Advice from Drain Cleaning Pros
Most Chicago homeowners, business owners, and property owners will rarely think about their building or home’s sewer and drain lines until there’s a plumbing emergency. And that’s 100% understandable. The innovation involved in making our sewer and drain system so invisible to us on a daily basis is a modern miracle. Unfortunately, despite the remarkable reliability of modern plumbing systems, they still aren’t perfect.
Plumbing problems like backed up sewer drains can result in extensive property damage and painfully costly repairs. To prevent such a headache like clogged sewer drains and overflowing toilets, it’s important to have regular maintenance performed by a competent plumber like a qualified Rocket Plumbing sewer and drain specialist.
All of Rocket Plumbing’s Chicago plumbers are certified, experienced, and trained to handle any drain cleaning project, from unclogging the main sewer line with our Hydro Jet, to tackling an outside sewer line cleanout of Roots, Corrosion, or Rust with our new Picote Milling machine.
Advice From us
Can we let you in on a little secret? Having a few basic plumbing items on hand in your home can help avoid emergency plumbing calls. While we love to help our customers in need, we appreciate it when our customers have the tools and knowledge to solve their own plumbing problems even more! If you find yourself struggling with a clogged drain, take our advice:
- As a general rule, avoid liquid chemicals. Depending on what your plumbing system consists of, chemicals can erode or damage your pipes beyond repair.
- Even professional plumbers start with a plunger. Having a good plunger in your home can help solve a lot of plumbing problems. When in doubt, plunge it out! Use proper plunging methods such as pouring hot water down the drain before plunging and using vigorous movements.
- If plunging doesn’t work, try a hand drain snake. Drain snakes are available at virtually any hardware store and are another great plumbing tool to have on hand. Inserting the snake into the clogged drain can help to push through whatever blockage exists in your pipes.
If you’ve tried these DIY attempts at clogged drain repair and the clog still hasn’t budged, give us a call. Our professional emergency plumbers at Rocket Plumbing in Chicago can handle the toughest clogs to get things flowing smoothly.
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