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“Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe For My Pipes?”

swirling-drainIt’s happened to you—you’ve come across a clogged or slow-moving drain in your home. The next question is “What can I do?” We know that this is something that you’re not looking forward to handling. Trying to figure out when it’s going to work for you to have a professional over to your home isn’t always convenient. Because of this, we understand how tempting it can be to use chemical drain cleaners.

Today, we want to run through all the things you should know about chemical drain cleaners. We’re experts in plumbing in Orlando, FL. If you’ve got a question, we’ve always got the answer and a plumbing professional who can handle your needs.

Is It Safe?

Honestly speaking with you, the answer is no.

It’s an adamant, blanket “no” too. We really wouldn’t recommend any type of chemical drain cleaner in your home. Professional service is always the way to go if you’re ever in doubt. This is true because chemical drain cleaners:

They’re Not Truly Effective

The problem with drain cleaners is that they’re not truly effective. In reality, they might even be a little too effective. You might find that your drain cleaner isn’t able to eat away at the clog you’re facing in one attempt. You might even have to do it a couple of times. The other problem is that they actually might hurt your drain. We’ll get into it below…

They Hurt Your Drain

In some circumstances, your chemical drain cleaner is so effective that it starts to eat away at your pipe after your clog. The chemicals in your drain cleaners are caustic. If you use these consistently, they can start to corrode the pipes that you have.

They’re Generic

A chemical drain cleaner is very generic. When you hire a plumber, this individual is going to be able to pinpoint the source of your issue and then solve it appropriately. You’re not going to get this type of care from a chemical drain cleaner. It’s generic and a one-size-fits-all approach to your care. Don’t let your plumbing system become a victim of these problems.

Our Recommendation to Handle Plumbing Problems

We always recommend that you have a professional handle the plumbing problems that you’re having with professional care. We know that chemical drain cleaners are much faster and easier to use, but it’s not going to be the best long-term response for your home. Chemical drain cleaners are eventually going to hurt your plumbing system. You can come to us for:

  • Bathroom Plumbing
  • Pipe Replacement
  • Kitchen Plumbing
  • Backflow Prevention
  • Emergency Plumbing
  • Water Line Needs
  • Garbage Disposal Services
  • Gas Piping
  • Sewage Pumps

We have the right plumbing professionals in place to care for your plumbing system. We perform a wide range of plumbing services, we perform this quickly, and we perform them with precision. Make sure that you get in contact with us as soon as possible for the services you need.

Contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our plumbing professionals.

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