How DIY Drain Cleaning Worsens the Problem

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A surprising amount of homeowners would like to think that they can handle most problems around the home by themselves. However, there are certain things that are best left to professionals. For example, you should never attempt to fix a serious plumbing problem by yourself. You might be able to handle a mildly clogged drain, but anything more severe requires professional drain cleaning in Miami Beach, FL. In fact, your DIY drain cleaning attempts could actually be making things much worse.

First of all, a lot of the solutions for clearing a clogged drain involve using caustic cleaning products that are not good for your plumbing. They can be used sparingly, but you’ll need to arrange for drain cleaning services if your first attempt with a drain cleaner doesn’t work. Otherwise, you could corrode your pipes and pollute your water line with potentially toxic chemicals.

Secondly, just because you cleared out a clog in your drain doesn’t mean you’ve solved all of your plumbing problems. In many cases, you’ve only treated the symptom instead of the disease. Even if you’ve done a thorough drain snaking that got your bathtub to drain, there may be bigger problems that will only cause another clog in the near future. More clogs mean more snaking and caustic cleaning chemicals, which can damage your pipes and lead to bigger problems.

If it’s been longer than two years since you’ve had your drains cleaned or if your drains keep getting clogged no matter what you do, call a drain cleaning company. 

Contact Bradley Plumbing & Gas to learn more about our drain cleaning services or any other plumbing services we have to offer. Our staff of trained professionals will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and help you find the best solution to your plumbing problems.

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