What Do Plumbers Use to Unclog Drains?

What Do Plumbers Use to Unclog Drains?

When you have a stubbornly clogged drain, hiring a plumber is often the right call. Trying to go more aggressive DIY with unclogging a drain can lead to more harm than good. Read this blog to learn about some of the tools and techniques your local Springfield plumbers at Dooley Service Pro use to unclog drains!

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Pipe Inspections

Before anything else is done, a reliable local plumber will always start by conducting a thorough inspection of your pipes. Sometimes a clog is not simply a clog; sometimes it is caused by other more serious factors — such as a full septic tank or some part of your plumbing system needing to be replaced.


One of our go-to methods of clearing a clogged drain is hydro-jetting. Hydro-jetting is a state-of-the-art technique utilizing pressurized water and specialized nozzles to clear debris and contaminants out of a clogged drain. It can also be used to descale cast iron and remove grease and other stubborn build-up in your pipes.

Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid, otherwise known as muriatic acid, is commonly used by plumbers around the world to clear a clogged rain. It is a strong acid that can cause serious injury if it is not used with care. Trust the licensed and insured plumbers at Dooley Service Pro to unclog your drain in a safe, reliable way.

Motorized Drain Snakes and More

Dooley Service Pro discerns the best approach to safely and reliable unclogging your pipes, no matter how stubborn. Whether we use a motorized drain snake, hydrochloric acid, or hydro-jetting, the goal is the same — leverage our 40+ years of experience to deliver top-quality plumbing services to our Springfield neighbors.

When you’ve got a tough clog,  trust no other company than Dooley Service Pro. We have the highest standards of excellence, value speed in service calls, and always charge a reasonable price. We would gladly take care of all your plumbing needs! If you are in or around Springfield and experiencing any plumbing problems, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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