It’s not you. It’s me. It’s not that you’re a bad plumber. You’re great! It’s just that signing a year-long maintenance contract with your company that obligates me to use your services on a regular basis just isn’t something I can do. I’m a loner. A rebel. A renter. And it’s time for me to move on.
Sound familiar? If you hate being tied down by long-term contracts, whether it’s joining a gym, hiring a contractor with a membership plan, selecting a phone plan, getting married, or buying a house, these are all situations that might make you want to make a run for it.
You’re not one to be tied down, trapped or kept in a metaphorical cage. No, you need to be free as a bird. And that includes hiring a plumber. Afraid of contracts? Fear not. Green Hills Plumbing is there for you when you need them, and has a useful, informative blog to help you when you’re feeling adventurous and are ready to tackle some DIY projects after feeling emboldened by purchasing a wrench and a plunger.
Drain Cleaning: Not For Amateurs
Yes, drain cleaning may seem simple enough in theory. However, take our word for it - it’s not. Licensed, experienced professionals with the requisite of knowledge, specialized tools, and a can-do attitude are the right men and women for the job.
It’s not just about having the skills to clean out a drain, which, even in the most meticulously cleaned, immaculate homes, is a disgusting job, quite frankly. What matters is having the stomach and courage to do it. And, let’s be honest. Most of us cannot handle the evil that lurks within a drain.
Hydrojetting Can Save Time if Done Right
Hydrojetting can save you time between professional drain cleanings. However, hydrojetting is not a DIY project. Sure, it might seem fun to use an ultra-powerful hose to annihilate any potential clogs and blockages within a pipe.
From your video game playing games, if you recall correctly, your aim is pretty good, so why not give it a shot?
Well, you can wind up doing serious damage to your pipes, not to mention accidentally flooding your basement.Worst of all, your pride may never recover. So, if you decide to hire a professional to hydrojet your drain, you can save some time in between drain cleanings
DIY Fixes That Are Safe to Attempt
Oh great. The toilet is clogged. You’re armed with your rubber gloves, your plunger, and your bravery. No clog is going to stop you from getting this done. No matter what’s stuck in your plumbing, you’re an adult. You will conquer this beast.
Some DIY approaches to clearing out a clogged toilet are using vinegar and baking soda, boiling water and snaking the drain with a wire hanger. If all of those methods fail, do not despair.
You can also try using a wet/dry vac. It’s a surprisingly safe and effective way to remove clogs. Remember to be patient. Sometimes it takes more than one attempt to clear out a nasty clog. Whatever you do, avoid using caustic, harmful chemicals like Drano and Liquid Plumr.
Sure, it may seem like a quick and easy solution to unclogging a toilet, but harsh chemicals to massive, irreparable damage to pipes. It’s just not worth it. Green Hills Plumbing isn’t here to lock you into a long-term contract.
We're here to help you, when you need them, offering fair prices and doing meticulous, careful work. Their blog is full of useful information that can help you solve simple plumbing issues that may save you from needing to call a plumber. If you still need help though, we’re your go-to plumbers!