June 21st, 2019

It’s another busy morning. You’re running behind, the dog isn’t listening, and “oh great”… now you’re noticing water starting to back up in your sink or tub!

What should you do? Should you call a plumber or try to handle this task yourself?

Image credit: Plumbwell Plumbing Services

Well, it’s not always an easy question to answer.

Unclogging a shower drain can sometimes be a very easy task if it requires just a bit of “gunk” or hair to be removed from the drain. However, a “simple fix” shouldn’t ever require you to unscrew anything or put anything down a pipe. If you can’t simply remove the blockage with your hands, then it may be time to consider calling a plumber.

Unfortunately, sometimes when people attempt to unclog their own drains, they unintentionally cause more harm than good. When too much pressure is applied you risk cracking or breaking pipes, causing instability that will later lead to a leak. In addition, using chemical cleaners can cause problems to the pipes and should not be used at all!

Plumbers are much more equipped at solving problems like clogged drains and can inspect for larger issues like major pipe or sewer line issues.

Here are SG Heating & Air Conditioning, we can help with the following plumbing issues:

Plumbing Repairs
• Leaking Pipes
• Sewer & Drain Cleaning
• Toilets
• Showers
• Faucets
• Pipe Replacement
• Tankless Water Heaters
Water Heater Replacements
• and More!!

If you’re having plumbing issues, just give us a call at 609-448-1273 and we can usually tell you over the phone if it’s something we can fix. We always offer free consultations to take a closer look at what the problem might be.

If you are having a plumbing emergency, please call us right away!

We also offer a few self-help tips to minimize the damage until we arrive to stop the problem.

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