You don’t have to be a homeowner to have heard things like “never pour grease down the drain.” But while this plumbing tip is true, we know that there are a lot of other sayings and beliefs floating around out there that aren’t. Today, we’re here to clear up any confusion by debunking some of the most common drain repair myths:
Myth #1: Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Fine
Fact: So long as you take the proper precautions and follow the right steps, using an enzyme-based drain cleaner is okay for minor clogs (Keyword there: MINOR!). However, if you have a much more difficult clog to battle, contacting a professional is your best bet. They’ll use solutions and technologies that won’t damage your plumbing in the long run. That’s right, chemical drain cleaners can hurt your pipes!
Myth #2: DIY Drain Cleaning is Easy
Fact: While we know you can find in-depth DIY videos and guides on drain cleaning as well as the machinery you need to do it, you should never attempt to DIY any drain repairs. Why? Unless you’re trained in the field, it can be easy to misuse tools and, when you do, you’ll likely wind up with more damage than you started with.
Myth #3: Sewer Line Repair Should be Avoided
Fact: It may sound like an intense process, but the truth is that sewer line repair or replacement can be pretty painless when you work with a company like ours. If your sewer lines are clogged, don’t put off addressing the problem – contact us instead!
As your trusted Orange County plumber, we at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter are here to help you with your drains 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! And in addition to being able to help after a problem arises, we’re also here to provide regular drain cleaning to help prevent a problem later on.