Each summer we look around our home and begin to carry out the much needed maintenance that is usually needed after a difficult winter of freezing temperatures, rain and often snow. One area that is often ignored is the drainage system within a home, keeping up with regular drain cleaning can mean the difference between a low cost visit from a plumber or an expensive plumbing repair.
Most homeowners will notice their bath, basin or toilet begins to slow down when it is drained at some point or other, this can often be the result of a buildup of objects being flushed or drained into the pipes over time. Calling out a plumber as soon as these problems begin is the best choice to keep the cost of the maintenance down and the inconvenience at a minimum.
In general, plumbers will use pipe snakes to delve deeply into the blocked pipe and attempt to remove as much material as possible without having to remove any fixtures to replace the blocked piping. This is a far better choice than using DIY style chemicals to remove a blockage, not only do these generally fail to remove a large blockage, but they can damage the drainage system in the long term. Chemicals often corrode the pipes used in a drainage system and cause more costly repairs to be required in the near future.
When a plumber is called out each summer to handle some preventative maintenance, they also generally conduct a small inspection of the drains and sewers of a home to check for further issues. When a plumber discovers a problem before it becomes a major issue, they can often complete the needed repairs for a fraction of the cost they would require when reaching their zenith as a major problem.
A low cost drain inspection call out is usually the best option for keeping the plumbing of a home at its highest working level throughout the year and a good option for avoiding costly future repairs.
Is your Columbia home in need of professional drain cleaning? Call Plumbing Solutions at (803) 513-5749 for the best services in your area!