The Importance of Professional Drain Services


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Drainage issues are a common nuisance for many households in the Twin Cities area and can indicate much deeper problems that require professional attention. While it might be tempting to tackle a clogged drain with DIY methods, certain situations demand the skill and expertise that only a professional plumber can provide.

In this blog post, the plumbing experts at Dean’s Home Services explain when it’s appropriate to DIY and when it’s best to leave the hard work to the professionals.

When To DIY vs. Call a Professional Plumber

Some homeowners may feel comfortable addressing minor clogs themselves using a simple plunger or natural drain cleaning methods. Simple clogs caused by superficial blockages like hair or soap can be dislodged without professional assistance. DIY methods can be both cost-effective and immediately gratifying when they work.

However, when clogs recur frequently or the problem is much deeper in the drainage system, it’s best to count on a professional to eliminate the blockage. Large or stubborn clogs, especially those that resist DIY techniques, likely indicate a more serious problem that shouldn’t be ignored. Professional plumbers can assess the situation accurately, and we have the tools and knowledge necessary to resolve the problem without exacerbating the issue.

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Benefits of Professional Drain Services

Choosing professional drain services versus DIY methods can provide a multitude of benefits for homeowners, including:

Video Camera Inspections

One significant advantage of professional drain services is the use of advanced technologies like video camera pipe inspections. These cameras are inserted into the drain to provide a real-time view of the inside of your pipes. This method allows plumbers to accurately identify the location and nature of the blockage or damage to your drain lines without unnecessary excavation or guesswork.

Advanced Tools & Techniques

Professional plumbers have access to a wide variety of tools that go beyond the standard household plunger or store-bought chemical cleaner. High-pressure water jetting, motorized drain augers, and specialized cutting tools can clear out clogs that are unreachable via DIY techniques. These tools ensure that the job is done efficiently and thoroughly.

Deeper Clog Resolution

Professional plumbers are equipped to deal with problems not just in the immediate drain, but all the way into the sewer line. They can handle tree root infiltration, accumulated grease, or other obstructions that require more than just surface-level intervention. This deep cleaning can prevent small issues from becoming major problems.

Reduced Recurrence of Problems

Perhaps one of the most convincing reasons to choose professional drain services is the decreased likelihood of recurrent clogs and other issues. With thorough cleaning techniques and proper diagnostics, professionals ensure that the issue is completely resolved, reducing the chances of future blockages in the same pipes.

Choose Dean’s for All Your Drain & Sewer Needs in the Twin Cities

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While DIY methods are suitable for minor drainage issues, the expertise of professional plumbers is invaluable for more complex problems. If you have a persistent drainage issue that needs attention, Dean’s Home Services is here to help. With over 100 years of combined experience across our expert team and same-day service availability, we are confident in our ability to restore proper drainage to your home in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in no time.

Don’t let drain and sewer issues disrupt your daily routine — contact Dean’s Home Services to schedule professional drain services today!


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