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DIY Drain Cleaning: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Frustrated about clogs and buildups causing problems throughout your pipes? If your sink, tub, or toilet are experiencing inefficiency due to dirty drains, you may find yourself adding drain cleaners and DIY plumbing kits to your grocery list. Well, cross those items off right now and get in touch with our team instead! This is one job that should always be left to the pros, and we’re here to tell you why.

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A Lack Of Efficiency

Do-it-yourself kits are simply not as effective as investing in care from a professional. There are bound to be steps missed that keep your system from functioning as efficiently as possible. A trained, licensed, and insured plumber will know the ins and outs of your pipes and drains better than anyone. They also know exactly where to look and how to address any issues that may come up. There’s a reason they go through so much training and education, and investing in care from them is well worth it!

We hate to see homeowners go through the trouble of purchasing these products and putting them to use only to find that they didn’t make a difference. That’s a waste of time and money, and it triggers a lot of stress that could have been avoided.

Looking for a team in Macomb County that truly knows their stuff? Give the crew here at Stadler Plumbing a call. We’ve got your back through it all!

Flushing Money Down The Drain

Do-it-yourself drain cleaning options typically include the use of store bought cleaners. While these sometimes offer an effective short-term fix, they break down your pipes and cause damage over time. All in all, you are doing more harm than good, and you’ll wind up paying for a lot of expensive repair work down the line.

Along with this, pipes that have been exposed to a lot of chemical cleaners are more prone to experience leaks. You could also face a lot of water damage throughout your home, which tacks even more expenses onto your budget.

The final verdict? Saving a few bucks now is going to cost you a lot of money later, so make the call to our team and get the affordable care you need. This is one decision you will be glad you made!

There Could Be Bigger Problems

All in all, when it comes to your pipes and plumbing, relying on professional care is usually your best bet. There are lots of things that could be causing your drains to function poorly. If a bigger issue is occurring, the sooner the problem is addressed, the better. For instance, what you thought was a bad clog, could be tree roots messing things up. Or that lack of water pressure could be due to a design flaw that needs to be remedied.

Make the right choice, and reach out to our team today. We’re happy to help you every step of the way!

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Drain Clogging Troubleshooting

If your drains are clogged up, then you’re likely anxious to resolve the issue fast. We can’t say we blame you! Clogs can make your home look and smell quite unpleasant, and they aren’t very sanitary, either. Sometimes clogs can be addressed without the help of a plumber, but this isn’t always the case. If multiple drains in your home seem to be backing up or if you’ve tried to remove a clog time and time again with no luck, then it’s time to call Stadler Plumbing in. Our licensed team can help you out!

Avoid Chemical Solutions

If you want to try addressing a plugged up drain before calling us in, there are some dos and don’ts for tackling the job. One thing that many homeowners turn to is chemical products that claim to attack clogs as they are poured down the drain. The truth is, these products aren’t nearly as effective as they claim, and they can wind up causing some serious damage to your pipes. Even the kinds that say they won’t cause issues can still be detrimental.

These chemicals can also be bad for your health and the environment. We strongly advise against their use, and encourage some more practical techniques for do-it-yourself clog removal.

Using The Right Tools

The best tools for removing a clog are a snake or a plunger. Both can be extremely effective when used correctly, and both are safer options for your drains and pipes. If you’ve been plunging for a while and aren’t seeing any results, take a break and assess your technique. Sometimes it just takes a bit more time, depending on how bad the clog is, and it’s important to ensure the plunger is in the right position for getting the job done right.

Snakes are also great for removing blockages, as they break down the build up, allowing it to go down your drain much easier. Just be cautious and take it easy to avoid causing any damage to your plumbing. With a little patience and careful maneuvering, you’ll go be good to go in no time.

Trust in the Right Plumber

The best way to find and resolve big plumbing issues is to turn to the right plumber, and the team at Stadler Plumbing has the tools and expertise necessary for getting it done. We will efficiently source the problem, so we can take the appropriate steps to remedy the issue.

This is also a great practice for ensuring worse issues aren’t present in your drains, and it gives us the opportunity to find the problems without tearing apart your entire plumbing system. All in all, we go above and beyond to completely exceed the expectations of our outstanding customer base, a goal we shoot for every day we are business.

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