It to hire a professional plumber yearly for a thorough inspection of residential plumbing. A professional has the tools and skills to detect issues that a non-plumber might miss. However, this does not mean you always have to get a pro plumber to notice common plumbing issues. Keep an eye out for these things.For a…
Don’t Deal Out Damage With Drain Cleaning
When your drains and pipes are clogged, your house is not running smoothly and you want a quick, easy, cost-effective solution. Many homeowners turn to clog-removing solutions such as Drano to fix the problem. But what does it mean if you are constantly feeding your pipes Drano and similar products on a regular basis?
Do harsh chemicals help?
Harsh chemical solutions may provide temporary relief from drain clogs or toilets backing up, but over time, they can damage your drains and require even more in-depth repair. Clog-removing chemical solutions contain ingredients like bleach, which corrodes pipes and can cause them to prematurely deteriorate. Also, a chemical solution might remove a clog enough to create an opening for water, but they rarely remove the entire clog. It’s best to seek professional drain cleaning if clogging is a constant problem.
Harsh chemicals have harsh results
The chemicals often used in these liquid plumber solutions are lye and aluminum. Lye is a compound that breaks down organic matter. Aluminum reacts with the chemicals in lye to increase temperature. When this compound heats up, it excavates the pipes of all organic matter, a common cause of drain blockage.
Using liquid plumbers as a one-size-fits-all solution can be detrimental to your drains, however. Homeowners can easily overuse this product, rendering the deterioration of the pipe’s integrity. This means that choosing liquid plumbers instead of actual professional drain cleaning can lead to costly measures like replacing entire pipes and repairing damage done by harsh chemical solutions.
Professional drain cleaning
Professional drain cleaning is easily booked with a plumber and offers peace of mind that they will find the problem and repair it without doing damage to pipes. Professional drain cleaning is cost effective as well, when compared to habitual use of liquid plumber solutions. Overusing liquid plumber solutions can end up costing hundreds for pipe replacement because the pipes have deteriorated due to over exposure of harsh chemicals.
If pipes are maintained by professional drain cleaning, this service costs approximately $150 and is 100-percent effective. After a professional drain cleaning, you can always be sure that the obstruction in the pipes has been taken care of and that no subsequent damage has been done to the plumbing.
Clogs can disrupt your plumbing and create a major inconvenience, especially if they are chronic. Help protect your pipes from clogs by employing these preventative measures:
- Use a hair-stopper in shower drains
- Use a strainer on top of sink drains to catch large items that could clog a drain
- Do not flush anything except toilet paper
- Keep grease and cooking oil out of the garbage disposal
- Occasionally put natural-dissolving enzymes down the drain to clean up particles that may become clogs
Care for your drains
Take proper care for the plumbing in your home by booking a professional drain cleaning service, rather than using liquid plumber solutions that can damage pipes and lead to more costly repairs and replacements.
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