Anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of home plumbing knows that there are several drains all around your home.  There are drains in the kitchen, the toilets, showers, bathtubs, laundry room floors and even the sewer lines.  From time to time, drains will encounter issues that need to be fixed.  Most of the time these issues are in the form of a clog, but clogged drains can range from quite innocent to very serious.  When some homeowners notice a clogged drain, their first inclination is to grab a plunger and get to work.  This is definitely one way to take care of very minor clogs, but some drain services are best left to a professional plumber.

Technically, it makes sense to call for professional drain services anytime you see a clog in any drain.  Often, the clog can extend into the pipes and only the professional tools used by a professional plumber will remove all of it.  Plungers are designed for homeowners to clear a clogged drain on their own, but even if you get it going again, you may want to call for back up to make sure it isn’t going to happen again anytime soon. 

Obviously, any type of emergency drain problem will require you to call for professional drain services.  If the clogged drain is resulting in flooding inside the house and you can’t seem to clear it up, get on the phone and call.  If the drain is flooding into the house, it may also be causing pressure in the pipes that might ultimately lead to a cracked or burst pipe.  You won’t really have time to be looking around for a phone number in the middle of an emergency situation, so be sure you find a good plumber beforehand.  Make sure that he offers emergency services and is willing to come to the house outside of business hours.  Having a good company all set to go will help you save valuable time. 

The main sewer line is one kind of drain you never want to mess around with.  If problems are happening in there, it is often due to debris and tree roots that have grown around the line.  Professional drain services are the only way you’re going to get the sewer line cleared out the way it needs to be. 

The benefits of leaving most of your drain repairs to professionals are pretty obvious.  With professional drain services, you know you’re going to get the job done right and you know that it will be guaranteed.  If you find a plumber who won’t guarantee his work, go find another.  There’s nothing wrong with wanting to take an active role in the maintenance of your own home, but use common sense and pick and choose which areas to be involved.  The drains in your house are pretty important and easy to make a mess of if you don’t know what you’re doing.  Call the pros for any job that isn’t the most basic clogged drain, and your plumbing will always run smoothly.