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Ask The Experts: Drain Cleaning

Ask The Experts: Drain Cleaning

Common Questions About Hiring A Drain Cleaning Contractor

Got a clogged-up or slow running drain? You’re not alone. Each year, more than one-in-five Americans find themselves with a blocked-up toilet, sink, or tub. These clogged-up or slow running drains can cause a major disruption in the home. When this occurs many people try to solve the problem themselves. Instead of spending time and effort to unclog the drain using a plunger as that sometimes makes the problem worse, contact an experienced drain cleaning contractor, like Horizon Services, to do the job for you. You can try one of those store-bought chemical products to dissolve the blockage, but they can damage pipes, fixtures, clothing, and skin.

The information below will answer your questions about hiring a professional drain cleaning contractor:

Q.) What types of problems can a slow drain moving drain be indicative of?

As a homeowner, you should never underestimate the seriousness of drainage problems. A clogged or slow-moving drain might seem like a small problem, but it can quickly escalate into a much bigger issue slow drains can indicate a variety of problems, including the early stages of a clog, pipes that have been narrowed due to mineral or grease buildup, or even improper grading of your drainage system. By calling a drain cleaning professional as soon as you notice slow drains, you can pinpoint the source of the problem and correct it before it escalates into bigger problems, including damaged or broken pipes.

Q.) Can Persistent sewer odors be a sign of a major drainage issue?

A. Persistent sewer odors emanating from a drain or drains in your home can be a sign of a major drainage issue, you definitely need to have it checked out by a professional. It is quite possible that pollutants have built up in your drain, causing that foul odor to seep into the home. When you call a professional, you can get an expert assessment of the actual problem. Sometimes the odor can be eliminated through a thorough drain cleaning, and in other cases you may need to replace broken sewer pipes in order to restore proper drainage to permanently eliminate the issue.

Q.) Why is it better to hire a professional to unclog a drain?

A.) A professional has years of experience and can easily identify the culprit of your clogged drain. When you try to unclog the drain yourself, you may use improper equipment that could actually damage the plumbing system in your home. A contractor has the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Q.) What types of tools and equipment will a professional contractor use to unclog a drain?

A.) After inspecting your clogged drain and identifying the problem area, the contractor will then choose which tools and equipment to use. These may include drain snakes, augers, cutting devices, or high-pressure water jets. Each clog is different, so a Drain Cleaning Contractor will have a variety of tools to choose from to do the best job every time.

Q.) What are some steps to take to prevent clogged drains in the future?

A.) To prevent your sink and bathtub drains from clogging, keep screens over your drains to prevent hair from going down the drains. Hair is one of the most common causes of clogged sink and bathtub drains. This is because the hair wads up in the pipes and prevents the water from draining. Be mindful of what you flush down your toilet because anything besides toilet paper can cause a toilet clog. Items that you should never flush down your toilet include feminine products, cigarettes, dental floss, paper towels, and baby wipes.

Contact Horizon Services

Have a clogged drain or just want to perform maintenance on your drain? Contact the experts at Horizon Services today and we will get your drain flowing again right away. Drain Cleaning Offer Applies to Residential Customers Only!

With over 20 years of service experience, we have helped thousands of homeowners in the Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Northeastern Maryland areas with their plumbing needs. Our team of plumbing professionals consists of some of the most experienced and most qualified plumbers working today in the Delaware Valley. These are top-notch plumbing technicians who can accurately diagnose and quickly fix any and all plumbing problems. Plumbing emergencies are our specialty!.

We also specialize in Sewer and Water Line Replacement!

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