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Why Hire a Pro for a Clog?

A clogged drain can quickly become a big hassle, interrupting your everyday routine when you can’t take a shower or wash the dishes.  Removing a clog seems like a simple enough job, but sometimes it is one that is best left to the professionals.  Why shouldn’t you just take care of it?  Attempting to remove a clog yourself could result in damage to your plumbing as well as greater expenses.  Hiring a professional is often the better alternative.

Do-it-yourself remedies only really work when the clog is very close to the drain.  It’s not uncommon for a clog to get pushed further into the plumbing system and require professional removal.  Drainage could also be slowed down by tree roots that have grown through your drainage pipes, a serious issue that you may not be aware of.  A plumber with the right technology can inspect your drain pipes with a camera and be able to tell you exactly what’s wrong.

Chemical drain cleaners are bad for your pipes as well as the environment.  The caustic chemicals in liquid drain cleaners are extremely corrosive.  They not only dissolve the clog but can also do serious damage to pipes of any material.  Safety precautions are required when these cleaners are being used, as they can cause chemical burns on skin and clothing.  Any unused cleaner must be treated as hazardous waste, and even the packaging can’t be recycled due to possible contamination.  All in all, chemical drain cleaners are not to be handled carelessly and should only be used in certain situations.

Hiring a licensed plumber has many benefits.  Your plumber has all the right tools to diagnose a clog accurately as well as remove it without damaging your pipes.  A&W Plumbing is equipped with the latest technology, including sewer cameras to detect the clog quickly.  We also offer hydro water jetting, which not only removes clogs but also cleans and restores the pipe to like-new condition.  It’s safe for your pipes and the environment.  Give A&W Plumbing a call any time a clog gets in your way!