We wanted to be absolutely clear with the title of this blog. The whole world could be divided into two groups of people—those who think chemicals can be used to clean a drain, and those who stay as far away from those kinds of chemicals as possible. And we’re firmly in the second group.
We’d like to highlight a few things that homeowners might not know about these chemicals and what they do. This will range from their ineffectiveness to just how toxic they can be for the ecosystem and your property. Take it from us, your local plumbers in Carrollton, TX, since we see the inside of your pipes after you use those chemicals. We know what they do, we know what they’re made of, and trust us, it’s not pretty!
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to stay away from chemical drain cleaners. Just call us to have your drain cleaned properly!
They’re Harmful to Your Drains
Your plumbing system is an important part of your home, whether you like it or not. One big problem could end up costing you dearly, and make you remember why people complain about plumbing problems to begin with! That’s why it’s so important to treat your drains with as much courtesy and respect as possible.
Chemical drain cleaners can destroy the inner lining of a drain while also causing damage to other surfaces they touch. From your countertops to your sink and faucets, you could see discoloration and the wearing away of linings. The reason why they do this is because the chemicals themselves are caustic.
Caustic chemicals are just chemicals that can burn, corrode, or destroy certain materials. If you’ve ever looked at a bottle of chemical drain cleaner, you’ll see a bunch of warnings on the back. Do you really want to use a solution that could injure you if you make contact with it, and cause fumes to linger in your bathroom for days on end? Probably not, especially because there are better solutions out there!
They Don’t Work
This is perhaps the worst part that homeowners learn about chemical drain cleaners. They’re not very good at what they do. Sometimes you can pour an entire bottle of chemical drain cleaner down the drain, only for it to ruin everything but the clogging material you need to be removed. They’re simply not very effective for the damage they do. It’s a high-risk, little-reward situation with chemical drain cleaners.
They’re Harmful to the Environment and Your Property
Last but not least, chemical drain cleaners are terrible for the environment. We’re not just talking about the environment as a loose term, we’re talking about your immediate ecosystem and the property of your home. If it leaks out of your drain or sewer system and into your property, it could kill off flowers, garden plants, grass, and even taint your water.
We can’t recommend enough getting rid of these chemicals and investing in a powerful, yet natural drain cleaning solution like hydro-jetting from our team. This type of drain cleaning will keep your home safe and your plumbing secure.