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The Dos and Don’ts of a Drain Clog

When you have a tough drain clog, all you want to do is get rid of it and check the problem off of your list. It’s not an issue that you want to deal with long-term for any reason. And when you need plumbing services in Lawrenceville, GA, you can give our team a call and not deal with the problem yourself at all.

No project is too big or too small for our team to help with. You can also keep reading for some general tips on the do’s and don’ts of how to handle a plumbing clog when one inevitably happens. If you try your own DIY solutions and they don’t work, schedule an appointment with us. We can help break down the toughest clogs and make sure that no residue is left behind that could contribute to clogs again in the future.

Don’t Use Chemical Cleaners

The first and biggest rule that you need to follow when it comes to drain clogs is avoiding drain chemicals. There are a variety of drain cleaners on the market that boast the ability to break down the toughest clogs – and you may even see results when you use them. However, these highly abrasive chemicals are dangerous for your family and can also break down your pipes and plumbing fixtures along with the clog.

Additionally, drain cleaning chemicals can actually leave behind a residue that attracts additional particles to the sides of your pipes and increases your risk of clogs happening again in the future. It seems counterintuitive to what the goal of the chemicals is, but the bottom line is drain cleaning chemicals have more cons than they do pros.

Do Use DIY Solutions

Still, we do encourage you to use DIY solutions to attempt to break down a tough clog on your own before giving us a call. You can boil water and pour it down your drain to see if that loosens up a tough clog to move it the rest of the way through your plumbing system. You can also sprinkle some baking soda down the drain and then pour vinegar in afterward. The fizzy reaction between these two substances can be enough to break down clogs.

Don’t Hesitate to Call Us

Unfortunately, DIY solutions don’t always work as you hope that they would. Sometimes clogs are too deep in the system or too significant for the solutions above to help. It may seem silly to call us for a drain clog, but it’s not. We have a variety of unique tools to reach even the toughest and deepest drain clogs. 

We can use a snake tool or hydro jetting to break down clogs and eliminate any left behind residue. If a clog is so deep that we don’t know where it is, we can use a snake tool with a tiny camera to find the clog precisely. This also helps us to see the substance of the clog so we know what we’re dealing with. 

Do Act Fast

When you suspect that you have a drain clog, acting fast is the key to the best results. If you wait too long to try DIY solutions, they may not work. If you wait too long to give our team a call, a clog could lead to water backups and leaks that have an even greater impact on your home. Clogs can even corrode your pipes over time. It’s easy to hope that a drain clog will get better with time and go away, but that is not always the case.

Your Comfort Is OUR Business. Contact the team at Snellville Heating today to schedule an appointment for drain clogs and other plumbing needs.

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