Ask a Buffalo Drain Cleaning Specialist: Can’t I do it myself?

If you’ve ever been standing over your sink’s drain, watching the water slowly drain down your pipes painfully slow, you know how frustrating a clogged drain can be. What you may not know is that a clogged drain can quickly become a major problem as toilets and bathtubs get backed up: sooner or later you’re going to need to do something about it. If your first thought is to run down the local store, grab some chemicals, and pour until it works, you’re wrong. What you really need is local Buffalo drain cleaning specialist that can properly identify the issue and provide you an effective resolution.

Here are some of the issues you might run into with the do-it-yourself approach:

Store bought chemicals: It says “cleans drains in no time” right on the box! What could go wrong right? Right? These solutions can work if it’s just a minor issue, but what if your problem is greater? Even using this as a temporary solution may only mask a much larger problem that will manifest again and again. Having a technician fully inspect your system with a camera is the only way you’ll actually know how to what your issue is and how to address it. You may putting a bandage on a bullet wound while the real issue lurks in the shadows.

Using a snake or jetter without training: You just stick it down the drain and let it do it’s thing right? Wrong. Very Wrong. Attempting to fix a problem with equipment you’re not properly trained in and cause major damage to your home and the equipment. If you thought slow moving water was your issue before, just wait until you’ve wrecked your pipes AND the snake you just rented. Never let anyone who isn’t properly trained and certified in the equipment work in your home without supervision.

Hiring a second rate plumber: There are a lot of companies out there that claim they can fix any issue, and at a great price. Only a trained professional can properly assess this issues in a way that will fully fix the issue, and not just give you temporary relief. You may end up with an overly larger bill for a very minor problem, and if they don’t have the supplies, you might be waiting days before your issue can be fixed.

Your best bet is not to risk it. Call Roy’s Plumbing today and you’ll get a trained professional who will walk you through the issue, spell out your options, and address your issue right then there. Call today!

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