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Is Professional Drain Cleaning Worth the Cost?

Oct 3, 2022

It’s a simple question but one that might seem more complicated the more you think about it. Several things feel “worth it” to different people. Movie buffs think a niche streaming subscription is worth the cost, while artists think an easel and a variety of high-quality paints are worth the cost. Different people have different preferences, but what’s important is that we only spend money on things that deserve it.

We all use drains, so it’s not really a question of who will get the most out of a drain cleaning. The question boils down to when drain cleaning services are worth it, and why calling a professional is always going to be better.

We want to talk about how drain cleaning is absolutely worth the cost. Calling a plumber in Albuquerque, NM will save you money in the long run and keep your home running efficiently.


Evaluating the “Worth” of a Service

When you hire someone to clean your house, how can you tell if it’s worth the money? Well, it’s easy, if the house is clean afterward and you feel good about it, then it’s probably worth the cost. Every service has a benefit as well as a cost, and calling for a professional can mean that you’re more likely to be happy with the benefits.

What we’re trying to avoid is a situation where you feel like you didn’t get your money’s worth–but we’d argue a drain cleaning done by a professional is absolutely worth every penny. Here’s why:

  • Time. For a homeowner to clean a drain, it can take hours. Sometimes, this can take an entire day when your bathroom or kitchen is a mess and you’re dirty. We’d argue that this is wasted time when you could spend it somewhere else or doing something more productive. A plumber’s job is to do this kind of work, so they’re not wasting any time. Your time is valuable, and we think you should start thinking of it as such!
  • Energy. Drain cleaning can be a painstakingly long and difficult process without the right tools or training. You’ll find yourself drained in just an hour, and that can be a huge bummer. Just like cleaning, it might feel better to relax while someone else does the job for you. That makes this service worth the cost alone.
  • Equipment. Plumbing equipment can be expensive, and you might spend a lot of money gathering an arsenal of drain cleaning supplies, only to use it once or twice over a few years. Professionals come with their own equipment, so you don’t have to spend money on anything but the service itself!
  • Frustration and Stress. Drain cleaning can be frustrating and stressful. Especially if you’re having a rough week, don’t make it rougher by trying to clean your drain yourself. Treat yourself and call in a pro.
  • The Future. Professional plumbers are much more likely to set you up for success in the future. We can tell when a drain is in good shape, and we’ll even let you know if we spot a leak or something wrong. You can feel better knowing we’re looking out for the long term.

Contact First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc to schedule a drain cleaning appointment!

Categories: Plumbing