You have probably seen drain cleaner products on the shelves at your local home improvement store, so when your drain gets clogged or isn’t draining water like it should, you might be tempted to head down there and pick some up to fix it on your own. These products, after all, make the process seem pretty simple. Unfortunately it’s not as easy as you might think, and those products are not necessarily going to fix the problem. In many cases it’s more beneficial to hire a professional plumber in Utah.
Plumbers Understand Drains
You probably know one thing about your drains: they take water from your sinks, showers, and bathtubs to a local water treatment facility. When drains are working properly that’s really all you need to know about them, but when something goes wrong, you need to have a deeper understanding of what kinds of problems can occur in pipes and how to fix them without doing more damage. That’s where a professional plumber comes in—they have the expertise to diagnose a problem and the tools and knowledge to fix it.
They Have Better Tools
Liquid drain cleaner sold at your local home improvement big box store can help with a few things, but it’s actually pretty limited in its ability to solve problems inside your drains and it can be corrosive and damaging to many types of pipes. Unless you have a way to see inside the drain, there is also no guarantee that drain cleaner is even going to be effective. When you hire a professional plumber, they have specialized tools that will allow them to see inside your drains and identify the problem, then they have the right tools to correct any type of problem that you might have. No guessing games, no crossing your fingers and hoping that the drain cleaner fixes whatever is wrong down there.
They Offer a Guarantee
If you’re working with a reputable plumber in Utah, they will usually stand behind their work with a guarantee. That means if something goes wrong later, you will have someone who can fix it without any added costs. The alternative do-it-yourself (DIY) method offers no such guarantees, and in many cases unless you know a lot about plumbing, there’s a pretty significant risk that you might do more damage. When that happens, you will probably need to call a plumber anyway to fix your mistakes, and chances are they will cost more and be more difficult than if you had just called a professional in the first place.
DIY drain cleaners are also often harsh for your home and your pipes, and contain substances that could be harmful to the health of you and your family. Instead of taking the risk, go with a professional and get your drain fixed the right way the first time. Call Beehive Plumbing today for all your drain cleaning and drain repair needs.