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Drain Clogged? Why You should call a Plumber

August 26, 2020 | Blog

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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 anything is 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, you might be tempted to stick a hanger down the drain to see if you can fix the problem. Just in case you were wondering, the coat hanger trick will NOT work. So, why not call a plumber and fix the problem instead?

Clogged Drains – Making Matters Worse

Several 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 severe 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 to clear a drain – could result in part of it breaking off and causing further complications.

When to Call a Plumber

Not all clogs need a plumber. However, if you have to use a liquid drain cleaner continually, you may have a more severe problem that needs attention. Alternatively, 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. Remember, liquid drain cleaner chemicals are caustic and can cause serious harm to your health. 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.

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