Making Drain Cleaning Less Unpleasant

09/07/2014 15:06

Drain cleaning can be one of the most horrible, not to mention frustrating, jobs. But it doesn't have to be unpleasant. If you know what you're doing, and you have the right tools and materials, it can be fairly simple, quick and painless. The important thing is to plan ahead, and make sure you have all of the information on the type of blockage you're going to be treating, before you start.


Do some online research on your drain and the type of blockage you have, to make sure you are going to be using the correct process and products before you actually go ahead and get started on it. There is so much information online now, that you will easily be able to find out what you need to do, and what products and tools to use. Once you have the information, go ahead and prepare. Most commonly, you'll find that a chemical drain cleaner will take care of most blockages. It is vitally important to follow the instructions on the product packaging to avoid damage or injury. Following the instructions accurately will also increase your chances of success in using the product to clear your drain.


There's a variety of drain clearing products and equipment available, and the type you choose will depend on the particular type of drain, as well as the type of blockage. You may find that if you have a blockage in two or more plumbing fixtures, a drain cleaner that is capable of removing hard as well as soft obstructions from the full extent of the drain is a good place to start.


Using an electric drain cleaning device or a Sewer Jetter should clear all obstructions from the drain opening all the way through the main sewer drain, and up to the lateral piping outside your building. This is a powerful process, and although you may do it yourself, you might want to hire a professional drain cleaner to carry out the work for you.

Whether you are using a chemical drain cleaner and doing the job yourself, or you choose to bring in a Hickory, NC professional plumbing services company to clear the blockages for you, carrying out a little research before taking any action will save you an enormous amount of time, effort and potential costly mistakes. If you decide to hire professionals, make sure you do the research and vet them thoroughly before making a decision.