California Repiping Plumbers Give Reasons To Avoid Drain Cleaners For Your Clogged Drains
We’ve all been there – you’re trying to wash your hands or get ready for work when the bathroom drain backs up with water and just won’t drain. Hours later, you return to find a dirty sink filled with soap scum, hair, and oils. When your drain is clogged, it’s tempting to get out that big jug of liquid drain cleaner so you can get back to a sink that works properly and keep a clean bathroom. You may not realize it, but a drain that is repeatedly clogged or slow can be a sign that you need to call a California repiping plumber.
Usually, when people discover that their drain isn’t working, they use a liquid drain cleaner. These cleaners are advertised as an easy solution to resolve even the most stubborn drain clogs. Plus, they are cheap, convenient, simple to use, and work quickly. There’s no need to wait for a plumber and deal with the inconvenience of a clogged drain. Unfortunately, liquid drain cleaners aren’t always as beneficial as they claim to be. They certainly can’t equal the expertise of a Orange repiping plumber. Here’s what you need to know before you pour any more cleaner down your drain.
Risk Of Long-Term Pipe Damage
Liquid drain cleaners can damage your pipes, leaving you in need of a Burbank repipe repair. Drain cleaners work to dissolve clogs by creating a chemical reaction inside your pipes. Among other things, this chemical reaction causes heat, which can erode your pipes. If the clog can’t be dissolved quickly, the drain cleaner will rest on top of the clog, leaving the heat and concentrated chemicals in a small area for a long time, until the drain cleaner can slowly trickle through the clogged area of your drain pipe. Even metal pipes can be weakened over time with repeated uses of drain cleaner chemicals. Plastic pipes are especially vulnerable to corrosion from these chemicals. This corrosion can eventually cause a pipe to burst, leading to catastrophic flooding and water damage in your home – all very expensive repairs.
The caustic chemical reactions from liquid drain cleaners can also damage the exterior of your plumbing appliances by eating away at the finish of sinks, countertops, and toilets. This can be especially significant when liquid drain cleaner contacts a porcelain toilet bowl. The cracks or weakness in the porcelain can cause leaking onto your floor. Of course, this is a health hazard from human waste and water damage, but can also become an expensive repair, since toilets generally need to be replaced rather and can rarely be repaired. You may also need San Diego repipe repair to fix the damaged piping in your bathroom.
Hazardous To Your Health: Liquid Drain Cleaners Contain Harmful Chemicals & Substances
Since drain cleaners break down hair and other elements stuck inside your pipes, and can wear down a metal pipe, imagine what they can do to your body! When you use liquid drain cleaner, you are exposing yourself to chemical fumes which irritate your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. You’re also at risk of chemical burns on your skin. Since not all drain cleaners are made of the same chemicals, there is also the hazard of a toxic reaction if they are mixed together. Los Angeles repipe plumbers take extra precautions when hired to do a job after a homeowner has used liquid drain cleaner. They know that these chemicals are risky and hazardous to health!
Just a Temporary Fix For Your Drain Clogs
Sure, liquid drain cleaners often work to eliminate minor clogs. However, there is no guarantee they will always work. And if you’re noticing frequent clogs in your home, a liquid drain cleaner is likely just covering up a bigger issue. You may be literally pouring money down the drain when what you really have is a significant problem that needs to be addressed by a Oceanside repiping company.
Fix All Of Your Plumbing Problems With The Best Repiping Plumbers In Lakeside
If you’re having frequent clogs or other signs of plumbing failure, don’t keep using liquid drain cleaners; contact Integrity Repipe. We are a family owned and operated company who is committed to quality work and customer satisfaction. We provide excellent service on our jobs and don’t hire subcontractors, so you can be sure your home is in good hands. Our experienced California repipe plumbers are the best in the business! Give Integrity Repipe a call or contact us conveniently through our website for a free estimate on your home.
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