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Drain Cleaning: A Good Way to Start the New Year

Posted on: December 26, 2016

You may have a lot of resolutions for 2017 (or maybe you just like to call them “plans”). But if you don’t mind, we would like to suggest another to squeeze in. Don’t worry, it’s actually one that’s easy to do. All it takes is making a call or using an online form to contact our plumbing team and ask for professional drain cleaning services.

But I don’t have a drain clog or slow drain

You ­can call for drain cleaning in the case of an emergency; it’s definitely what you should do if you have a clog that a plunger won’t clear away. But drain cleaning is also a maintenance service—that special “ounce of prevention” that solves drain clogs long before they happen. When you have our professionals handling a full drain cleaning for your house, you can expect drain clogs and slow drains to be rare if not gone completely during the rest of the year.

Right now is a great time for drain cleaning

Encouraging you to call for drain cleaning during the start of the year isn’t only because it’s something to get out of the way. The period after the holidays is a time when drains are often in pretty bad shape. They’ve just gone through a few months of company and feasting and plenty more extra work. Build-up from cooking grease, fats, and oils can put the drains in a high-risk category for leaks. Drain cleaning gives the drainpipes a fresh start to the year when they need it the most.

Can’t I just use a liquid drain cleaner?

No… because this can actually damage your drainpipes. It’s also highly toxic and not anything you want in your house where it can splash around and cause skin and eye injury. No professional plumber recommends using store-bought drain cleaners in any capacity. Instead, let our plumbers use the finest equipment to provide thorough cleaning without hurting the drains.

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