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Simple Solutions for a Clogged Drain

Clogged drains are universal problems. They’re practically in every home and with every homeowner. Sure, some people might get them more often than others, but nobody can comprehensively avoid them entirely.

Thankfully, we have some tools and skills available that help customers react to this kind of problem. Plungers, drain snakes, and other household tools can remove drain clogs and help your wastewater flow smoothly away, as long as they’re used correctly. Just make sure you steer clear of drain-cleaning chemicals. They can often be caustic and bad for your plumbing system.

But what if your household products don’t work? Then what do you do?

Turn to our team for professional support. Our drain cleaning in Stockton, CA is powerful enough to alleviate any clog. Using our expertise and hydro jetting equipment, we’ll get rid of any clog quickly and effectively.

How to Correctly Use a Plunger

Plungers are interesting tools. Most customers know how to use them, but they might not know exactly how they work.

A plunger creates a seal when it attaches to your drain. This allows you to push and pull, which increases or decrease the pressure in the drain. Pressure is a great method for alleviating clogs, because your pipes are able to withstand that change in pressure, but most clogging materials can’t.

However, it’s important that you have a plunger that fits the specific drain you’re using it on. For instance, a sink requires a sink plunger, while a toilet can utilize a toilet plunger.

Drain Snakes, Mesh Screens, and More

There are a few more tools that we recommend you have at home.

  • Drain snakes are powerful tools. They’re plastic or metal wires that you can lower into your drain carefully. They pull apart drain clogs and weaken them so water can pass them through.
  • Mesh screens help to prevent drain clogs, not necessarily alleviate them. A mesh screen will catch the materials that otherwise create a drain clog, so you’re less likely to develop a clog.

Professional Support

It doesn’t feel very good to try all of your home solutions to a drain clog and give up. When we recommend calling for professional support, we’re not asking anyone to give up on the problem. All we’re doing is asking you to consider having a specialized plumber take a look.

Plumbers have access to tools and training that regular people don’t. Our plungers are industrial-grade plungers, and our drain snakes have pulled apart thousands of clogs at this point, so we know how to use them a little differently than customers.

Plus, plumbers have access to high-tech hydro jetting systems, which use pressurized water to alleviate drain clogs of any size or material. These systems are so effective, that they rarely fail. And, to make things even better, they only take a few minutes to use, minimizing the time and cost on your end.

So, if you’ve spent hours trying to unclog your drain with no success, then it might be time to ask for help.

For a plumber you can truly count on, schedule an appointment with DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc.

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