The holidays are over, the relatives have left, and life is slowly returning to normal. Hopefully your plumbing and hot water held up well during the busy season, but we understand if the new year experiences an occasional bump. If you handled the majority of the cooking, and visitors kept the line long at the shower, your drains no doubt got a workout. If you find the water isn’t disappearing as quickly now as it should, you may be tempted to try a home remedy.

Depending on the severity of your drain clogs, though, the work may be best left to a professional plumber. Norfolk Air Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical specializes in drain cleaning for Norfolk homes and businesses, and we are ready to assist so your sinks, showers and other drains run clean and clear in the new year.

It’s easy to spot trouble around your drains after the holidays. A higher volume of hair, food scraps and other residue has tasked your pipes and now you’re standing in water long after you’ve shut off the shower head. Store-bought drain cleaners may help, but if you have stubborn clogs it might not be enough to completely dislodge the problem. If you grow impatient and decide the solution is to use more, consider that you may be pouring money down the drain.

What then? Maybe you’ve thought of investing in a plumbers’ auger and snaking out the drain yourself. If this type of job is new to you, you could run the risk of scratching and damaging your pipes to the point that a twenty-dollar purchase becomes an expensive repair.

When you call a licensed Norfolk plumber to inspect your home or office drains, you can expect professional service and a job done right the first time. What appears on the surface to be a simple home repair may lead to serious problems if you aren’t careful, so why take chances? If you have questions or concerns about your plumbing, contact Norfolk Air, 757-963-8365