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Why Do I Need a Plumber to Clear a Clogged Drain?

I’ve tried to unclog my drain but it doesn’t seem to be working. What else can I do?

When there are pools of water around your drains, a strange odor coming from your kitchen sink or water that takes forever to drain, you have a clogged drain. Oftentimes to clear a clogged drain can be more complex than it would seem. Augers, or drain snakes, will sometimes do the job, but homeowners may not know how to use them correctly or safely. Although there are some situations where unclogging a drain can be a DIY project, there are times when it becomes more than a homeowner can handle. Calling a professional like those employed by Roto-Rooter can save you time and hassle, and prevent more issues from occurring.

Why do I need to call a plumber?

You can actually do damage to the plumbing by trying to unclog a drain yourself. A common mistake when trying to clear a clogged drain is exerting too much pressure. This can cause a host of problems, including cracking or breaking the pipes. Another mistake is using drain cleaner for every clog, every time. Most drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage pipes, and with time, overuse of these cleaners can cause erosion and leaks. Certain types of pipes should never have drain cleaner used in them. Be sure to read labels thoroughly before using any clog remover product to ensure its safe use.

Do I need a video camera line inspection?

Video camera line inspections can get to the root of the problem quickly and efficiently. When your drains are clogged in a place that is not visible from the surface, or if they clog frequently, it may be a good idea to have a video inspection performed to determine the problem and solution to clogged drain lines.

Roto-Rooter is able to assist you with drain cleaning in every part of your home. We will unclog your drain, recommend a maintenance product and provide tips for keeping your drains flowing freely.