Tuesday Tip: AVOID liquid drain cleaners!


"Clogged drain?! I don't have time for this!!"

Listen, we get it. A clogged drain is a pain! Before you think that its unnecessary to call a plumber, think again. Most neighbors instead of picking up the phone, pick up their store bought liquid drain cleaner to get rid of their problem. So why put the "drain cleaner" down and call a professional instead? There are plenty of reasons, actually: your pipes, your health and the often poor performance of liquid drain cleaners, just to name a few.

Protect your Pipes

Most liquid drain cleaners work by creating a chemical reaction right inside your drain pipe, often with the help of hydrochloric acid. These reactions typically generate heat, and that heat can do some irreversible damage to the pipe itself.

Protect our Health

If drain cleaner chemicals can do that kind of damage to your pipes, just imagine what they can do to you. The fumes released from the use of these products may prove irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

Protect your Wallet

Even if you manage to avoid damaging your pipes or compromising your health, there’s never a guarantee that a drain cleaner will be effective. And if your clog is caused by anything other than a simple hairball or grease buildup, drain cleaner is unlikely to help at all.

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