Drain Snakes And Drain Cleaning

Cleaning the drains in your house is sometimes a job you’ll schedule to eliminate an obstinate clog that has blocked up a sink. At other times, drain cleaning is done as a preventive step, forming part of the regular maintenance done on your home’s plumbing. But whatever the reason you need to schedule drain cleaning, you must look to professional plumbers to handle the work. Sometimes you can manage to clear out a blocked drain with a sink plunger, but you shouldn’t attempt any methods more complicated than that. (You certainly should never resort to pouring toxic and acidic store-bought chemicals down the drain.) For excellent drain cleaning in Pomona, CA and throughout the San Gabriel Valley, call on Ace Pelizon Plumbing.

But what about using a drain snake?

Drain snakes, also known as drain augers, are a common plumbing tool used to clean out hair and other debris that can block up drains. You can purchase hand-crank drain snakes from many stores and numerous online retailers.

However, these commercial drain snakes are not really “drain cleaners” at all; they only work at removing some level of debris. Although much safer for pipes than any chemical drain cleaning liquid, they are often not much more effective. They will also do little to prevent clogs from coming back.

However, professional-quality drain snakes that use motors are one of the best methods available for drain cleaning. Professional plumbers use these drain snakes for numerous jobs, and they will usually attempt to use a drain snake before trying a method like hydro-jetting to remove a clog.

The way that a motorized drain snake works is that the plumber sends a flexible coil down into the drain, then turns on the motor to start rotating the coil. The coil drills down into the obstruction in the drainpipe with a corkscrew motion, then either pulls it out or breaks it up so it flows all the way down the pipe.

Only trained professionals should use motorized drain snakes. If used incorrectly, they can cause damage to drains. Plumbers know how to use these devices to get the best result, so make sure that you rely on licensed plumbers when you want drain cleaning.

Although drain snakes are one of the best tools for drain cleaning, a plumber from Ace Pelizon Plumbing will bring all the best equipment to any drain cleaning job. It doesn’t matter if you need an emergency clog removed or if it’s your annual maintenance visit to take care of your plumbing, you can trust us for excellent drain cleaning in Pomona, CA.

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