Clogged drains are a common plumbing problem that many homeowners feel comfortable taking care of themselves. In most instances, all it takes is a simple plunger to unclog the drains and get your plumbing back in working order again. But what happens when the clog doesn’t come undone with a plunger? Should you run out to the supermarket and grab a bottle of drain cleaner? While they may help a little bit, these store-bought cleaners can’t match what a professional can do in the same situation. Here are a few reasons why you should trust a professional plumber when your drains need some additional attention.
A Professional Has the Necessary Equipment
There is no one size fits all solution that can work in every situation when it comes to drain clogs. What works well for one clog may not work for another one. Store-bought drain cleaners adopt this one size fits all approach – this may lead to an incomplete cleaning, leaving some parts of the clog intact to reform down the road. But a professional plumber has the equipment necessary to diagnose every unique drain clog, such as drain snakes and commercial-grade cleaners, and tailor their unclogging methods to its specific needs.
A Professional Has the Experience
Most homeowners have some experience working out simple clogs, but when the plunger doesn’t work that’s where the experience tends to end. But a licensed plumber has seen thousands of clogged drains in their professional life and can draw upon that experience to help address your problem the first time.
A clogged drain may seem simple enough to fix, almost as though it couldn’t really get more complicated than using a drain snake or plunger. Unfortunately, this is not true. When things go wrong with a clogged drain, it can get severely expensive. Worse yet, if you try to conduct the repairs yourself and they go wrong, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it, leaving you on the hook for the cost of the damages. But if you contact a professional plumber, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of the damages.
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Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your clogged drains (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.