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Looking To Hire A Drain Clearing Company?

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There’s nothing like a flooded floor to make you run to the first drain clearing company you can find for help. We get it! However, before you rush into hiring a plumber, turn off the water supply, make a cup of tea, and do a few simple checks. Finding the best company will not only fix your crisis quickly, but they’ll provide solutions that last.

Before You Hire A Drain Clearing Company

Whether you’re dealing with a slow-draining sink or a total flood, hiring a professional drain clearing company is the best way to keep your plumbing flowing in the right direction. Choosing the right company can help you resolve the problem quickly and effectively, as well as avoid the dangers of a blocked drain.

Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re considering your options:

1) Do They Have Licenses And Certifications?

When you hire a licensed plumber, you know that the company you’re hiring has the necessary experience to deal with your plumbing safely. Licensed plumbers have taken an exam to prove they have enough practical and theoretical knowledge to deal with your plumbing needs, including clearing the clog that’s blocking up your drain.

Apart from knowledge and experience, to get a plumbing license, candidates must undergo a background check with the Law Enforcement department. This means when you hire a licensed plumber, you know that they are trained and reliable.

2) Do They Answer Your Questions?

You should feel free to ask about anything you’re not sure of or are worried about. When you find a plumber who will listen to you and answer your questions, you’ll be working with a professional who’ll pay attention to you. A plumber who takes the time to address your concerns is a plumber who truly cares about their work and your plumbing issues.

3) Are They Insured Against Damages?

Being insured isn’t a sign of a careless plumber, but rather shows that a company will take care of your property and belongings. Should anything get damaged while they’re working, an insured company will be able to cover the cost of repair or replacement. Accidents sometimes happen and hiring a company with insurance gives you peace of mind.

4) How Long Have They Been In The Drain Clearing Business?

A company that’s been around for a long time indicates they have happy customers who keep going back. The experience that plumbers gather over years in the industry adds to their expertise. The longer they’ve been in the business, the more knowledge they’ve accumulated, especially if they are committed to staying current with the latest techniques and equipment.

5) Do They Have Contactable References?

Contacting previous clients is an easy way of finding out what a company is like firsthand. You might ask questions such as:

  • Was dealing with the company a pleasant experience?
  • Did they solve the issue efficiently and did the repairs last?
  • Would you use their services again?

Online reviews can also be helpful when assessing a company before hiring.

6) Who Cleans Up Afterward?

Aim to hire a plumber who works neatly and cleans up the area once they are done. This can include removing any debris, such as old pipes or building rubble. They should also protect the area they are working in by putting down a floor covering and be prepared to clean up any spillage or mess made during the process.

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Advantages Of Using A Drain Clearing Company

While it’s tempting to boil water and go the DIY route when clearing your drains, using a professional drain clearing company offers some appealing advantages, including:

Detailed Diagnostics

By using a live video feed, a drain clearing company can get to the cause of the problem quickly. Video shows the state of the sewer lines and if they need repair. If there is a blockage, they’ll know where to find it which takes out the guesswork and unnecessary digging.

With video diagnostics, a plumber is also able to see what the blockage is. Armed with this information, they’re able to decide what equipment to use and whether to break it up or remove it.

Fixed Right, First Time

Whether they’re doing routine maintenance or emergency repairs, drain clearing professionals have the know-how and tools to get the job done quickly and accurately. The equipment they use is designed to prevent damage to the pipes and fixtures.

Safety First

Plumbing companies have stringent safety protocols that they follow to prevent injuries and property damage. Hiring a company means knowing they will be looking after your family, your home, and your belongings.

Emergency Services

Who wants to be up to their ankles in drain water at 3 am? Plumbers offer emergency services that keep you dry no matter what’s happening with your plumbing.

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Services A Drain Clearing Company Offers

Drain clearing is far more complex than wielding a plunger or pouring some potent chemicals. Modern drain clearing companies come with a full set of tools that are useful for maintenance and repair jobs.

  • Video inspection: Video inspections involve feeding a small camera into the drain line which provides a real-time video of what’s going on down there. Non-invasive and affordable, video inspections can locate the source of leaks, determine the conditions of pipes and help a plumber locate and identify blockages.
  • Hydro-jetting: Hydro-jetting is an environmentally friendly solution to clean plumbing lines and remove blockages. As they use water, it offers a cost-effective solution that breaks down and removes tree roots, grease build-up, and other residue.
  • Drain snaking: Snaking a drain involves feeding a flexible steel wire into the pipes to either retrieve and remove or break up blockages.

Drain Clearing FAQs Answered

Have you got drain clearing questions? Here are some of the questions our customers ask us and our answers:

Q. How do I prepare for a drain cleaning service?

Create a clear path between the front door and the area where the plumber will be working. Move anything that may be in the way of their equipment. The same applies to the area where they’ll be working. For example, if they’ll be working on the drainage near the kitchen sink, move all cleaning products to give them easy access to the pipework​​​​.

Q. Do plumbing companies offer drain clearing services?

Absolutely! Professional plumbers typically include drain clearing on their list of services offered.

Q. How often should I have my drains cleared?

Getting a plumber in to do a full plumbing inspection and clear out once a year should be sufficient to prevent future plumbing issues from developing. By clearing your drains annually, you can avoid large clogs developing that may cause further damage and be expensive to repair.

Q. Can I clean home drains myself?

Yes, as a homeowner you can try to dislodge minor clogs in your drainage system. If the clog in your drain doesn’t budge easily, it may be time to call in the professionals.

Q. Do drain clearing services include sewer clearing?

Clearing home drains and clearing sewers are slightly different processes, but a plumber can do both. Sewer clearing ensures that wastewater flows out of the house efficiently.

South Florida’s Go-To Drain Clearing Company

Drain clearing is a valuable addition to your home maintenance list. It’s also something Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric specializes in! We’d love to help you keep your drains in tip-top shape and by doing so, avoid bigger repair bills in the future.

Contact us today to schedule your drain clearing appointment. Your home will love you for it!

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