Drain Cleaning: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Drain CleaningGuest Blogger: Joel Cordle

If you leave a clogged drain for too long you could be opening a door to a whole host of problems that will end up causing you more harm than good. Having a clogged drain should be dealt with as soon as possible to avoid further costs and issues from arising in your home, and we have some insightful drain cleaning information here on everything from how to unclog a drain, a toilet and whether you really need professional help to get the job done.

Can Drain Cleaning be done without Professional Help?

First, let’s approach the subject of whether a DIY job really is the best option when it comes to clearing a clog. The internet is full of many different tutorials and guides on how you can clear your drains, using a variety of different substances that can be found in your kitchen cupboards.

Whether its vinegar based products, boiling water or baking soda, these will work to a certain extent but they won’t completely remove or prevent further blockages from happening. These products and DIY methods will only clear up small blockages, and will do little to solve bigger issues.

You also need to be careful that you aren’t doing any damage to the pipes with the chemicals you are pouring down the drain.

So, yes it can be done without professional help, but not very well.

How to Choose the Right Plumber

So now you have taken the option of getting a professional in on the job. You are going to want to hire a plumber who specializes in organically clearing a clog like the one we just mentioned.

The first step is to balance price with locality as there are so many plumbers out there, so try asking friends and families for referrals on which plumber is best for you. Word of mouth is one of the biggest forms of advertising, so ask around and get yourself a few quotes to compare.

Once you have a quote that is in-line with your budget, you can contract with this plumber to come in and do the job of drain cleaning for you.

How to Unclog a Toilet

One of the biggest issues in your home can be clogged toilets. If the toilet is clogged and you believe issue is a small clog, you can do a DIY job to unclog the toilet. Just make sure you get a good pair of gloves ready because toilets are not always the most fun to deal with and can create a bit of a mess. With a decent plunger you can remove small to medium sized blockages, but just remember to stand back when you ‘pull’ as it could get messy.

Until you have unclogged anything don’t flush the toilet as this will only cause on overflow of water from the toilet. Once the clog has gone then you can flush and repeat the process if necessary.

Author bio: Joel Cordle is working for Dwellaware. DwellAware provides a online search web application to help prospective homebuyers easily and confidently find the most comfortable, highest quality home that best match their needs