When You Should Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain

Dealing with a clogged drain can be extremely frustrating for a number of reasons. The first thing that will go through your head, is what, what is clogging the drain. The sad truth is that it is probably your fault that the drain is clogged. Most of the time a clogged drain is the result of hair or some type of garbage. You can do a lot for your plumbing by simply throwing things away in the garbage. However, it is important that you get rid of the clog in the drain. There are a few steps that you can take to get rid of a clog, but if they do not work then it is time to call a plumber.

Liquid Drain Cleaner

The extremely basic, PH approximately 11, liquid drain cleaner is a very good option if you are connected to city sewer. If you are on a septic system, be very careful when using liquid drain cleaners. The liquid drain cleaner is able to dislodge most simple clogs. The cleaner is able to soak up hydrogen ions and this mechanism will loosen the clog in your drain. Whether your drain is clogged with natural mineral buildup or hair, the liquid drain cleaner is going to be very effective in dislodging the clog.

Pipe Snake

If the clog is a particularly nasty one, then you are likely going to need to use a pipe snake. Often the drain cleaner will loosen things up, but there is not enough force to actually dislodge the problem. So, a pipe snake, which is a cable, can be pushed down into the sink to physically push the clog out of position. This is an extremely effective way to push the clog down the drain. 


If you have tried steps one and two and you are still having a problem with a clog, then you need to call a plumber, such as fromFirst Class Plumbing LLC. If you continue to work with the the drain, you could very well cause more damage.There is a very real chance that your clog is not a clog at all but is a kinked or collapsed pipe. The plumber will be able to come and check the problem for you. You can expect the plumber to use a pipe snake with a camera to actually get images of what is causing the problem. You may also see the plumber test water pressures to see if there is a leak through the pipe. Ultimately the plumber is going to troubleshoot the problem, and then they will get right to work fixing the problem.