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August 18th, 2015 in Drain Cleaning, Plumbing Pipes

4 Big Mistakes Homeowners Make When Drain Cleaning in Shelton, CT


Water DrainMany times people attempt to take care of a clogged drain themselves, but wind up needing to call a Shelton, CT plumber anyways when things don’t go as planned. Some of the DIY drain cleaning methods that people try simply don’t work, and others do a lot more harm than good. If you’re thinking about giving one of the following methods a try, we implore you to reconsider!

Shooting water down the drain with the garden hose – Some people think that the water pressure from their garden hose will unclog their drain. Unfortunately, it’s far more likely that you’ll: A – Get water everywhere. B – Damage your plumbing pipes. Or C – Go through a lot of hassle that accomplishes nothing.

Drain cleaning chemicals – We hate to even see these store-bought drain cleaning chemicals brought into a home. They’re dangerous to children, pets, and anyone else who might be liable to get any of the liquid on their skin or in their eyes. They won’t work on a solid drain blockage and using them repeatedly (as you’ll probably end up needing to do) could very well damage your plumbing pipes.

Drain augers – A drain auger in the hands of a professional plumber might be a useful tool, but in the hands of an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer, it’s a surefire way to damage a pipe in a hurry. These are also not useful for larger pipes.

Jabbing at the drain clog with a coat hanger – Whoever thought of this idea could use a good scolding. Try this and there’s a good chance you’ll end up with a bent coat hanger stuck alongside your drain clog.

What do all these drain cleaning mistakes have in common? None of them involve calling a skilled, experienced, knowledgeable plumber! You could save yourself a lot of time, hassle, and quite possibly money by just calling Rick’s Plumbing straightaway when you realize you have a clogged drain. With our drain cleaning service in Shelton, CT, your drain will be cleaned safely and effectively without damage to your plumbing pipes! So the next time your sink, bathtub, shower, or floor drain is clogged, don’t bother looking for the DIY easy fix because it doesn’t exist. Just give Rick’s Plumbing a call!



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