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DIY vs. Professional Drain Cleaning

There are almost 7,000 drain cleaning businesses in the United States alone. That figure really tells you something: professional drain cleaning services are popular.

And they are popular for a couple of key reasons. First, most people don’t enjoy removing unpleasant buildup from the insides of their drains, sinks, sewers and toilets. Second, most people don’t own the tools they would need to do the job quickly and effectively. Many clogs aren’t even accessible to DIYers!

Convenience, and state-of-the-art equipment. Those are the two best reasons to hire a drain cleaner in Sioux Falls or Beresford, SD today. Here’s why.


DIY Drain Cleaning Is Inconvenient


This probably comes as no surprise, but drain cleaning is a dirty job. Clearing away grease, fat, hair, soap scum, and solids such as used paper towels and baby wipes can cause an unpleasant mess. Drain cleaning can also be dangerous – even if you aren’t doing the job with a powerful cable machine or hydro jetter.

Worse yet, DIY drain cleaning eats up precious time. Developing an effective technique requires practice, and you’ll have to clean your drain often if your amateurish efforts only manage to unclog it partially each time.

In contrast, hiring a professional drain cleaner is easy. Just call them, welcome a handsome and polite drain cleaning technician into your home, and step back as they work their magic on your plumbing system.


DIY Drain Cleaning Tools Are Crude


You have a few options if you want to clean your own drain. The universal symbol of plumbing – the plunger – can quickly remove clogs from sink drains and toilets alike. Plunging usually isn’t a long-term fix, but sometimes a band-aid job is good enough for the time being.

A drain snake, which extends a cutter head on the tip of a long, flexible cable deep down into a drain or sewer line, is also a popular DIY tool. A layman can learn to use a drain snake competently, but the tool will damage pipes if it is mishandled. Drain snakes are usually 20 to 50 feet long, which is inadequate to reach many tough clogs.

Finally, there are chemical drain openers: very caustic chemicals that must be kept nowhere within a baby’s reach. These products can sufficiently break down hair, grease and food deposits. But they often fail, and are so powerful that they can actually weaken or corrode plumbing as well.


Professional Drain Cleaning Tools Are High-Tech


When you clean drains for a living, you want to do fast and effective work. It keeps your customers happy, makes your job more satisfying, and lets you service more properties in the course of a day. That’s why Dan’s Drain & Duct Cleaning uses state-of-the-art gear to restore functionality to our customers’ drains and sewers!

We have the Micro-Scope, POD Camera and Spot Locator: three separate technologies by Gen-Eye that enable our team to inspect pipes up to 200 feet long, see their contents in full color, and locate their exact positions underground. Our inspection technology allows us to pinpoint the locations of clogs within minutes of our arrival, and also spares our customers the inconvenience of having to dig up their yards.

Professional Drain Cleaners Have More Experience

Not only do we have advanced drain cleaning equipment, but we have close to 10 years of experience dealing with various drain issues. We are capable of repairing and cleaning basement floor drains, mobile home drains, sewer main lines, and many more. From hairballs to grease build-up, we’ve seen it all and solved it all. No matter how large or small the issue is, we take pride in resolving all of your drain and sewer cleaning needs.


Choose a Professional for Your Drain Cleaning Needs


Have you noticed that your drains empty slowly – or stink? Is a bubbling toilet bowl or gurgling drain starting to annoy you? Does water actually back out of your toilet or sink? Count on the Sioux Falls and Beresford, SD area’s drain cleaning authority instead of attempting to fix the problem yourself. Contact Dan’s Drain & Duct Cleaning today, or call (605) 351-5900 for 24-hour emergency service.

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