Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Ruining Your Plumbing

Santa Ana Drain Repair by Top-rated Neighborhood PlumbersClogged sinks and toilets are no laughing matter. In fact, when faced with these sorts of plumbing problems, frustrations escalate quickly and desperation sets in. We get it! No one wants to brush their teeth while staring at a clogged sink. The last thing you want is to invite guests to your home and have an unexpected toilet clog.

What do you do?

When plunging doesn’t work, many people hop in their cars and drive to the nearest home improvement store for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner. While that is a solution, it’s not the best solution.

Liquid drain cleaners contain chemicals that can do more harm than good in the long run. Will you destroy your drain pipes using a liquid drain cleaner once or twice? Probably not. However, if you continuously find that you’re relying on these chemicals to fix a slow drain, you run the risk of your pipes corroding.

Call a Plumber for a Complete Analysis

When liquid drain cleaners fail, it is most likely because the clog is too big or too far down in the pipe. Also, not all drain cleaning products are the same. For example, you should never use a product in a toilet unless the container clearly states that it is for toilet clogs. That’s the first mistake that people make.

The second mistake is assuming a clog is the actual problem. Sometimes, pipes become warped or were installed incorrectly. In cases like these, no amount of cleaner will help the situation because other repairs need to be made.

Calling a licensed plumber in Anaheim or near in your particular town will help you determine the exact cause of the problem quicker and with less trauma to your plumbing system. Plumbers have technology such as video cameras that can investigate deep into the piping and find the root cause of the problem. They also use equipment that can safely remove the toughest clogs without damaging piping.

The next time you’re faced with a clogged kitchen sink or guest room toilet, don’t reach for the drain cleaner. Reach for the phone and call the professionals who are tough on clogs.



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