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Professional Drain Cleaning vs Store Bought Drain Cleaners

When one of your drains clogs, what do you do? Do you call a professional plumber and have them deal with it, or do you buy some drain cleaning solution and attempt to clean it out yourself? If it’s the latter, there are some things you should know about store bought drain cleaners. Read on to find out why you should always have a professional handle your commercial drain cleaning services.

Drain Cleaners

Store bought drain cleaners largely use highly corrosive agents to eat through the waste that makes up the clog. While this does work, that corrosive material affects more than the clog itself. Most drain cleaners damage the drain pipes, as well. Multiple exposures to these drain cleaners can weaken the plumbing pipes, making them more prone to developing leaks. This is why professionals don’t use corrosive agents when it comes to drain cleaning. If you want to protect your drains, you should have a professional clean them out for you.

Professional Drain Cleaning Techniques

There are two primary methods used in professional drain cleaning. The first is drain snaking, which involves using a long cord with an auger on the end to remove the clog from the pipe. This is one of the oldest, and most reliable, methods of drain cleaning. The second method is hydro jetting. Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure stream of water to blast all collected waste out of the pipe. This method cannot be used on all pipes, as some of them can’t withstand the pressure involved. However, it is quite effective on the majority of plumbing systems. Hydro jetting also makes it more difficult for clogs to form in the future, as well.

Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling offers a full range of drain cleaning services throughout the Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan Areas. Call today for an appointment.

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