Clear and unimpeded drains are a vital part of home sanitation, and professional drain cleaning is the best way to maintain high levels of cleanliness and safety. It’s important to keep in mind that not all drain problems are a result of clogs and backups. If water is draining more slowly than it should be, or if drained water is pushing its way back into your sinks and toilets, you’re in need of a drain cleaning.
While it may be tempting to resolve these problems on your own, you’ll often end up doing more harm than good. Using harsh and abrasive chemicals to clear drains harms the environment, and it only provides a temporary solution. This course of action is recommended only for the most minor and straightforward everyday maintenance tasks. Any significant clog or backup should be professionally assessed by an experienced plumber, with the knowledge and specialized equipment to correctly diagnose and solve it.
Some homeowners have caused hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damage by attempting to fix drain problems on their own. This is simply the result of inexperience and a lack of know-how; many drain problems are caused by systemic issues that aren’t really located at the site where the issues are occurring. Professional attention is the most reliable means of diagnosing problems, and is the most cost-effective solution in the long run.
If you’re ordering a professional drain cleaning, you should know what to look for in a plumber. All plumbers are required to have valid and current licenses, which are issued by a state regulatory board. Never hire a plumber who cannot verify that his or her credentials are complete and current. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting subpar service and may have limited recourse if things go wrong.
At Cool Power, LLC, we’re pleased to offer professional drain cleaning at a very affordable price as part of our commitment to provide Long Island homeowners with comprehensive service. If you’re having drain problems, or if you’re experiencing any other home comfort issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about drain cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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