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The Six Most Common Questions We Get About Drain Cleanings

Professional drain cleaning services are exactly what they sound like — a cleaning technique that removes debris and buildup from your plumbing. While everyone knows they need clear and clean pipes, there’s a lot about drain cleaning that people don’t know or never even thought to ask. While we’re always happy to speak to you on the phone about any questions you have, you may be able to find the answer you’re looking for down below.

1. How Do I Know if My Drains Need Cleaning?

While the most obvious answer is certainly a clog, that’s not the only answer. Other signs you need a drain cleaning are:

  • Slow-draining sinks and tubs
  • Overflowing toilets
  • Water backups
  • Horrible odors
If you detect these issues, you could probably benefit from drain cleaning services.

2. Why Do I Need a Professional Drain Cleaning?

With chemical drain cleaners on the shelves of nearly every home improvement store, this is a question we get constantly. The main reason is because chemcial cleaners do more harm than good. While they might act as a quick fix, chemical cleaners actually damage the lining of your pipes and leave them susceptible to cracks and dents. At Mr. Rooter, we use professional, chemical-free techniques to clean your drains the safe and eco-friendly way.

3. What Are the Benefits of a Drain Cleaning?

Along with protecting your pipes from further damage, drain cleaning helps prevent recurring clogs. While cleaning your drains, plumbers may detect other issues. This early detection may help you avoid costly plumbing repairs.

4. Do I Need a Video Camera Drain Inspection?

Video cameras are often used to get a closer view of the clog and to find the source of the problem. In most cases, the video camera gives our technicians a better understanding of the situation before they begin using their drain cleaning techniques.

5. Are You Licensed and Insured?

Yes, we are fully licensed, bonded, and insured! This means our plumbers and you as a homeowner are protected in case of damage or injuries.

6. What Can I Do to Prevent Clogged Drains?

The best way to prevent clogs is to pay attention to what you put in your sinks, tubs, and toilets. Keep grease and food out of the sink and avoid flushing anything other than waste and toilet paper down your toilet.

Despite your best efforts to prevent drainage issues, clogs can still occur. If you need assistance with your clogged plumbing, professional drain cleaning services can help remove the clog quickly and efficiently without damage to your plumbing.