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Reasons to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions to Unclog Your Drain

Plumber repairing the sink

We’ve all had the problem where, suddenly, your drainage system stops working properly and the water in your shower or sink just seems to sit and never drain. It might take minutes or even hours for the water to completely go down, only to clog back up as soon as you have to run the water again. The best way out of a drain clogging situation is with the services of a trained plumber.

Now, as a property owner, you are naturally going to want to correct this problem on your own, but one of the worst decisions you can make is using the chemical drain cleaning solutions available at your local supermarket. Sure, the commercials make it seem so simple, where you just pour it down the drain and it eats away and dissolves the clog right away. Sure, this can happen and it probably will help your clog in some shape or form, but what do you think the chemicals that basically burn the clog away is going to do to the drains and pipes? It isn’t just going to leave these pipes alone, and this is a major reason why you need to avoid ever using chemicals on the drains.

If you ever read the back of any sort of chemical, it is normally going state to never pour it down the drains to dispose of it. Yet, for whatever reason, the chemical drain cleaning solution wants you to pour it down the drain. There are a few problems with this. First, the chemical reaction that eats away at the clog is also going to eat away at your pipes. If you have older pipes, it might actually rip and dissolve a hole in your pipes. If you are lucky enough, you might actually see the hole under the sink or something. However, the majority of the pipes are actually behind the walls and under flooring, so when a leak forms, you don’t even know it until it has caused you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in damage. Even with brand new pipes, it is only going to take a few times for you to completely deteriorate the drainage system, which means you would have to repair everything inside of the house. Don’t cause further damages to your drains, hire a reliable plumbing contractor for top results.

Dealing with a bothersome clog in your Birmingham home? Call Latta Plumbing today at 205-631-6445 for immediate solutions!