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Drain Cleaning In Anza Vista

Need Drain Snaking in Your Anza Vista, CA Home? 5 Reasons You Should Leave it to the Pros

Every San Francisco County homeowner will eventually find themselves with a blocked drain or clogged toilet. While it’s tempting to try to take care of the problem yourself and save some money, there are several situations when you might need to call a professional instead. Whether you need to snake a bathroom drain or have a clogged kitchen sink, consider calling a professional plumber rather than taking on the drain cleaning project by yourself. Snaking a drain is a dirty job. Not only is it messy, but if you’re not experienced at drain cleaning, you can do some real damage to your home. Here are five reasons why hiring a professional plumber is the way to go when you have a drain that needs snaking.

What Is Drain Snaking?

If you are like most people dealing with a clogged drain, you’ve likely attempted to fix it yourself. For most clogs, a simple plunger is all it takes to get everything moving again. Unfortunately, every Anza Vista, CA homeowner eventually encounters a drain their plunger can’t handle. Once you’ve discovered that your drain needs extra help, your next step is drain snaking. The drain snake (or drain auger) is a coiled line with a handle on one end. First, the line is inserted into the clogged drain. Next, this line is rotated into the clog by hand or by attaching it to an electric drill. As the handle is turned, the auger breaks up the clog. Some parts of the clog will flush through the pipe, and the rest comes out with the snake.

Plumbers will consider drain snaking any time a clog can’t be flushed or plunged from the pipe. They also use this procedure on sewer line (or main drain) to clear out more extensive blockages when they affect multiple pipes in your Anza Vista, CA home. While you can easily buy your own drain snake at many stores, you should keep in mind that the equipment your plumber uses is guaranteed to be more effective at clearing the blockages. 

Reasons You Should Call a Plumber

  1. Experience

Professional plumbers have a considerable amount of experience at snaking drains. They’ve snaked hundreds or thousands of drains over their career, which means they can pinpoint the exact problem and fix it quickly. A pro knows precisely where to look for the most likely issues. They can also tell if there’s something more severe than a simple clog going on inside your pipes. Also, if your problem ends up being the main drain (or sewer line), only a licensed professional should handle the job. Repairs made by an unlicensed individual could result in damage to your sewer connection or even a California code violation. 

A skilled, professional plumber likely already has all of the equipment needed for drain cleaning. They use cameras and other technology to access your pipes. When it comes to drain snaking, professional-grade equipment is much more effective than the tools the average homeowner can buy at their local home improvement store. Your plumber will also have access to other devices like camera systems that will help them identify exactly what the problem is. Without the right tools, you can easily find yourself “guessing” at the source of the problem. A wrong guess will inevitably cause a headache or a big mess, but it could also damage your pipes or make the problems worse. 

Hiring a plumber can also save you time. An experienced professional can snake a drain in less than half the time it typically takes less experienced homeowners. Not only do they have more experience, but they also have a whole team to support them. Most homeowners don’t have decades worth of specialized training. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you won’t eventually get to the root of the problem, but your repair process will most likely involve a lot of trial and error. Since a professional plumber works on clogged drains nearly every day, they have probably seen and fixed every type of plumbing problem imaginable. Access to professional-grade tools also doesn’t hurt. Cameras and a variety of other devices can quickly show them the exact problems. This means that they can fix your drain in minutes, where you might spend several days trying to fix the same problem.

Using a professional can prevent potential flooding and other types of damage to your home. Untrained individuals can unintentionally scratch or even break pipes. One wrong move could easily result in thousands of dollars worth of damage if sewage backs up into your San Francisco home. While no repair is ever entirely risk-free, damages are far less likely to happen when you hire a professional for drain snaking. A plumber can anticipate what will happen during each step of the procedure, making them less likely to damage your pipes or home. They also carry insurance, which means that you won’t be paying for repairs in the unlikely event that an accident does happen.

  1. Clean Up

When you hire a professional, you can rest assured that your home is clean and ready for you to use once the job is done. Unfortunately, plumbing repairs can create quite a mess. In some cases, sewage could even back up into your home. If you do the job yourself, you are stuck with cleaning up any resulting mess, which no one is usually excited to do. When you hire a professional, they leave your San Francisco home good as new and do any required cleaning up before they leave. 

There are many times when a much bigger issue is behind a clogged drain. Professional plumbers know what they’re doing when it comes to fixing problems, whether they are big or small. Most Anza Vista, CA, are pleasantly surprised when they find out that hiring a professional won’t require a second mortgage on their home. It’s quite affordable. It also gives you extra peace of mind knowing that the job was done right the first time.

Do you have a stubborn backed-up drain that you’ve been struggling to fix yourself? Sugar Bear Plumbing would love to help you with that. So stop living with that slow draining sink and give us a call at 415-858-1840. You can see a complete list of all of our plumbing services by visiting our website at Let us help you find the right Anza Vista drain cleaning service for your home.

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