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Why We Recommend Regular Drain Cleaning

One of the most important jobs our licensed plumbers perform is rooter services, i.e. cleaning out drains using the best equipment available. This is a job you probably associate with a clogged drain emergency. It’s definitely the best way to solve a major clogged up drain. If you can’t unclog a drain in your home using a plunger or a simple drain snake, the next step is to contact our licensed plumbers. (Don’t use chemical drain cleaners! They’re ineffective, toxic, and can damage piping.)

However, we encourage our customers to make rooter services to clean drains into an annual maintenance job. You can always rely on us when you have an emergency drain problem: we offer 24-hour service so you can have the work done at any time. But you’ll have fewer emergencies, and better plumbing in general when you make drain cleaning into an annual routine.

The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

Clogged up drains are an annoyance. But homeowners sometimes assume they’re an annoyance that can’t be avoided, and they live with the possibility that their kitchen or bathroom sink or shower might stop up at any time. Although there’s no way to prevent all clogs, regular maintenance can prevent most of them. A cleaning is done each year (it doesn’t matter what season) removes the debris that builds up on the walls of drainpipes that lead to clogs. This debris includes soap scum, fats, and other cooking oils and grease, calcium deposits, and the great enemy of bathroom drains, hair. A complete drain cleaning for your house doesn’t take long at all: professionals will use rooters to rapidly and thoroughly scrub the drains of potential problems. When the drains are clean, it makes it even harder for debris to get started again.

Right now is as good a time as any to have our plumbers clean your household drains and give you a year of trouble-free plumbing.

Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling serves West Des Moines, IA with excellent plumbing. “We Obey the Rules to Live By!”

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