When homeowners encounter a slow or clogged drain, contacting a licensed
plumber may not be their initial reaction.
Instead, they might opt to use a bottle of commercial liquid drain cleaner
since it is cheaper and requires less work. However, liquid drain cleaners
can cause a variety of problems.
The following are things to consider when using liquid drain cleaners for
your home’s piping system:
Pipe damage. Liquid drain cleaners work by creating a chemical reaction within your
drain pipe with the help of hydrochloric acid. Heat is generated by these
reactions, which can cause significant damage to the pipe itself. While
metal pipes are more resilient, the heat can weaken them and cause cracks
and leaks to form down the line.
Bad for your health. The fumes released from liquid drain cleaners may irritate the eyes, nose,
lungs, and throat. While not all formulas are the same, some might even
cause burns upon skin contact.
Not getting your money’s worth. Drain cleaners are not guaranteed to be effective. If your clog is caused
by anything other than a grease buildup or hairball, liquid drain cleaner
If you are experiencing a blockage or a clog in your drain, it is best
to contact a licensed plumber to resolve the issue once and for all. With
more than a decade of experience, our licensed Bartlett plumbers at
Smith’s Plumbing Services are ready to inspect your drains, determine what is causing the blockage,
and make the necessary repairs at an affordable rate. Do not hesitate
to get our help, so we can help get back your peace of mind.
Contact us and
request service from our Bartlett plumber today.