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Why Store-Bought Drain Cleaning Solutions Are No Solution

Monday, September 7th, 2020

water-running-down-a-drainWe imagine if you’re like most homeowners, then when you have a clogged drain, your instinct is probably to reach for that bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaner you keep on hand for emergencies like this. Unfortunately, this is actually the worst thing you can do to remedy the situation, as it is extremely unhealthy for your plumbing system. Sure it will temporarily solve your problem in the short term, but it will only magnify the plumbing problems you’ll have later on.

Take a look below as we dive into why you shouldn’t use these drain cleaning “solutions” and why you should call the pros for the real drain cleaning solutions.

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Why You Should Choose a Pro over DIY for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 1st, 2020

plumber-using-drain-snakeWhen you have a clogged drain, it’s very easy to look for a quick fix and hope for the best. Sometimes, that quick fix works in the moment—but the question is, will the solution last?

There are times when a little DIY work around the home can quickly resolve an issue. But then there are other times when it’s better to leave the job to a pro. Drain clogs really can fall into either category. DIY attempts like using a plunger to release a superficial clog are okay, but if your choice is to use chemical, store-bought drain cleaning, we’d have to advise you to forgo the DIY method. Read on to learn why!

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Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

plumber-cleaning-drain-with-drain-snakeThe holidays may be over but they could still have their lingering effects, and no, we don’t mean on your credit card bill.

We’re talking about your plumbing! If you hosted any big meals this past holiday season, you likely made a lot of use of your kitchen sink and garbage disposal system. As such, you may have a buildup of FOG (fats, oils, and grease) and other food items.

Kitchens aren’t the only victim of the holidays, either, when it comes to your plumbing system. Visiting guests means excessive use of your bathrooms as well, where clogs are just as likely.

But how do you know if you need professional drain cleaning? Read on as we uncover some of the signs.

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This Holiday Season, Care for Your Kitchen Plumbing the Right Way

Monday, November 4th, 2019

plumber-working-on-kitchen-sink-faucetCan you believe that the holiday season is right around the corner? There are so many things for you to start thinking about as November begins—will you be taking any vacations? Did you have your heater maintained yet so it’s ready to get you through the chilly temperatures? Are you hosting Thanksgiving or any other holiday parties this year?

This last one is what we’re going to talk about today. Hosting holiday parties can be a whole lot of fun, but they can also be a whole lot of trouble if you aren’t properly prepared. Part of that preparation is ensuring you avoid certain plumbing problems that are pretty common this time of the year. Keep reading to learn more.

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Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Drain Cleaning Needs

Monday, March 11th, 2019

plumber-using-drain-snakeDrain clogs are one of those unfortunate things that just about every homeowner has to deal with at some point. But they are also one of those drain issues that most people deal with incorrectly. When a drain clog forms in the average home, it is instinct to reach for some type of store-bought drain cleaning solution to manage the problem. This is actually not a great way to deal with it, which we’ll get into more below.

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Why Liquid Drain Cleaning Solutions Are No Solution

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Drain clogs. They’re one of those unfortunate parts of being a homeowner, no matter where you live.

Drain clogs are also one of those things that most homeowners deal with incorrectly.

What we mean is that many people believe that all they need for a good drain cleaning in Scotch Plains is a bottle of store-bought, liquid drain cleaning solution. But we couldn’t think of a worse way to deal with this particular plumbing problem.

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