The world is full of myths, misconceptions and outright misleading advice about plumbing, which is why you’re better off taking anything you hear with a grain of salt – especially when the source of the information is not a professional plumber.
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the realities behind some of the most common misconceptions about drain cleaning to help you understand why you should not clean your drains on your own.
Drain Cleaning Myth 1: I can save money tackling a clog on my own instead of hiring a professional.
Fact: While you may think you have what it takes to handle DIY drain cleaning, even people who are relatively handy around the home often try and fail to resolve clogs on their own, making the problem worse in the process. However well-equipped your toolbox or garage is, you don’t have specialized equipment like a sewer drain camera or robotic equipment to cut up tree roots, nor do you have the training required to use these tools correctly.
Drain Cleaning Myth 2: I can use commercial drain cleaner to dissolve my drain clog.
Fact: Commercial drain cleaners create more problems than they solve. These products contain harsh, caustic chemicals that can damage your plumbing fixtures and corrode your pipes, and they can also be hazardous to humans, animals and the environment. It’s better to avoid these products altogether and trust the job to a professional.
Drain Cleaning Myth 3: I can teach myself how to clean my drains by researching it online.
Fact: While it’s easy to find “expert” information about pretty much any topic on the Internet, this well-meaning advice can do more harm than good. A series of homemade YouTube tutorials on plumbing can never substitute for the extensive training and experience a licensed plumber has, and you could cause more damage to your pipes by using incorrect drain cleaning techniques.
Professional Drain Cleaning in Northern Virginia
Freedom Plumbers is proud to put our expertise to work helping our neighbors in the Baltimore, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas with the reliable drain cleaning service you need. Whether your drains are slow or blocked, or you want to schedule preventive maintenance, our licensed technicians are here for you.