Plumbers 911 - Maine
24 Aug

Tough drain clog? Reasons it may be time to call a Maine Plumber

Everybody’s drain will clog at some point, usually when it is most inconvenient, like during a family barbecue or when you have guests visiting. When your drains clog, your entire household can shut down. 

When is a drain clog something you can handle yourself and when should you call a professional? Time is of the essence, and you could spend days trying to DIY a solution only to determine you need a plumber.

Sometimes, it is just easier to call a contractor through Plumbers 911 Maine so you have a solution fast. Our plumbing contractors offer emergency services and can often come to your home that very day.

Here are a few reasons you might want to call a contractor through Plumbers 911 Maine rather than try to fix a clogged drain yourself. 

The plunger does not work

Nine times out of 10, the plunger will fix a basic drain clog, until it does not. Grease clogs, for example, can be located so deeply and tightly inside a pipe that a plunger will not move anything through. Give it a few tries, making sure the plunger is well sealed. 

If it does not work, chances are your clog is too big for a plunger.

A drain snake does not work or you do not have one

Available at most hardware stores, drain snakes work well when you have hair clogged near the opening, such as a sink or shower drain. But many clogs are too tough for a household drain snake. If you don’t have a drain snake, and questioning if it is worth the cost, there is a good chance it won’t help much, especially if you have never used one before. 

That’s why we recommend calling a contractor through Plumbers 911 Maine. They have trained plumbers with specialized drain snakes that can clear out the toughest clogs.

Chemical drain cleaners can damage pipes

We do not recommend using a chemical drain cleaner. For a really tough clog a plunger cannot budge, a drain cleaner probably will not help, either. Worse, it is full of dangerous, abrasive chemicals like sulfuric acid or lye, which can cause caustic damage to your pipes. They may also risk contaminating the water supply to your house.

You have multiple clogged drains at once

If you notice a drain in your house has clogged, check other drains for clogs. If you find you have multiple drains clogged, you have a bigger problem – more than any plunger can solve. The cause is likely a main sewer line is clogged. There is not much you can do without high tech equipment to fix this problem.

Call Plumbers 911 Maine to clear a stubborn clog

The contractors at Plumbers 911 Maine have highly specialized tools to clear your pipes. They can insert a hose deep within your drain and use high pressure water to clean out debris. 

They can also use motorized drain augers, otherwise known as drain snakes that are much more powerful than what you can buy at a hardware store. It is one of the fastest ways to clear a stubborn clog. But only a professional should use a drain auger, as it is easy to damage your pipes.

Call Plumbers 911 Maine to get connected with a licensed plumber who can fix your serious clogged drains. Our contractors make emergency house calls and can often come out the same day. Let a licensed plumber help you say goodbye to stubborn clogs.

All Plumbers 911 contractors employ licensed plumbers who are highly trained and vetted. They also are drug tested, insured and bonded. Call Plumbers 911 Maine and schedule a time to meet with a trusted licensed plumber!

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link:

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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