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Pros & Cons Of Hiring A Plumber To Unclog Your Clogged Sink

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It happens to the best of us, even if you’ve spent an immeasurable amount of time trying to prevent your drain from clogging, you can still wind up with a clogged sink drain. When it happens in the kitchen sink there are quite a number of ways you can attempt to unclog it by yourself, and while this may just work in some circumstances, hiring a professional plumber that specializes in unclogging clogged sinks is typically a better idea.

Why hire a pro plumber?

  • Experienced clearing a wide variety of clogs
  • Owns all the proper tools
  • Does the work for you
  • Won’t break anything
  • Keep your plumbing working great
  • Get it’s unclogged fast

Why not hire a pro plumber?

  • You can save some money
  • You can get some experience
  • You might like to learn some plumbing

So let’s elaborate a bit now on:

The advantages of hiring a plumber.

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Let’s face it, unless you’re a plumber – you’re just not a plumber. While you may watch a couple of YouTube videos on how to unclog a sink until you start working on your own sink you have no idea what’s going to happen. You could make matters worse or more likely just end up wasting a lot of time, you can also get pretty messy.

Hiring a professional to handle your clogged sink is usually the best step to take. They are experienced in clearing a wide range of clogs and will own every single tool and part that’s required to make sure your sink is draining as it should.

Proper tools.

Owning all the proper tools is very important. You might think you can use a plunger to unblock anything, but the truth is that it doesn’t always work like that. Sometimes the clog is much deeper or might require the use of a drain snake. Do you own a drain snake? If you answer yes, this post might no apply to you!

Does the work for you.

Let’s face it, hiring someone to do the work for you is one of the the biggest advantages of hiring any service provider. If you have either no experience, no time, or simply want to make sure the job is done properly hiring an experienced plumber to unclog your sink is the best move you can make.

Won’t break anything.

So let’s say you’re very inexperienced at plumbing in general there’s a really good chance you can break something, strip some threading, or even break some pipes. A professional will know exactly what is required to perform the service properly, meaning there is no chance for your plumbing to break from their service (however, busted plumbing might be directly related to your clog!)

Keep your plumbing working great.

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This is an obvious one, hiring a professional to do the work will result in your sink being unclogged in the most professional manner possible. You may even notice that your sink drains better than you can even remember. DIY attempts may simply prolong another inevitable DIY plumbing project a few months down the road, when you hire a pro they can get to the bottom of the problem and solve it once and for all.

Get it unclogged fast.

A professional plumber will be very adept at their trade and will be able to unclog your drain quite quickly. Before you know it you’ll be back to full use of your sink. Most DIY operations, when they experience even a small problem, will take a very long time.

Okay so we went through all the pros, not let’s find out about:

The disadvantages of hiring a plumber.

You can save some money.

Let’s face it, if you do the work yourself you don’t have to pay anybody. But to elaborate a bit on this, some people seem to think plumbers charge an exuberant amount. While some may think plumbers are overcharging in order to pay down the loan on their 5th Porsche – the reality is that the majority of plumbing contractors charge quite fairly based on their experience and overhead associated with performing the service. And once you’ve experienced a botch DIY clogged drain project, you’ll understand the amount of work that these problems can take.

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You can get some experience.

Doing the work yourself can be enjoyable for those that perhaps daydreamed of joining the plumbing trade, simply enjoy taking care of their home, or like to work with their hands. If you don’t mind getting dirty, and creatively solving problems you might get something out of the effort required.

You might like to learn some plumbing.

If you enjoy plumbing unclogging your own drain is a great step to take to learn more about how your home works. Depending on how badly your drain is clogged you could find yourself renting tools and really getting into the process. And remember, if you ever get too deep and can’t solve it you can always call up your plumber to finish the job.


What would you do to unclog your drain?

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So next time you’ve got a clogged drain you might want to consider setting aside a couple of days, rolling up your sleeves, and doing it yourself – or you might just want to call on a plumber and watch some Netflix until they show up.


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