With so many options for DIY drain cleaning available at the local big box store, it’s easy to believe that those are the best options. After all, they’re quick and cheap, right? Well, when it comes to the health of your plumbing, the quickest and cheapest solution may not be what’s best in the long run.

Harmful Chemicals – A popular DIY solution for drain clogs is often as simple as pouring a heavy dose of harsh chemicals down the sink, tub, and shower drains. And though these chemicals are often effective at breaking up organic matter that may be building up, an all-in-one solution is rarely the best solution. Such extreme methods are usually not necessary, when a more gentle solution is available. Harsh DIY chemicals present hazards to human users as well as the environment as a whole, and they may end up causing deterioration to the interior of pipes as well.  

Manual Cleaning – Manual DIY cleaning methods may include removing traps or using snaking tools. While these drain cleaning solutions can prove to be gentle and effective for trained professionals, many property owners end up actually inflicting more damage to their plumbing in the process. Improperly used tools can cause fractures in the pipe system that end up requiring costly repairs. It’s better to leave trap removal and snaking to a trained and licensed plumber.

Solutions – At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we’re equipped to handle all types of drain cleaning jobs. Scheduling one of our crew members to come out for regular drain cleaning is a great way to improve the function and extend the life of your plumbing system. Residential properties benefit from yearly cleaning, while commercial customers may require monthly maintenance for grease traps. No matter what, regular professional drain cleaning is the most gentle, effective, and environmentally friendly way to go. We do the work quickly and save you the hassle of DIY solutions!  

Give us a call to set up a free estimate for drain cleaning. You’ll be glad you did!