Chemical Drain Cleaner Or Plumbing Technician?
When you have issues with your drains running slowly or backing up, you are faced with the decision whether to call a Los Angeles or Orange County plumber or use a liquid drain cleaner. If you choose the liquid drain cleaner, it may seem like the perfect solution: it’s affordable, saves time, and should easily reduce any drain clogging. Hate to say this, especially if you just bought a bottle, but throw that container out! Read on to learn about a few problems caused by popular drain products that may make you understand why paying a little more and leaving it to the professionals is the best solution…
Drain Cleaners Heat Up your Pipes. This means the chemicals used in the product are working together and creating heat to “burn” through the clog. As we all know, drain cleaners have to sit in order to get the job done. While the chemicals are sitting in your drain, they’re creating more and more heat, and over time the combination of chemicals and heat can lead to corroded and damaged pipes, softened PVC pipes or even a cracked toilet bowl.
Drain Cleaners have Environmentally Unsafe Ingredients. Not only can drain cleaners seep into your sewage system and make its way into rivers, lakes, and even the ocean, but think about your personal environment, your home. Drain cleaners contain many, many toxins, meaning the bottle itself should be held with caution and kept far, far away from food, children, and pets.
Drain Cleaners are not Safe for Your Family. Say your pet is thirsty and decides to drink some water out of the very toilet bowl you put the drain cleaner in. Once they’ve finished their drink, not only can your precious pet experience horrible burns and irritation, they will probably run around your house and hop on your furniture. As they sit on your couch, pillows, and bed, they will expose toxins to the entire family that were originally only meant to get that toilet unclogged.
Drain Cleaners Could Cause an Eruption. It’s been a week since you put a drain cleaner down your pipes, and now it’s time to do a little cleaning. So, as usual, you throw some bleach or other liquid cleaner in your toilet bowl. If your toilet’s not fully unclogged yet, there’s a good chance your drain cleaner is still in the drain and you aren’t even aware of it. When you begin to put other chemicals into your toilet or drains, you’re mixing highly toxic drain cleaner with other toxic chemicals, and you could end up with a terrible chemical eruption and dangerous fumes.
As a best practice, be cautious of what you put down the drain. Remember that clogged drains come from what you put down them in the first place. Sometimes you can’t help a clogged drain, and that’s why our professional Los Angeles and Orange County plumbers at Adeedo! are here for you 24/7. If you are experiencing any plumbing, heating or air conditioning issues, be sure to schedule service online or by calling (833) 936-1791. Adeedo! is here for you.