Don’t Do DIY Drain Cleaning in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX

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 DIY Drain Cleaning When some homeowners have a stubborn drain clog, they get even more stubborn and may use creative DIY methods to solve the problem instead of calling a professional plumber. This may lead to more problems in terms of damage to your plumbing pipes and putting your own safety at risk.

The only people that should do drain cleaning are professional plumbers, like us! Roto-Rooter Lake Charles provides a variety of professional drain cleaning services in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX to remove clogs using state of the art plumbing technology, such as sewer line video inspections.

If you are going to try to do it yourself, please check out these”do’s” when it comes to removing drain clogs in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX!

DO remember protective eyewear

While tackling a tough drain clog on your own is not recommended, wearing protective eyewear if you attempt DIY plumbing projects is. Clog removal can be messy, and a sudden backsplash of soap or food residue, hair, and grime can end up in your eyes and on your skin. This is especially dangerous if you tried clearing a clog with a chemical drain cleaner, which can lead to blindness and chemical burns.

DO put away the liquid chemical drain cleaners

Don’t buy into the hype! Chemical drain cleaning agents are rarely effective and are a hazard to your health, the environment, and even your plumbing. Being extremely corrosive, they can eat away at your plumbing pipes can cause more damage than a clog ever could! A safer, more natural alternative for clearing minor clogs is boiling water, baking soda, and white vinegar.

DO remember you’re not a professional

Trade the professional clog removal tools of the trade for a phone to call us instead. Professional grade drain augers and hydrojetters require experience and training in order to use safely and effectively. Without knowing how to use them properly, you could damage your pipes or hurt yourself!

DO avoid treating a drain clog as an arts and crafts project

Now is not the time to play plumbing MacGyver and make your own drain auger, hydrojetter, or snake with stuff you have lying around the house! A wire coat hanger shoved down a drain in an attempt to remove a clog will only cause more harm than good, is likely to get stuck and cause damage, which only makes the problem worse.

Drain clogs are tough, but Roto-Rooter’s professional drain cleaning services in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX are even tougher! When you need the job done right the first time, call Roto-Rooter Lake Charles and save yourself the hassle!

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