by Duane Blanton on February 21, 2014

Reasons To Avoid Using Chemical Drain Solutions


Round Lake Drain CleaningIn this day and age everything is about speed and convenience, even when it comes to home repairs. When it comes to plumbing issues such as clog drains we tend to take what we think is an easy, safe route in dealing with it. Now we turn to over-the-counter drain cleaners, or at times industrial strength chemicals. The truth is there is no way you can be aware of the damage being caused to your plumbing system. The following will explain the various reasons we should avoid using these solutions.

Over time, many chemical drain cleaners will cause damage to pipes consisting of PVC or stainless steel. Consider the age of your pipes. When was the last time they were inspected or had professional maintenance? Chemical reactions between the solution and the pipe result in slow pipe erosion. Chemicals and old pipes do not go well together, leading to expensive problems. You should also be aware of the fact that many chemical drain cleaners will leave a residue, which given time, will build up and cause the drain to clog, itself.

Another point to be made leads into the fact that when we have a clog, we are second guessing it severity. Chemicals used to clear up something we cannot see may cause further damage. On the other hand, if the chemical is rather ineffective in nature, you may find yourself using more, succeeding only in releasing toxic chemicals into lake, rivers, and reservoirs.

As in any situation with your plumbing, it is always the wisest decision to use a licensed plumbing professional for diagnostics, repair, and maintenance. Rather than run the risk of doing further damage in any way, get advice based on knowledge and experience so that you and your home are protected. Call or go online and schedule a consultation. You will be able to hire a professional that will give it to you straight and guarantee their work, allowing you to be worry free.

Are the drains in your Round Lake home clogged? Call Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer & Drainage at (847) 855-0000 and schedule a service call today!

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