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Trust a Plumber to Handle Clogs in Your Drains

plumbing-repair-servicesClogs in our drain pipes are fairly common occurrences, and it’s never pleasant to see the water in your sink or tub backing up instead of draining away like you need it to. The go-to solution for such problems is to purchase a store-bought cleanser or perhaps a snake from a nearby hardware store. Such methods and cheap and relatively inexpensive, which is why they’re so popular. Unfortunately, they rarely work effectively and must often be applied multiple times to fix the problem. A professional plumber, on the other hand, can get the clog fixed the right way and ensure that it doesn’t trouble you again.

Why Don’t Store-Bought Solutions Work?

The primary problem with store-bought solutions is that they’re designed to treat any kind of clog, whether it’s coffee grounds, toothpaste, pasta, congealed fat or human hair. That’s a wide variety of materials and it only scratches the surface as to the potential causes of the clog. And yet a store-bought cleanser needs to handle all of them solely by pouring it down the drain. Snakes too, adopt a one-size-fits-all solution to a wide variety of potential clogs.

The problem is that that rarely deals with the clog properly. It’s usually enough to open up enough to the clog to let water flow through again, but tends to leave pieces of the clog stuck to the side of the pipe. That means that the drain will still be restricted and that the clog might re-form again in a short time: forcing you to re-use the over-the-counter solution over and over again.

That can be very hard on your pipes, especially if it’s the same clog in the same place. Furthermore, chemical cleansers can be hard on the environment, and even if the clog gets treated, it leaves chemicals to wash down the pipes and into our civic sewer system.

Plumbers Bring the Right Tools

A professional plumber, on the other hand, has access to tools that are prohibitively expensive for most laymen (who won’t have need of them more than a handful of times at the most), but which prove much more adept at dealing with stubborn clogs. For instance, video pipe inspection lets a plumber send a tiny camera down the pipe and get a good look at exactly what’s causing the clog.

That allows the plumber to select specific tools that match the clog, which will take care of it the right way. A mechanical snake with a rotating head, for instance, can be fitted with the precise head to match the clog. Other tools, such as hydro-jetting hoses will scour the entire clog away cleanly without leaving any toxic chemicals to poison the environment. Most importantly, the clog is taken care of the right way and you won’t be forced to keep using the same half-measures over and over again to treat the same problem.

Here in Salt Lake City, UT, plumbing clogs can be cleared up by the professionals of At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air. Call us today!

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

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As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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