Love is in the air, stores are overflowing with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and you're left scratching your head thinking about the perfect gift to get your lover. Valentine's Day is a big deal for some, and for others, it's a nightmare. It's all about commitment and love, and some people aren't into commitment.
We've had our share of relationship troubles ourselves, but commitment can be a good thing too. Take for instance a gaming membership like Xbox Live. Pay for a year of service at once and you'll save big. Can't commit and you'll pay more than double to use that same service.
The same is true for drain cleaning, at least in some ways. Pay to have professional drain cleaning regularly and your home will stay in good shape and you'll save. Don't get the drains cleaned and you'll pay in other ways.
What's The Deal With Drain Cleaning
Drain cleaning sounds like a pretty simple task that you could take on your own, and in some ways it is simple. There are basic tools and techniques to get the job done yourself, but they don't work as well as the professional tools. While you may get a temporary fix, you could still be dealing with issues like:
- Low water pressure.
- Water leaks.
- Smelly pipes.
- Gurgling drainage.
Even if you try and clean your drains yourself you should still pay a pro to do it a few times a year. They can get down deeper into the pipes and make sure everything is cleaned out - leaving you with health plumbing and no issues to speak of.
Get The Gunk With Hydro Jetting
Hydro jetting is one of those cool techniques that professional plumbers make use of regularly.
Basically, they hook up to your water line with a powerful pressure hose thing.
Then they send that tiny pressure hose down your pipes. On its way down it pressure washes every section of your pipe's interior edges.
That high-pressure blast cleans things up nicely and leaves you with more functional pipes than ever before. It's a pretty cool trick and is very effective for improving pipe system function throughout your home.
DIY Drain Cleaning Techniques
If you absolutely must work on your own drains, make sure that you do the job properly. Start off by pouring boiling water down the drains once and a while to loosen up gunk. This is easy to do and can help keep grease from building up.
It even helps to loosen the hair. Speaking of hair, consider adding a mesh drain cover thing to catch all that hair before it can go down your drains. This is one of the best ways to protect your plumbing.
If you really want to go all out you can pick up a drain snake as well and do some serious drain cleaning. That will get you pretty messy though, and still won't accomplish as much as a professional would. If you're renting the DIY approach might be the best option if you aren't looking to commit to the home's pipes.
However, if you are interested in committing, give us a call today and we'll help you keep your drains clean and shiny so they keep working as they're supposed to. Commitment isn't all bad, and your home will love you back for the extra thought you put into taking care of it. It's a lesson that can be applied to other areas of life as well!