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Debunking the Top Professional Drain Cleaning Myths

Posted by ADB Septic on October 9, 2019


Drain cleaning is an important part of keeping your home functioning properly. Clogged drains can lead to leaks, improper drainage, and damage to your pipes or even your septic system. If you have a clog in your drain, you should address it immediately to avoid any of these issues. However, before you begin the drain cleaning process, there are a few things you should know. Here are some of the most common myths about drain cleaning that you shouldn’t believe.

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1. Chemical Drain Cleaning Products are as Good as Professional Drain Cleaning

Store bought chemicals are not nearly as effective as professional drain cleaning services. Often times, these chemicals are ineffective in clearing larger clogs. Additionally, if you have a septic system, these chemicals kill bacteria that are necessary in breaking down solids in your septic tank, worsening your system’s efficiency. It’s best to pay for professional drain cleaning services to ensure that the job is done right.

2. You Can Clean Your Drain Yourself

Many people think that watching a YouTube tutorial will teach them everything they need to know about cleaning a drain. However, the process is quite complex. There are many different connecting parts in your pipes that can cause confusion. When you try to clean your drain yourself, you could hurt yourself, damage your pipes, or damage your whole septic system. It’s best to use a professional to be sure that your drain is cleaned properly without damage to your property.

3. All Plumbers Do Drain Cleaning

Many people assume that anything to do with pipes can be handled by a plumber. However, it is not required for plumbers to perform drain cleaning services. It’s best to call a septic services company that is guaranteed to perform drain cleaning services. A professional septic services company will have the proper equipment to hydro jet your pipes or use whatever other tools are necessary. Septic services companies are guaranteed to have the right tools, while plumbers are not.

4. All Liquids Can Go Down the Drain

It’s important to be careful about what goes down your drain. There are some substances that can change state in the drain, clogging your pipes. Grease and fats, for example, are liquid when they are heated up, but solidify as they cool. Therefore, if you dump grease and fats down your drain, they are likely to solidify in your pipes and create clogs. You should verify which types of liquids can go down your drain before pouring substances down it.

5. Snaking a Drain Will Clear Every Clog

Snaking a drain is sometimes an effective method to clear a clog. However, if you try to perform this method yourself, there is a good chance it will not completely clear the clog. It is easy to force a drain snake through a clog, so there is a good chance that you’ll puncture a hole in the clog without actually clearing the clog. The clog could then get worse over time and cause damage to your pipes. Instead, when you contact a professional drain cleaner they will probably hydro jet your pipes. In this process, a high-pressure stream of water blasts through your pipes, clearing every clog and completely stripping the walls of the pipes. With this method you can be sure that no debris are left that might turn into clogs later on.

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Topics: Drain Cleaning, Professional Drain Cleaning, Drain Cleaning Services, Drain Cleaning Methods

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