Reasons Calling a Plumber for Help with a Clogged Drain can be Best

February, 2014 by Alma Abell

Anytime there are clogged drain problems in a home, it can be a very stressful experience for the homeowner. Not only do they have to worry about the damage a backed up drain can possibly cause to the home and the things within it, but they also must try to figure out how to correct the problem as quickly as possible. Because of this, very often a homeowner will decide to try to correct the problem on his or her own.

There are many ways a homeowner can correct a drainage problem in their home. Plungers will often work to move the clog and allow water to begin draining once again. If the clog does not respond to a plunger, a hand held plumbing snake can sometimes be used to dig out the clog and free it from the pipes. In addition, there are home remedies such as using a combination of vinegar and baking soda to remove the blockage. While some of these techniques may work, often the results are only temporary and the clog will reappear later on.

When this type of problem happens, it is best for a homeowner to contact a professional company, such as Drain Right Services, for assistance with the problem. Many times a clogged drain may be the result of issues deep inside the pipes of the home. In order to correct this type of problem it will generally require heavy duty equipment used by a professional who understands how to use it properly.

Most plumbers will first begin work on this type of problem by sending a special type of camera into the pipes of the home. This camera will allow the plumber to see exactly what is causing the blockage in the pipes and this will allow them to choose the right type of tools for the job.

Many clogs are caused by a buildup of hair, food scraps and grease, which has become lodged deep in the drain pipes. In this type of situation, a plumber may need to use a heavy-duty auger, which can reach the clog and tear it up so water can move freely. In some cases, the clog may be caused by a buildup of grease, soap scum and other organic matter, which is lining the interior of the pipes. Often the plumber will need to use a hydro jet to clean this matter from the pipes completely.