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The Do’s and Don’ts of Drain Cleaning?

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Learn more about how you should handle a clogged drain in your home!

A blocked drain normally happens at the absolute wrong time.  Not that there is ever a good time to have a clogged drain but it always seems to happen when you are preparing dinner for friends or you are getting ready to go to work. Knowing what to do when a clog occurs can help you prevent further issues.     

DON’T Use Liquid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Many liquid drain cleaning products are caustic and can cause more harm than good. While the products may help remove the clog, they are very harmful to you and your pipes. If you use the products often, they can damage your plumbing causing leaks to form in your pipes. Liquid drain cleaners are not meant to be used on certain types of plumbing materials.  In addition, if the liquid drain cleaner does not work and you have to plunge your drain, use extra precautions because you could end up with chemical burns from them.  

Do Use Plungers and Snakes

When you have a clogged drain, it is best to plunger or snake your drain.  When using a plunger, make sure you have a proper sized plunger so it seals tightly around the drain opening.  If you cannot get the plunger to work, try using a snake.  By snaking a drain you can often times get the material trapped to loosen up and start draining.  If either if these methods are not working, it is best to call in a Professional Plumber to help.

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Have a Clogged Drain that You CANNOT Clear?

If you have a clogged drain that is persistent and will not unclog, contact us today, 1-843-353-0461.  Our Plumbers have several different professional plumbing cameras and snakes that they can use to see exactly what is causing the clog and work the clog loose.  We are here to help you any day or time, ensuring you can get back to normal life as fast as possible!

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“Senior technician, Joe Anderson, made plumbing repairs to an upstairs bathtub to seal leaks from flooding through kitchen ceiling downstairs. This has been an ongoing serious daily problem in this apartment since April 2015. Mr. Anderson was the first person to have a camera system with him to assess areas where water was accessing kitchen ceiling. He explained in detail what he did and what he found wrong. Water had been flowing from next door apartment whenever they used their shower for over a year now. Mr. Anderson stated he needed to get permission from apartment management office in order to proceed to correct issues in next door apartment. Management has not allowed that access yet. He also noted that a single shower curtain in the apartment next door was on the outside of that tub and felt that could be creating some of the flooding issues. Thank you Mr. Anderson for being my angel and making these repairs.” –- Lyda G.

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