Why DIY Drain Cleaning is a Bad Idea

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Over time, your drains can become dirty and clogged. When that happens, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter would be happy to be your go-to for drain cleaning in Kent, WA. Cleaning drains may seem simple and easy enough, which is likely why many prefer to do it themselves.

There are various reasons as to why it might be tempting to take the DIY route over professional drain cleaning services, but it’s a bad idea for several reasons.

Chemical Drain Cleaners Can Be Harmful

Although store-bought drain cleaners are touted as highly effective against a clogged drain, these products should be avoided. These readily available products usually consist of harsh toxic ingredients that, while seemingly getting rid of clogs, can also eat away at your pipes. And since they contain harsh chemicals, off-the-shelf drain cleaning solutions can also be harmful not just to your drains but to your health as well.

You May Not Get to the Root of the Problem

You may have a deeper issue going on with your plumbing that you can’t see and the clog might just be a symptom. If this is the case, a professional drain cleaning company is better suited for the job so that the root of the clogging problem can be addressed properly.

The Risk of Further Damage

Some drain cleaning methods such as drain snaking seems like a pretty straightforward process. However, it can only cause further damage if done by someone with little to no experience. For instance, you may not have the right plumbing snake for the job and you might damage the pipes trying to force it down the drain.

Needless to say, drain cleaning is best done by a professional plumber.

It Can Be Time-Consuming

DIY drain cleaning is often time-consuming due to lack of proper skill and equipment. But when done professionally, even services such as hydro jetting can be efficiently completed in no time.

Got clogged drains? Contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter today.

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