Drain cleaning is one of the best services for your plumbing system. If you have never had a professional drain cleaning service come out, you should consider it. The professionals can get rid of clogs that you might not even have been aware of and also help your plumbing equipment move faster overall. However, many homeowners don’t know that drain cleaning works much better when you take a few small steps to get your plumbing system prepared for it. Keep reading to learn precisely how to prepare for a professional drain cleaning service, and make sure to call Mahon Plumbing for all of your plumbing needs!
Set Up an Easy Access Point for Drain Cleaning
By clearing out a path between your front door and drains, your plumber will then be able to access your system much quicker. Ideally, there should be around three feet around the drain in question, so all drain cleaning appliances and equipment can be brought in and out very quickly.
Remove Items Surrounding the Drain Cleaning Access Point
In conjunction with the very last point, it’s also essential to remove items that are around the access point where your plumber will be working. For example, if you keep any toiletries underneath your bathroom sink, or cleaning supplies near your kitchen drains, it is important to remove all of these items for the best safety and maximum efficiency.
Dispose of Any Sewage for Proper Drain Cleaning
When sewage begins to bubble up through your drains, the fact that you need drain cleaning becomes evident. However, you’ll need to contact a waste removal company before a plumber can provide you with some drain cleaning. We understand this is a dirty job, but even the most skilled plumbers cannot identify drain problems if the access point is blocked off by raw sewage.
Stray Away from Chemical Drain Cleaners
Besides being very dangerous, chemical drain cleaners are very bad for pipes, and can also erode your system as time passes. Plus, if you already hired a professional plumber, chances are your issue is big enough that chemical cleaners will not do anything but create a very unsafe environment for everybody involved. If you do wish to clean a drain by yourself, consider pouring a half-cup of baking soda down and some white vinegar. Block your drain after this, and then wash it out with hot water. It might not rid of the clog entirely, but it should make life easier for your plumber when he or she arrives.
Be Prepared to Have more Work Completed
Drain issues can sometimes indicate that there’s a more significant issue. You might be dealing with a damaged pipe, for example, or a sewer line issue. If this is the case, know that you can trust Mahon Plumbing with any plumbing problems that you might have!
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.