Do I Need A Drain Cleaning Service for Clogged Sinks?

A clogged drain can be a problem, but it doesn’t have to always involve using a drain cleaning service. There are a number of options which can help remove a clog from a drain effectively.

Some Tips to Remove a Clog From a Drain Yourself

  • If you are renting your home or apartment you should first call your landlord before making any attempts to unclog a drain. Many rental agreements cover the expense, and  if you attempt to unclog the drain and damage it you will be responsible for the repairs.
  • For some clogs it, may be possible to remove the clog using a plunger. Put the plunger in the sink and press up and down firmly. Adding some water to the sink can help improve the effectiveness of this method because it helps create the suction and pressure that makes the plunger most effective.
  • Consumer clog-clearing chemicals are available at most stores. These are able to remove many clogs with simple application and are fairly inexpensive. If you are considering one of these solutions, it's important to verify whether the chemical it is harmful to plastic plumbing or garbage disposals when dealing with a kitchen sink.
  • A pipe cleaner or plumbing snake can be used to remove clogs closer to the surface.

When You Need a Drain Cleaning Service

If you have tried to unclog the drain yourself and been unsuccessful then it is advisable to get a drain cleaning service. Attempting to use more advanced methods of cleaning a drain can lead to pipe or sink damage. When picking a drain cleaning service you should look for one that is licensed and insured and verify that they have no formal complaints against them with the local better business bureau.