not flush properly
If you are having any of these problems, your drains could use a good cleaning. You may be tempted to try cleaning your drains yourself. One popular way to unclog a drain is by putting a chemical cleaner into them. You generally have to wait, then see if the cleanser has actually made the drain work any better.
While these cleaners sometimes work, they often don’t get to the root of the problem. Frequent clogs can mean that there is a problem further down the line. A chemical cleanser may dissolve enough of the clog to make the sink drain today, but you may end up having to use it regularly because it’s not taking care of the bigger problem. Chemical cleansers can also damage your pipes, especially if they are left to sit for too long.
You may also be tempted to try to use plumber’s snake on your drains. While you can rent these at local hardware stores, that’s not always the best idea. The snakes you can rent often come in only one size, or you will have to choose the size when you rent. If you don’t know the diameter of your pipes, you may end up with a snake that is too small. These are relatively easy to get stuck in your drains, and can require extensive plumbing work to remove.
Instead of trying to fix the problem yourself, give us a call. At Gilmore, our plumbers are trained to clean your drains without a fuss and without damaging your home. They have access to top-of-the-line equipment, and they know how to use it so that nothing gets stuck or twisted. When they use chemicals, they understand how those work and how they will interact with whatever material your pipes are made out of, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
We strive to give you the best value for your money. When you call us, we’ll find a time for a plumber to come out that’s convenient for you. Our professional will care for your home as if it was their own, which includes protecting your carpet and everything else inside. We will figure out the problem, let you know what needs to be done and how much it costs, and fix it as soon as we can. Our people will stay and work on the problem until you’re satisfied.
Don’t feel like you have to fix your plumbing problems yourself. Instead, give us a call and let us do what we do best!