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Clogged Drains in Chelmsford

Clogged drains are an inconvenient problem that can quickly become a serious threat to your home and your health if you don’t take timely action. When wastewater can’t run off, it will start overflowing in the drain, which can lead to standing water with organic waste and other contaminants in sinks, toilets and showers. This poses a serious threat to your and your family’s health. At the same time, if the water overflows, it can cause hundreds of dollars of water damage to your home.

When to Call a Plumber for Clogged Drains

 Clearly, you don’t want to let a drain stay clogged any longer than you have to. But the good news is that you can sometimes fix a clogged drain yourself:

  • Remove the water from the basin. Then pour a cup of baking soda followed by two kettles of hot water into the drain. Once the water has completely drained, run cold water down the drain to flush it out.
  • You can also use commercial drain cleaner instead of baking soda. Follow the instructions on the package to the letter, since this kind of solution is toxic.
  • Use a plunger. Place the plunger over the drain and pump it up and down a number of times. Then remove it. The clog will start to break up. Repeat as necessary to remove the clog in its entirety.

With all of these methods, make sure to clean the basins properly afterwards.

If these methods don’t work and the drain remains clogged, then it’s time to call a professional plumber.

Benefits of Choosing a Professional Plumber

 When it comes to difficult, persistent clogs, a professional plumber has specialized equipment at his exposal that allows him to pinpoint exactly where in the system the problem is. He can use video camera inspection to locate the clog, after which he can remove it using hydro-jetting; a non-invasive technique that forces water at high pressure into the drain to flush out all blockages. He can also advise you on how to avoid clogs in the future.

For top-rated plumbing services and to unblock clogged drains, call the team of expert plumbers at MillTown today!