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.