However well a family may maintain their home, one or more drain will get clogged over a period of time, and drain cleaning will be required. If the drain cleaning is not done within, 24 hr (or a day) by a professional plumber it will be difficult for the family to continue living in the same house, unless the home has multiple bathrooms. While there are some powders for unblocking the drains, these can only solve some of the drainage related problems. Depending on the reason why the drain has got clogged, to repair the drainage system, replacement of some parts of the drainage system may be necessary, especially if pests like rats have eaten up some of the parts of the drainage system.
Most home owners do not have the necessary expertise or tools to fix major plumbing problems in their home, hence they are require the service of a trained and experienced plumber, to repair their plumbing system. The plumber will check the problem in the plumbing system and determine whether it is necessary to replace any part of the plumbing system. Often the plumber will also supply the replacement part at a nominal fee and install it to fix the drainage or plumbing problem. It is recommended that installer of the replacement part is a trained plumber because the installation process can be fairly complicated, and specialized equipment will be required to install the new part to eliminate the plumbing problem.
It is often advisable to hire the services of a specialized plumbing firm for drain cleaning and maintenance of the plumbing, sewerage system , giving them an annual contract for these services. Before hiring any company for plumbing maintenance, it is advisable to check the track record of the company, contact their customers to find out the quality of the service. The plumbing maintenance company will check every sewer, drain , pipe in the home or premises periodically to ensure that there is no leakage which can develop into a major problem at a later date. The plumbing company should be available for 24 hour a day, because a plumbing problem can take place anytime. The 24 hr plumber service provider can provide immediate help and will despatch a plumber to attend to any emergency or urgent problem. Hence it is necessary to check if plumbing service contractor is offering 24/7 services to their customer.