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Why Hire a Professional Local Drain Cleaning Service?


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Drain cleaning may seem simple enough. But plumbing companies provide it for a few reasons. If you’re thinking of cleaning one or more drains yourself, we’ll explore why hiring a local drain cleaning service in Greenville or Spartanburg is the better approach.

Chemical Drain Cleaners Aren’t Always Safe or Effective

Liquid drain cleaners often don’t fully resolve the problem. These are some reasons to avoid them:

  • Treated drains often clog up again soon.
  • The solution may not remove deeper clogs.
  • It can leave behind an unsightly residue. 
  • Products with sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid can damage pipes. 
  • Some chemicals are harmful if touched or accidentally consumed. 

Plumbers typically use non-chemical cleaners or special equipment to remove clogs from drains and pipes.

You Don’t Know What the Clog Is Made Of

You can’t know the nature of a clog without seeing it. A plumbing technician uses a specialized camera to inspect the drain and pipe. They can identify jewelry, toys, or other solid objects on a video screen. They can also determine if grease, food waste, or mineral scale is causing the problem and plan the best way to remove the blockage.

Something Else May Be Wrong

A clogged drain may be a symptom of a larger problem. That’s another reason to call a local drain cleaning service. If a toilet or sink is clogged, the cause may be somewhere else. If the issue recurs or affects multiple drains at once, assume the problem is deeper in your plumbing. 

Backed-up drains on the lowest parts of your home can indicate a serious issue. A blocked or collapsed sewer line is a real possibility. To be safe, turn off your water supply and call an emergency plumber.

Plumbers Use Professional Tools

A licensed plumber is trained to use various tools for drain cleaning. Most people have a plunger or even a simple drain snake at home. But they don’t have the tools a professional is equipped with and trained to use, such as:

  • Heavy-duty manual or electric auger machines that reach deep into drains and pipes.
  • A bacteria and enzyme-based solution to safely break down clogs without leaving behind residue. 
  • Hydro jetting machines for clearing stubborn clogs with pressurized water, which avoids digging or replacing pipes.

Professionals Can Avoid Further Damage

Burst pipes can cause extensive damage inside walls and ceilings. Drain cleaning reduces pressure on your pipes, making them less likely to break. A water overflow can damage walls, floors, plaster, structural materials, and furnishings very quickly and can also lead to mold. These are costly issues to resolve.

Hiring a Contractor Saves Time and Money

A plumber can prevent or minimize water damage that can lead to expensive restorations. Drain cleaning is an effective form of maintenance. It can avoid bigger problems like burst pipes, water contamination, and corrosion. Therefore, you can avoid downtime associated with replacing pipes, decontaminating your home, or tearing out walls and floors. A drain cleaning service can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

Waldrop Provides Local Drain Cleaning Services in Upstate South Carolina

If you live in the Greenville and Spartanburg area, you can count on Waldrop for professional drain cleaning services. We can flush drains using the eco-friendly Bio-Clean® solution or with hydro jetting that safely clears drains of the most stubborn clogs, including tree roots. If necessary, we employ the latest leak detection methods and repair cracked or corroded drains. To schedule service, contact us online or call (864) 536-0887.

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