Plumbing Solutions That Won’t Tie You Down

If Hallmark, Lifetime, and Russell Stover do not dictate your activities on February 14th, then...good for you. It’s a rather bizarre holiday if you think about it, and there is a lot to be said to not conforming to the traditional Valentine’s Day activities.

If you’re someone who’s not too keen on committing (especially simply because it’s a holiday marketed as being romantic), you may also be hesitant to be contractually obligated to anything that doesn’t make complete sense to you, including signing a membership plan with a plumbing contractor.

That is not to say that such membership plans are not useful, helpful, and ideal for some people (particularly those who are less than DIY savvy). However, when it comes to your plumbing, commitment issue or not, you’re going to need professional help when plumbing issues start to affect your daily routine.

The Ideal Drain Cleaning Solution

draincleaningCertain maintenance should not be undertaken or attempted by an untrained person who is not a professional. It doesn’t matter if you’re an engineer, a professor, or a doctor.

If you’re not a licensed contractor, please, please, please do not attempt to clean your drains yourself. While it seems easy enough to do in theory, it is much easier to cause a big, watery mess that’s a pain to clean up, not to mention expensive.

This is not to insult your abilities or intelligence - it’s simply something that takes a lot of knowledge, experience, the right tools, and know-how. Your best bet is to schedule an appointment to have your drains cleaned by a professional and save yourself the trouble and aggravation.

Hydrojetting: For The Extra Tough Clog

Hydrojetting is a method of cleaning out a sewer line using a high-powered hose that releases water in 360 degrees at several thousand PSI.


It is an effective way of removing clogs built up within the drain and works on some of the toughest issues like:

  • Hardened cooking grease.
  • Invasive tree roots.
  • Sewer grime and gunk.
  • Scale buildup from hard water.

If your clog is severe enough to need this solution, then chances are you already know a plumber to call.

An expert contractor can get in your pipes, find the problem, and restore the flow of water to your home in no time!

How to Handle The DIY Route

cleanathomeIf hydrojetting is not for you, do not despair. There are other DIY projects you can attempt to keep your bathroom in nice shape without using harmful, toxic, damaging chemicals like Drano and Liquid Plumr.

For example, if you have a clogged drain, you can try pouring about half a box of baking soda down the clogged drain, followed by half a cup of vinegar. This gives a volcanic type reaction that can help unclog those smaller, easy-to-solve issues.

If this process doesn’t work, you can try snaking the drain on your own, or giving a professional a call. There’s no shame in getting professional help - particularly when it can have a huge impact on your home. The Water Heater Medic is your go-to plumbing service provider - best of all you don’t have to give us that ring to be committed to your home’s plumbing!