When you’re dealing with a clogged drain, you may be tempted to grab a chemical drain cleaner to clear it. While it may allow the water to drain again, you may be doing major damage to your pipes. Even worse, the chemical cleaner may not fully fix your problem. Your drain may clog again the next day or even develop larger problems.
Chemical Cleaners often have hydrochloric acid. This acid can eat away at the finish of your sinks. Eventually you may have to replace or refinish your entire sink or bathtub. The acid can also eat away at your pipes, forming small holes. These holes will eventually lead to large leaks. Using chemical cleaners over time will lead to you needing to replace your pipes. All these replacement cost time and money. Hiring a plumber to fix your clogs is far cheaper and you have the peace of mind that the job was done right.
We have all seen the commercials that promise to eat away at your clogs. With one use, your drain is clear and clean. Not necessarily. No chemical cleaner can completely break up grime, hair or other objects that have been caught in your drain. You will have to continually buy more chemical cleaners to keep your drains clear. Which leads to problems listed in the paragraph above.
There may be plumbing problems that have nothing to do with cleaning your drains. It could be much further down. For example, trees can grow deep roots that can surround your pipes. They can eventually clog the main drain line. A professional plumber will need to remove the roots and clean the lines.
Finally, take a look at the ingredients in your chemical drain cleaner. Using these chemical cleaners are extremely dangerous for you and your family. The cleaners emit fumes that are hazardous to breathe in and can cause health problems. Both temporarily and long term. Quite often bathrooms and small kitchens do not have the proper ventilation system to properly use these cleaners. Every time you use a chemical cleaner, you are exposing your family to health risks.
Dealing with clogged drains in your Anaheim home? Contact Barker & Sons Plumbing and Heating at (714) 630-8766 and make an appointment with one of our experts today!