We’ve all been spending extra time in our homes this spring as we do our part to fight the spread of the coronavirus. “Cabin fever” takes on an entirely new meaning for folks dealing with slow, sluggish drains — or worse, backed-up sinks, tubs, or toilets.
Finicky plumbing is a hassle, and it’s tempting for homeowners to brush off these types of inconveniences and keep pressing on with daily life, hoping to save money. So, maybe you noticed something wasn’t quite right with your kitchen sink — or you smelled something not so pleasant in the bathroom — and thought a little bit of work with the plunger or a bottle of chemical drain cleaner would do the trick.
Here’s a better idea: schedule a good spring cleaning for your drains!
Here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, leading drain cleaning experts in and around Charleston, SC, we know what happens when a clogged drain goes unaddressed. Before we highlight some of the benefits of professional drain cleaning, let’s take a look at how NOT to handle drainage issues in your home.
This infographic illustrates four consequences of ignoring a clog.
Once you’ve decided that you have to tackle your clog head-on, how exactly should you do that? Using a plunger or even a drain snake is a viable option, but we don’t recommend trying out any homemade tools or professional equipment that you haven’t been trained to operate. We also try to steer people away from chemical drain cleaners, as they are quite caustic and can actually damage your pipes.
For more than just a temporary solution, your best bet is to call a plumber to have your drains cleaned. A trained technician can:
- Improve drainage.
- Keep clogs from recurring.
- Ensure your drains are free of debris and bacteria.
- Rid your home of foul plumbing odors.
- Extend the lifespan of your pipes.
- Identify any larger problems within your pipes or sewer lines that might need to be repaired before they get worse and cost you more money.
Plumbing problems can make life more stressful than it needs to be. With LimRic in the neighborhood, there’s no reason to “grin and bear” sluggish drains or clogged sewer lines in Charleston, SC, and the surrounding region. For more information about our drain and sewer services or to schedule a drain cleaning, contact our team today!