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What NOT to Do When You Discover Clogged Drains

Most homeowners learn at some point that, when it comes to the maintenance of your household, it’s better to put in the effort to find the perfect solution to a problem, than to try to improvise and quickly find yourself having to fix several new ones. When dealing with clogged drains, this is most definitely the case. An out of control clog treated with the wrong techniques can lead to a huge, flooded mess that is often much more difficult (and expensive) to clean up.

How to Avoid Making Things Worse?

When looking at a sink full of dirty water or a swamp-like shower floor, it’s normal to get the urge to make it go away as quickly as humanly possible, and that’s usually where most people will try their hands as makeshift plumbers and often commit one of these easily avoidable mistakes:

  • Don’t Ignore It Frequently, homeowners hoping to avoid having to ask for help will overlook a decrease in the flow speed of their drains, which basically means they are letting a small blockage, which is already noticeable, build up and become an impractical obstacle in their daily lives.
  • Don’t Take Your Sink Apart ImmediatelyA deeper understanding of how your plumbing system works will reveal that not every issue requires the disassembly of its parts. Finding out the cause of the problem can help you know the best way to deal with it.
  • Don’t Rush To Chemical Drain CleanersThese store-bought products serve very specific purposes and it’s highly inadvisable to pour them into any and all clogged drains as if they were magic. It’s important to know what type of pipes you have, how these chemicals react with each other and whether they are even appropriate in your specific scenario.

The Safest Way to Deal With Clogged Drains

Hiring professionals to work on your pipes is always the right choice. Even if you’re a fan of the DIY lifestyle, it’s incredibly beneficial to have experienced plumbers performing maintenance at your home regularly. These professionals know the ins and outs of your plumbing system, can help you understand how to use your own appliances better, and are trained to efficiently handle even the worst emergency plumbing situations. If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, call New Canadian Drain & Plumbing for assistance whenever a potential complication might arise. Visit us on Google+