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Drains can get clogged easily if you don’t clean them every once in a while. Having some cleaning tools in your home can help you deal with unexpected clogs or related problems easily. That means there’s no need to call professionals for simple drain cleaning in Ottawa. If these tools don’t cost much and will last for a long time, so they’re a worthwhile purchase to make. Here’s what we at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services recommend:

1. The standard set of tools

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A standard set of tools includes screwdrivers, wrenches, plumbing tapes, etc. These can be used to gain access to a problematic area as most clogs aren’t easily accessible. A standard set of plumbing supplies can help you with everything from regular drain cleaning to copper pipe repair in Ottawa. If your clogged drains are underground/ behind walls it might be a good idea to call a professional for instead of performing DIY repairs.

2. Drain snake

Drain snakes are some of the most effective tools for drain cleaning in Ottawa. A snake has a long, flexible tube with a sturdy handle that allows it to reach deep within a pipe. Once this wire encounters a clog, you simply punch through it, loosening the blockage and clearing the drain. Some snakes can be rotated to catch trapped debris, which makes cleaning easier. Snakes are also safer to use than chemical alternatives as they don’t cause pipe damage.

3. Plunger

This is one of the most convenient solutions for drain cleaning in Ottawa and should be in every household. It uses the force suction to dislodge stubborn clogs and is quite effective. Plungers are available in different sizes; find something that fits your particular drain size.

4. Wire brushes

These look like toothbrushes and effectively clean lingering debris from clogs. They’re meant to be used after you have removed the blockage with a plunger, snake, or similar tools. By cleaning lingering debris, you reduce the chances of another blockage later. Wire brushes can also be used for regular cleaning.

5. Drain cleaning chemicals

Drain cleaning chemicals are easy to use. Chemical agents will dissolve oil, fat, grease, etc., that act as effective compounds to remove all clogs. You must use these solutions based on instructions provided for best results.

If you want to know more about our drain cleaning in Ottawa, don’t hesitate to contact us at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services. 

Give us a call today: 613 791 5777 for a free upfront estimate!

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