Is Drain Cleaning a DIY Plumbing Repair?

Posted on: May 14, 2014

If you need a plumbing repair in Palm Harbor, you know the company to call is Midway Services (regardless of the time of day or night it is). But what about when it comes to a clogged drain? To most people, the solution seems simple: go to the store and buy Drano. To many, it doesn’t seem necessary to call for professional services when the issue is seemingly caused by too much hair and gunk in the drain.

We have become a society always looking for the quick-fix. We think everything should, and does, have a fast, simple solution. We don’t like considering the fact it might be in our best interest to have some patience and consider all angles of the siutation before deciding upon the best course of action.

Drano: Might Do More Harm Than Good

When it comes to plumbing repairs, while the solution may be a simple one, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is something you should do yourself. Drano and similar chemicals are often just a temporary remedy. It is normal for drains to experience some back and build up over time, but the chemicals in these over the counter products can actually add to the congestion. They are also very corrosive and have high potential for damaging your pipes.

Plumbers often have to unscrew the drain tap to access everything that could be causing the cloggage. This is a dangerous thing for the inexperienced to attempt as it is possible to come in contact with lye, which can severely burn your skin.

Get to the root of the problem by calling a professional so you don’t end up doing more harm than good, and so you don’t end up wasting more money, time and energy than necessary.

If your drain keeps getting clogged, that is a sure sign your trips to the store for Drano should be put to rest. For professional and affordable plumbing repairs in Palm Harbor, give us a call at Midway Services today. We will come out to your home to assess the problem, and offer the best course of action to make sure the problem does not persist.


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