We rely on our drains a lot. Yet, few of us actually think about it until we’re trying to wash our hands or take a shower and the water isn’t draining. In reality, water isn’t the only thing our pipes see. Hair, grease, grime, and even soaps can have damaging effects on your system. In fact, many store-bought cleaners you think are helping your pipes, are actually making things worse too.
No one likes the inconvenience of a clogged drain, so here’s how you can keep your plumbing flowing smoothly with the help of a professional drain cleaning.
They May Not Even Work
Even though your drain is clogged, it may not mean your pipes are. There could be underlying issues that a drain cleaner won’t fix. And if it’s a bigger issue like a broken pipe, pouring cleaner down the drain and not knowing where it’s actually ending up is just asking for more problems.
They Contain Toxic Chemicals
The chemicals in store-bought cleaners contain chemicals that actually weaken your pipes overtime. They help work to breakdown the clog, but in turn, cause a reaction that releases heat and deteriorates your pipes – especially PVC pipes. So while you’ve got a quick solution now, you could be creating more serious issues down the road. And in other cases, those chemicals may just sit in your pipes, and eat away at them until removed by a professional.
They Could Have an Adverse Effects
Those same chemicals that are hurting your pipes are also being mixed into your water supply. And when it does, it can affect you and your family, as well as other people and wildlife. The harmful fumes linger in the air even after the cleaner is down the drain and the leftover residue in the bottle is likely to end up in the soil around garbage dump.
When Should I Call a Professional?
Just because you’re not battling sitting water, doesn’t mean your pipes aren’t in dire need of a good clean. Here are 4 signs of when it’s time to get your drains professionally cleaned.
With a professional drain cleaning, you can make sure to keep your home healthier – and odor-free – for longer, while reducing out-of-pocket expenses on plumbing repairs. To have a professional come out to check on your drains, contact the certified plumbers Madsen Inc. today.