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The Power of Professional Drain Cleaning

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The plumbing in your home is designed to last for nearly an entire lifetime, but that doesn’t exempt it from problems here and there. And drain clogs are perhaps the most common plumbing problem that our technicians run into. If you’ve ever had a drain clog, you may have attempted to fix it yourself. But have you ever considered scheduling a professional drain cleaning? 

If you have persistent drain clogs, they may require more than just your hardware store solutions. Especially when you consider that there may be a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. If you have a stubborn drain clog and need 24-hour plumbing in Calgary, AB, our team can help. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of professional drain cleaning. 

Did You Know That Store-Bought Chemicals Can Damage Your Pipes?

When you have a sink or shower that’s slow to drain, you may run to the hardware store for a chemical product that promises to break down stubborn clogs. But those same chemicals that offer a quick fix for your drain clog can also wreak havoc on your plumbing. The chemical alternatives only work for certain types of clogs – and you may not know the cause of your slow-draining plumbing.

If you have a small amount of build-up, you can still try to solve it the DIY way without chemicals. Instead, pour one part of baking soda into the affected drain. Follow it with an equal part of vinegar and then steaming hot water. This solution is also great for drains that smell bad. You may have to repeat this a couple of times before you see results. If baking soda and vinegar don’t work, you really need to call a professional.

The Benefit of Expert Assistance

While calling a professional may seem like overkill, it’s actually an investment in the life of your plumbing for several reasons:

  • Identify a larger problem if there is one and fix it
  • Protect your plumbing by not pouring chemicals down your drains
  • Invest in a long-term fix rather than a temporary one
  • Make a better choice for the environment

You can also try using a plunger to break up a stubborn clog, although plungers don’t always work. A plunger may simply push the clog further down into your plumbing system without breaking it up. Using a plunger can take a lot of force and effort. If you have delicate sinks, you may cause additional damage to your fixtures. 

Call a Plumbing Professional

There are professional-grade drain augers that you can buy at your local hardware store. But without plumbing knowledge, you may not be effective at using the tool to bust up a clog in your drain. After all, the plumbing problem may be bigger than you realize.

It’s especially important to call a professional if you have multiple areas of your home draining slowly. This points to a much larger problem that may be deep in your plumbing system. Our team has motorized augers and even video cameras that we can use to look deep into your plumbing system and break down the toughest clogs without damaging your plumbing. 

Contact Ace Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing needs. Happy Today or You Don’t Pay!

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