Did you know there is a  difference between drain clearing and drain cleaning? Regardless, you probably arrived here because you are dealing with a clogged drain emergency and need to know how to deal with it ASAP. The only practical DIY drain solution is to use a plunger or drain snake and if that is not working, it is time to call a professional. At Hope Plumbing in Prospect CT, we are here to provide expert advice and services to keep your drains flowing smoothly.

Drain Clearing vs. Drain Cleaning

Drain clearing and drain cleaning are terms that people often use interchangeably, however they do have subtle differences. Drain clearing traditionally refers to the process of removing clogs and blockages from a drain, while drain cleaning involves a thorough, complex and comprehensive cleaning of the entire drainage system. At Hope Plumbing and Drain Specialist, we offer both services to ensure your drains are free of debris and functioning at their best.

Best Tools for Clearing Drains

Having the right tools is absolutely crucial. One of the most effective tools for clearing drains is a drain snake or auger. The coiled wires are flexible and can reach deep into your pipes to break up and remove clogs. At Hope Plumbing and Drain, we use the latest professional-grade technology drain equipment that absolutely demolish even the toughest clogs. We have numerous tiers of equipment that we leverage based on whether it is a sink, shower, toilet as well as the main sewer line.

The Best Solution Drain Clearing

For basic clogs, we recommend using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. At Hope Plumbing, we leverage the latest equipment as well as high-quality drain cleaning products that are safe for your pipes.

Clearing a Drain at Home

If you’re going to give it a go on your own, start by removing the drain cover and use a plunger to create suction. For complex clogs, remember to wear gloves, exercise caution and use a drain snake to break up the blockage. If clog persists, please call Hope Plumbing and we will send a licensed technician out to your home.

How Professionals Clear Drains

At Hope Plumbing, our licensed and insured plumbers use advanced equipment as well as techniques such as video inspections, powerhouse drain cleaning machines to clear drains effectively. Avoid amateur plumbers as they will spend hours trying to locate the cause of the clog whereas Hope Plumbing leverages video inspections so we can quickly and accurately pinpoint the exact location of the blockage for precise clearing.

How Often Should Drains Be Cleared?

The frequency of drain clearing depends on a variety of circumstances. It is a great practice to schedule regular maintenance with Hope Plumbing to prevent clogs and to keep your plumbing in optimal working conditions. At Hope Plumbing, we always recommend being proactive versus reactive with your plumbing. As a matter of fact, we offer a free home plumbing inspection with any scheduled repair and or install. In doing so, if you looked at a 12 month budget for plumbing/HVAC and those with scheduled maintenance saved hundreds to thousands over those that simply react to plumbing issues. Regardless, we will take care of whatever issue you have, we simply like to point people in the right direction and help save them money.

How Does a Plumber Clear a Drain?

Our licensed and insured plumbers at Hope Plumbing follow a standard operating procedure when clearing drains. We assess the clog, determine the best solution, and then use the exact tool and technique to remove the clog. We ensure that your drain is cleared efficiently and strive to avoid causing damage to your pipes.

Clearing a Drain Without Damaging Pipes

Avoiding damage to pipes during the drain clearing process is key and living in New England, there are a lot of old homes with old pipes. To do so, always use non-abrasive methods and avoid excessive force. If you’re unsure about the process or have concerns that you are or have already damaged a pipe, please contact Hope Plumbing and we will take care of the issue for you.

Hope Plumbing in Prospect CT has the expertise for all plumbing/HVAC related repairs, installs and maintenance. If you have any questions or need professional assistance with drain clearing or cleaning. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (203) 217-3380 or email us via email at customercare@thehopecos.com . You can also visit our website at https://thehopecos.com more information on our services and to schedule an appointment.

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