In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the issues posed by chemical drain cleaners. While these products are advertised to clean out drain clogs and blockages, they often create more issues than they solve, including pipe damage, breathing hazards and several others.
At Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric, we’re here to provide not only a detailed range of drain cleaning services for any tough clogs or blockages that arise within your plumbing, but also tips on how to handle minor clogs properly from a DIY perspective. Today’s part two of our series will cover some of these DIY methods, plus tools available for tougher clogs, how our team will help in these cases, and some basic tips on items to avoid putting down drains to help limit the risk of a drain clog to begin with.
Rather than using chemical drain cleaners that might damage your pipes or cause other issues, there are a couple simple solutions to use for minor drain clogs you need to clear:
If you’re having issues with a significant drain clog, it might be time to call our pros for assistance. We offer a wide range of services here, from identifying the cause of your blockage to using modern hydro-jetting technology to clear major clogs. This technology utilizes high-speed and high-pressure water flow to blast out clogs like grease, sand, silt and other sediments. In rarer cases, items like snakes or augers may be used for significant clogs.
To avoid many of these risks altogether, only approved items should be flushed down drains. In the case of toilets, this means nothing but proper toilet paper and human waste; other drains have similar limitations. Some items that should never be put down the drain include:
For more on how to remedy drain clogs without harmful chemicals, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric today.