The Dangers of Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Often times when there is clog in the sink, the first thought to come to mind is to go to the store and buy a drain cleaner. That is, in our opinion, a terrible idea. Although it is very easy, it is actually really bad for the drain, and can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more about store bought drainers, and the danger they possess to the sink.

The Problem 

Most drain cleaners cause the breakdown of pipes, which leads to corrosion, and will eat away at the pipes.. Although this is great in the short term, it does much more harm than good.Years of using these will lead to many issues with your pipes over time, causing them to fail more often and require replacement earlier.Also, the store bought drain cleaners don’t actually eat away as much as you think. Waste is often still present in the pipes causing more damage over time.

The Pros

Professional plumbers are far too familiar of the issues with corrosive drain cleaners, which is why they don’t use them. Instead, they use a few different procedures that don’t damage the pipes. The first is drain snaking, which involves the use of an auger on a long cord, which drill through the clog. The second method is hydro jetting, which is when we fire a high-pressure stream of water down the pipe to blast all accumulated waste off of the walls. Both tactics clean out the drain remarkably well, and keep the pipe in great condition.

It is important to check your pipes often to make sure there is no damage in the future. If you have any questions make sure to always call us today. Resurrection Plumbing is San Diego’s best plumber, with fair prices and great work quality.

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