Wondering whether having your drains professionally cleaned is worth it? Short answer: yes. Professional drain cleaning is the most effective way to remove and prevent clogs, and it can lengthen the lifespan of your pipes as well as save you money on costly repairs down the road.


What is Professional Drain Cleaning?

Getting your drain professionally cleaned is a reliable way to completely clear out clogs without damaging your plumbing system. When you try to unclog a drain by yourself, it often doesn’t fully remove the blockage; it just breaks it up or shifts it around. This means the same stuff could cause another clog down the road. Additionally, using liquid drain cleaners isn’t recommended because they contain corrosive chemicals that can eat away at your pipes and cause leaks.

We recommend having your drains professionally cleaned once a year as a preventative measure, or anytime you have a stubborn clog.

Our team uses various professional tools and techniques for drain cleaning.  The first step is a thorough inspection of the drainage system, using cameras to identify the location and nature of any obstructions. Next, high-pressure water jetting is used to break down and flush away debris, grease, and mineral deposits that accumulate in pipes. Depending on the individual job, augers or drain snakes may also be used to physically dislodge and remove stubborn clogs.

The Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Gets Rid of Unpleasant Odours: Professional drain cleaning removes bacteria, food scraps, and other debris from the inside of your pipes, leaving them smelling fresh.

Helps Prevent Future Clogs: Having your drains cleaned annually is an effective preventative measure that helps prevent clogs before they happen.

Removes Clogs Without Damaging Pipes: Unlike liquid drain cleaners, which contain chemicals that can eat away at your pipes, professional drain cleaning techniques will not harm your plumbing system.

Saves Money Over Time: Because professional drain cleaning will prevent blockages and corrosion caused by chemical drain cleaners, it can save you money over time.


Signs You Should Get Your Drains Cleaned

If you aren’t sure whether or not your drains need cleaning, keep an eye out for the following signs. If you notice any of these, you will benefit from professional drain cleaning.

  • Frequent backups
  • Frequent clogs
  • A slow-draining sink
  • You have a clog that plunging won’t loosen
  • Your drain makes loud gurgling noises

Even if your drains are functioning properly, it is still a good idea to have them professionally cleaned every year to keep everything running smoothly. Get in touch with Waywest Mechanical today to book an appointment!