You can save yourself a ton of time and money by hiring a professional drain cleaning company (like us!) when you have clogged drains instead of trying to DIY. And we say when, not if, because IF you have drains in your home (which you do, unless you live in a cabin in the woods with no running water) then you definitely WILL be dealing with clogged drains at some point. Frustrating, we know, but true.
If it was only clean water going down your drains, maybe you wouldn’t have to worry about clogs, and we’d be out of a job. However, hair and soap from your tubs and showers, as well as food and grease from your sink, can all buildup and clog your drains. Plus, there’s always the instances of toiletries making their way into the drain, as well as other foreign items…thanks, kids (click here for 10 Things You Should Never Flush with a Septic System).
Save money – don’t use chemical drain cleaners
Buying a bottle of chemical drain cleaner and dumping it down the drain seems like it’d be the easier and cheaper solution, doesn’t it? After all, there’s no need to wait for a scheduled appointment or pay someone to come out. Definitely the way to go.
No. On behalf of your drains, your lungs, and the environment, we are asking you very politely to never use chemical drain cleaners. Ever. Again.
The biggest problem with chemical drain cleaners is that they just eat everything because they can’t tell the difference between the blockage and the pipes themselves. Often chemical drain cleaners only partially remove the blockage, so the pipe just clogs back again. And the more you use them, the more damage they cause to your pipes. So instead of saving money by DIYing that clogged drain, you just cost yourself a ton of money because now you have to hire us to repair leaking or burst pipes.
Chemical drain cleaners also contain hazardous materials that can result in chemical burns, blindness and even small explosive reactions. That’s why they come with a host of precautions such as avoid splashing, clean up spills immediately, keep away from hands, face and children, and do not use a plunger or turn on your garbage disposal after use since the chemicals may splash back at you.
It makes sense, when you think about it, that if the chemicals in store-bought drain cleaners are strong enough to cut through the buildup clogging up your drains, they’d also be strong enough to cut through your skin and lungs too.
Please inform our techs if you tried chemical drain cleaners prior to scheduling an appointment so we can take proper precautions.
As if harm to your drains, yourself and your family aren’t enough, chemical drain cleaners are extremely bad for the environment and will contaminate your septic tank if you have one, which could lead to more costly repairs in the future.
Save time – Stop plunging
You more important things to do than standing over your toilet with a plunger every time you try to flush it.
Plungers are great for solving small, immediate problems, but they can’t fix the underlying issue. Constant clogs are usually a sign of a deep blockage that your plunger can’t reach. If this is happening to you, it’s a sign of a more significant problem.
In order to clear out deep or heavy clogs out, you’ll need to hire a professional with the training and experience to utilize a professional auger or another expert plumbing tool.
Are we back to the DIY things again? This time you’re thinking about picking up a drain snake with a small crank to get down into your drain openings. Well, if you’ve ever used it one of these tools available to homeowners, then you know how hard it can be to actually latch onto a clog. Plus, these types of snakes will often reach a stuck point where cranking the auger down as much as you need to, becomes very difficult.
A drain snake sold at your local hardware store is completely different from a professional drain snaking tool. We use power snakes, which are metal cables that can be twisted into the drain to clear blockages and have an auger at the end to winch it in and out. All our technicians are trained to safely and properly use power snaking for any clog removal.
We also specialize in high pressure water jetting; a process that uses a high-pressure water hose to blast water at up to 3000 PSI into your drainpipes—no chemicals needed. Water jetting is the best way to clean any drains, including sewer laterals and storm drains. It completely scours the lining of the pipes and removes built up grease, waste and debris, even tree roots that grew into the sewer or pipes! Water jetting not only clears existing clogs but makes it harder for blockages to develop in the future, too.
Bonus – We’re guaranteed and more effective
Look, we know drains. They’re sort of our thing. This is important because we won’t just come out, clear your drains, and leave. We’ll access the situation and recommend your best, least-expensive options. We’ll even identify areas that could become an issue to help you avoid future repairs and repair costs. The knowledge and expertise you get from a professional company like us, are far more valuable than just the initial service we provide.
Plus, we guarantee the work that we do. If we come out to fix an issue, and the same issue returns a few days later, we’ll come back out to see what the problem is. We won’t just leave you hanging like an empty chemical drain cleaner bottle from the hardware store would.
How do I know my drains are clogged, anyway?
Oh, you’ll know. You’ll go to flush the toilet and the water will rise up instead of going down, your tub or sink will drain really slowly, or you’ll try to take a shower and end up standing under a gentle rain rather than steady pressure. You may also hear gurgling noises or foul smells coming from your drains.
We’ve got your back
We are your drain cleaning experts; offering state-of-the-art technology, professional and knowledgeable technicians, fair rates and detail service reports. We’re also open for emergencies 24/7, even weekends and holidays. Experience the ADB Septic Advantage today. Call us at (860) 432-5996 or visit us online at adbseptic.com.