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Can I Clean My Drains On My Own?

clogged-sink-drainYou can try to clean your drains yourself, but the fact of the matter is that you are not equipped nor trained to do the job as effectively as possible. Clearing out a drain enough for water to pass through, only for it to clog up again before much time passes, is not the type of outcome that you deserve. That is why we recommend that you schedule professional drain cleaning in Bradenton, FL with a member of our team. Remember,  “Quality doesn’t cost…it pays!”

Why Hire a Professional Plumber?

If your preferred course of action is to run out to the hardware store and buy a liquid drain cleaner when your drains back up, you’re not going to get great results. These cleaners are corrosive, and they are not eco-friendly. Worse yet, they simply are not as effective as manufacturers’ commercials will generally lead you to believe.

Often what happens with these cleaners is that they clear enough of the clog for the cleaner and water to pass through the drain, but they also leave some of it behind as the cleaner passes through. The portion that is left behind will then catch materials going down the drain with ease, and you’ll have a reformed clog to deal with before long. We may use drain openers when cleaning your drains, but we will also pair them with other techniques and will inspect the issue thoroughly to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Using a hand auger may seem like a more effective gambit, but in truth these tools are often misused by non-professionals. You run the risk of simply forcing the auger through a clog, and mistakenly thinking that you’ve effectively removed it. Again, the clog will grow back before long. We have powerful augers that we can use, and inspection equipment that allows us to evaluate the finished job.

Schedule your drain cleaning with Wimpy’s Dependable Plumbing. Call 941-322-1911 today and find out why our customers say, I Love My Plumber!

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