When a plumbing fixture like the sink, toilet, or bathtub is clogged and a plunger won’t help, many homeowners grab a plumbing snake. However, using a plumbing snake could end up doing more harm than good. Here are three reasons to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration instead of grabbing a plumbing snake to work on the clog:
Using the Wrong Snake
Many people don’t know there are different types of plumbing snakes and other plumbing equipment for clogs. Using the wrong type for the job could scratch the porcelain of the toilet bowl or damage a plumbing pipe. The plumbers at All Star know which piece of equipment has the right power and length to successfully eliminate a clog.
Any home DIY projects involving plumbing can bring a small risk of injury. With plumbing snakes, the energy in the coiled wire can cause it to recoil and injure the user. Professional plumbers are well versed in using all kinds of plumbing tools, lessening their risk of injury.
Avoiding the Cause
While snaking the drain may get rid of the clog at the time, it can come back if the main problem has not been repaired. Simply removing the clog each time it happens avoids getting down to the real issue. Leaving this issue to fester and cause further damage. All Star Plumbing and Restoration can determine what is causing the clog and get rid of the problem completely.
If the clog is so bad that a plunger can’t get the job done, calling All Star Plumbing and Restoration is a homeowner’s best bet. This lessens the chance of broken plumbing pipes and fixtures, possible injuries, and helps get rid of the clog for good.