When To Call A Plumber For Drain Problems

Posted on: 20 September 2018

While there are some drain problems you may be able to handle on your own, there are also some that will require a plumber to fix. The most important thing for you to understand is your abilities. The minute you find there is something wrong that you are unsure of how to proceed, it is time to call in the professionals. In addition, here are a few other situations that you should contact a plumbing service like Newmans Plumbing Service and Repair LLC  to clean your drain.

Slow Draining

If you have a drain that is draining slow and is not fixed after using a drain cleaning product you should contact a professional. Slow draining is often caused by a partial blockage deep in the system. This could be a partially collapsed pipe or one that has tree roots breaking into it. The best way to find out exactly what is happening is by letting a plumber come and send a camera into the drain.

Chronic Clogs

Chronic clogs are clogs that keep coming back. While you may be able to use some drain cleaning to clear them, they always seem to come back in a short time. This is often due to a buildup of grease or minerals that a regular drain cleaning product cannot clean out. It may also be due to a partially collapsed pipe that that catches crease and other debris as it tries to get by. A plumber will be able to find the problem and clean it out completely so that you won't have to worry about any more clogs in the near future.

Sewage Backup

Any time you have sewage backing up into your bathtub, toilet, or shower stall the problem is beyond the average do-it-yourselfer's abilities. You need to have the problem taken care of as soon as possible to keep people from getting sick. Sewage can contain a lot of bacteria that is not healthy. In many cases, there is going to be some major work required that will involve having a part of your yard dug up to get to the clog.

While you may be able to save a bit of money when you take care of a plumbing problem yourself, if you are not sure of what you are doing or have the right tools, you will end up with a bigger problem than what you started with. This is going to cost you even more money than if you had called the professional in the first place.

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Knowing When It’s Time to Call the Plumber

My name is Jason Lawrence, or around my house I’m sometimes known as “Daddy Fix-It.” My wife Sarah and I have four children all under the age of ten. I didn’t start out as a guy who was handy around the house, but I am learning to become a do-it-yourselfer for sure. Did I mention that I’m a bit stubborn? There are times I struggle with projects a little too long, and it takes my wife stepping in to convince me that it’s time to call a professional. I’ve become especially handy with plumbing projects. I don’t know why kids think toys belong in the toilet and doll hair is good for the bathtub drain, but around here those are weekly events. I’m going to share some of my experiences, how I fixed some of our plumbing problems, and when it becomes time to call the plumber.

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