A Harmful and Ineffective Way to Clean Your Drains
Uh oh, that drain has stopped up again. So what do you do? You head out to the store and pick up some liquid drain cleaning chemical that has seemed to work so perfectly for you in the past. But are you sure that’s the best idea?
Not that us here at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating want to change your routine, but we do want to caution you against using those chemicals. What these store-bought solutions don’t tell you is that they can be very harmful to your pipes and could cause lasting damage.
Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at the four main reasons why you’ll never see our technicians suggesting these cleaners.
Just Say No to Chemical Drain Cleaners
- Cost: Sure, the cost to buy something like Drano or Liquid Plumber is less than the cost of a drain cleaning service, but when you have to pay for a costly repair you’ll be wishing you had that cleaning. The continuous use of those chemicals will cause your pipes to need those expensive repairs and/or a replacement, so it’s definitely best to look ahead to the long term.
- Damage: These chemicals you pour into your pipes are extremely corrosive substances that do more harm than good. They are more likely to dissolve and erode your pipes than actually clear a clog. While you may get away with using these chemicals once, their long-term use is not recommended.
- Groundwater contamination: You may think these types of substances are okay to flush down the drain because you buy them in a store, but the fact of the matter is they are still chemicals. They are harmful to the environment and can easily reach the public water sources through your city’s water system. It’s not worth putting yourself, your family, or your neighbors at risk.
- Effectiveness: Simply put, these chemical drain cleaners are a temporary solution that will damage your pipeline. Our technicians have the tools, experience, and the know-how to clear your drains completely the first time, leaving you without the risk of damaged pipes.
Don’t buy another liquid chemical drain cleaner again. Get it done right and call the professionals here at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating. We’re always here to help!