Cleaning your drains should be in your repertoire of bathroom maintenance jobs, and chances are you’re no stranger to a bottle of drain cleaner, or chucking some vinegar and bicarb soda down a drain to stop it from smelling. When your drains are clogged, it’s super easy to just try and fix the problem yourself. Surely a high strength drain cleaner will do the job? While a DIY solution is a good quick fix, there are many additional benefits to getting a professional drain clean regularly.
Hair and blockage removal
While at-home cleaners are great for when you’re cleaning a bathroom yourself, they don’t get rid of things like hair and debris that build up over time. Even using a drain snake to remove the hair yourself is only a quick fix. If you’ve got blocked drain and use a drain cleaner you bought at the supermarket, it will only clean the pipes enough to restores function temporarily, and using a band aid solution is only likely to make a small problem a much bigger problem in the future.
If you want your pipes to last as long as possible, getting a professional drain clean is a sure way to do this. Chemical drain cleaners often destroy old pipes from the inside out, and are incredibly harsh and shorten the lifespan of your pipes, which are not something you want to have to replace. Plumbers have the right equipment to clean your drains properly without damaging them. Being preventative with your homes overall pipe-health will save you money in the long run. It’s easier to deal with a small plumbing issue than a big one, like burst pipes, a mysterious leak or water contamination. Getting in a professional will save both your pipes and your wallet.
Any cleaning involving a bathroom is guaranteed to get messy. If you don’t want to have to personally deal with clogged hair and all the other gross things you find down a drain, call in the professionals and let them deal with it. You’ll save time, money and you dignity too!
Find out the cause of a blockage
Plumbers deal with pipes all day, every day, so they know what they’re talking about. If you know you’ve got a blockage, or something seems off, getting a professional in to clean your drains can help you find the cause of the issue, and give recommendations and solutions to help it not happen again. A lot of the time when pipes become blocked, it’s because users are putting things down the drain or the toilet that don’t belong, like leftover cooking grease down the sink or baby wipes down the toilet.
Experience and equipment
Plumbers clean drains as part of their job every day. And just like you trust a doctor when you’re sick or have a broken bone, it’s best to trust the professional with the right training, and the right equipment. They’ve seen it all, and have the knowledge to deal with all sorts of plumbing issues.
Its likely at some point your had a bad smell come out of your drains, and this often indicates an issue further down the pipe, like a blockage. Your drain may seem to be working fine, but still smell. Regular professional cleaning will help you avoid build up and the smells associated with this.
So, with these new pieces of drain-cleaning information up your sleeve, think about booking a professional drain clean with us at SM Plumbing. Our highly skilled and dedicated team of plumbers are here to assist you with all your plumbing issues. Contact us now on 0406 955 527 or using our contact form.