A drain clog may not seem like too big of a deal for you—as far as household plumbing troubles go. After all, it’s not like having a burst pipe or a flooded basement. It’s usually not an emergency (unless sewage backs up into your home). That’s why so many people look for DIY solutions when they encounter issues with their home’s drain and sewer system.
However, many of these at-home cleaners and tools simply don’t work for certain types of clogs. And when they do work, the solution may only be temporary. On the other hand, professional drain cleaning can clear out clogs and prevent clogs from coming back for months or even years. How is this done? And why is this the better option than do-it-yourself drain cleaning?