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When Drano doesn’t do the trick.

Sure, we all want to reach for products like Drano after watching commercials on TV that claim they're effective.What to do about clogged drains. But, there's another dirty little secret these companies leave out: the damage to your plumbing pipes, and even to your lungs. Products like Drano and Liquid-Plumr are also terrible for the environment.

So, what's the alternative for clearing your drain now that you know the truth?

For an actual effective and long-term solution to clogged drains and pipes, snaking is the only answer. Plumber's snakes are slender; flexible augers used to completely dislodge and remove plumbing clogs. They're also sometimes called toilet jacks.

A drum auger performs the most powerful type of snaking. Drum augers are motorized augers with modular blades for use in various sizes and gauges of plumbing pipes. A drug auger is so powerful; it can cut through the roots of a tree. Used in the wrong hands, though, a drum auger will damage plastic pipework and copper tubing. Drum auger capacity plumbing snakes should always be left in the hands of a professional plumber, John's Electric.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

I was very satisfied with the service. I drilled a hole in my main service line on a holiday, and they had me up and running the same afternoon. Thanks!!

davidcritt
Yellow Pages

I called because of the great reviews, and was not disappointed. I told Aubrey what was going on and he knew right where the problem was. He communicated well when he would be here and scheduled time with the power company to shut off the main power to replace the main breaker.

I appreciated that Aubrey took the time to make sure that everything was working before he left.

Scott Klawitter
Google

John's Electric did a very thorough,quick and thrifty job! I would absolutely recommend them for your electrical work! Bravo!

VJ Sazera
Google

First, they were there within the hour of calling them. Secondly, I thought I had 2 bad florescent lights, but it turned out to be tripped GFI outlets. Instead of just going ahead and replacing the lights, the electrician found the tripped outlets and let me know that was all the problem was. He showed me where they were so, if I had a problem in the future I could look there first. I appreciate his honesty. It saved me a lot of money.

Jo A.
HomeAdvisor