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Drain Clogged? Why You should call a Plumber

Plumbers Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Drain Clogged
It’s happened to all of us at one time or another – you turn on the shower and wait for it to warm up only to step in a minute or two later into an inch of standing water. You check the plug and it’s open; you turn off the shower and see if there’s anything covering the drain. In the end, you realize you have a clog. At this point, most people will try and use a plunger to see if they can dislodge the clog and get water moving again.

When this doesn’t work, some people turn to liquid drain cleaners. In some cases, liquid drain cleaners dissolve the clog but there’s no way of knowing if it’s a temporary fix or a long-term solution. When water begins to drain slowly again or backs up in a day or two, in frustration you might be tempted to stick a hanger down the drain to see if you can fix the problem. Why not call a plumber and fix the problem once and for all?

Clogged Drains – Making Matters Worse

A number of things can cause a clogged drain – a collection of hair and debris, globs of soap, or a problem with the drain itself. In other cases, problems with pipes or issues with drainage into the city main can create backups as well. In the end, you may have a serious problem on your hands that plunging or liquid drain cleaner can only temporarily fix.

Additionally, while some drain cleaners are intended to dissolve organic matter only, others contain hydrochloric or sulfuric acid and may damage certain kinds of pipes. Using an object like a hanger – something that wasn’t built for the purpose of clearing a drain – could result in part of it breaking off and causing further complications.

When to call a Plumber

While it’s true that not all clogs need a plumber, if you have to continually use liquid drain cleaner, you may have a more serious problem that needs looking at. Or, if you use liquid drainer and the clog doesn’t go away, you want to avoid plunging the drain and possibly splashing yourself with the drain cleaner that has now accumulated in your bathtub or sink. Here, an experienced plumber can use a snake to safely and completely remove the problem.

If you have a clog and need a plumber, call Dallas-Fort Worth plumbers at Public Service Plumbers at 214-363-4477 today.

We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.

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