Should I Use Chemical Clog Removers?

Clogged pipes can be a true nuisance to deal with. In some cases, a clog can partially block a pipe, and you may wonder if the water will eventually go down the drain each time you use the plumbing feature. In other cases, the clog may completely block a pipe, and you may not be able to use the fixture until the clog has been removed. We know it may be a hassle to have to call a plumber to your home every time this happens. And if there is a quick and easy solution to the problem, why not try that first, right? Often times, people reach for chemical products such as Drano, Liquid Plumbr or something similar, but there are a few good reasons why our Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers say you should avoid this.

Chemical clog-removing products can be damaging to your home in a number of ways. These liquids are full of harsh chemicals that can have adverse effects on both your fixtures and your pipes. For example, they can cause the porcelain material found in many sinks to heat up, creating them to crack or rupture and causing a true mess that can be costly to fix.

Additionally, these chemicals can also wreak havoc on pipes themselves. Plastic and copper piping alike can be eaten away by these chemical clog-removing agents and start to deteriorate or leak as a result. Sometimes even replacement is necessary for piping that is too damaged.

So, if you are unable to clear a stoppage on your own—and before using a chemical—let Adeedo! help you. Since 1949, our Southern California plumbers have been helping residential and commercial customers throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding areas with all of their plumbing needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an Orange County or Los Angeles plumber from Adeedo!, please give us a call at (833) 936-1791 or schedule an appointment online.

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