If your drains aren’t running smoothly, your home isn’t running smoothly. That’s a fact. If your shower’s draining slowly or your kitchen sink is being weird – or any other plumbing issue – you may be tempted to take it on yourself to save time and keep your household moving forward. This is rarely, however in your best interests. If your drains aren’t running properly, there’s likely a buildup in your pipes that can’t be fixed with a Band-Aid-style home repair. When you’ve got an issue with your drains, it’s time to call in a Boca Raton plumber and have things done right the first time.

Drains Running Slowly? Chemical Drain Cleaners Aren’t a Good Idea

If you have a drain that isn’t running the way it should and if a simple application of the plunger doesn’t rectify the problem completely, you likely have a plumbing issue – or the beginnings of a plumbing issue – that necessitates the services of a professional plumber.

While you may be tempted to pour a liquid drain cleaner down your drain – this is, at best, a temporary fix that isn’t as simple as you think. Chemical drain cleaners can damage your pipes and lead to significant future plumbing issues. These non-professional cleaners are made of toxic compounds that can damage or further deteriorate your pipes. Further, if the cleaner does help, it’s likely done nothing more than clear a narrow passageway that will quickly build up again. Finally, these cleaners are comprised of chemicals that are not only dangerous to your health but are also bad for the environment. Better to call in the professionals, and get it done safely and correctly the first time.

Leave Professional Plumbing Tools to the Professionals

While you can purchase a plumbing snake, you aren’t experienced at handling such equipment and you could cause more harm than good. If you do manage to get your drains running again, you likely did nothing more than hollow a narrow passageway that won’t stay clear for long. A professional Boca Raton plumber not only has the appropriate professional tools but also has the necessary experience to use them effectively.

A Clogged Drain Can Be More Than Just an Inconvenience

If you’ve got a clogged drain, it’s probably extremely inconvenient, but it may also be indicative of a larger problem. If your plumbing is backed up, it can lead to a leak over time. An internal plumbing leak can cause expensive structural damage and/or mold and mildew – which is associated with health problems. In other words, a clogged drain could mean that your problems are far greater than simple inconvenience. Keeping your drains running smoothly in the first place – with the help of a professional plumber – can save you from experiencing much greater expense and inconvenience down the road.

Your Boca Raton Plumber Will Bring in the Big Guns

Don’t employ stop-gap measures to clean your drains when an experienced plumber has the skill, knowledge, and equipment to thoroughly clean your pipes and keep them that way.

These plumbing professionals have a variety of tools in their arsenal to help keep your drains running smoothly.

  • First of all, an experienced plumber has the high-tech tools necessary to effectively and efficiently identify whatever’s causing your drains to run slowly.
  • Your plumbing professional has the motorized mechanical snakes and rooters – and is experienced at using them – to safely blast through whatever is clogging your pipes (including tough root blockages).
  • Professional plumbing services also employ hydro jetting, which is a mechanism for blasting high-pressure water through your pipes and safely and effectively dislodging even the toughest clogs – while scouring your pipes clean in the process.

You vs. A Professional Boca Raton Plumber

When it comes to slow-running drains and clogged pipes, you may be able to chip away at the problem, but you are very unlikely to solve the underlying issue. Further, you may well cause greater damage. And by not bringing a professional plumber in early on, you allow that underlying problem to fester and potentially cause more significant future plumbing issues. If your drains aren’t running the way they should call in the professionals.

If Your Drains Need Cleaning, You Need an Experienced Boca Raton Plumber

If it’s time to get your drains cleaned, look no further than Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration in Boca Raton. Our professional plumbing services are the first choice of many Boca Raton residents and most insurance companies. If the issue becomes an emergency, never fear – we’re available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If your drains are running slow, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (561) 782-2779.

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