We’ve all experienced a clogged drain. In most cases, clogs are an easy fix and do not require you to call a plumber. Many homeowners turn to the do-it-yourself cleaning methods, believing it is quick easy fix. While this maybe true, a majority of drain cleaners may do more harm than good.
Ineffective & Toxic Chemicals
The classic remedy of boiling water & using store bought cleaners may resolve a small clog, but they are ineffective for substantial clogs & could be dangerous. Drain cleaners often use very harsh chemicals that are not only corrosive but even toxic. After you’ve poured the solution down the drain the chemicals can become airborne causing anyone close to ingest the toxins.
Damage to Pipes
Some drain cleaners contain a high concentration of hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is an extremely corrosive chemical that can be harmful to humans & animals. While it does break down & remediate the clog, it eats away at your pipes & septic system. Highly acidic drain cleaners kill important bacteria present in the septic system. These bacteria break down the waste stuck in drains, preventing clogs from occurring in the first place.
It’s difficult to know exactly what is wring with your plumbing when a clog occurs. Clogs may seem like a easy problem to solve, but the underlying issue may be more severe. The only way to know is to have a qualified plumber come take a look. Contact us to schedule your service or to learn more about the plumbing services we offer!
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