Are Liquid Drain Cleaners Safe For My Plumbing?

Whenever a drain becomes clogged in your home, your first instinct may be to reach for a drain cleaning product, such as Liquid Plumr or Draino. Unfortunately, these products come with some pretty heavy risks for the plumbing in your space. The chemicals in these products are strong enough to destroy difficult clogs in your pipes, made up of hair, food, grease, and more, but they are also strong enough to harm your fragile plumbing system. You should exercise caution when it comes to using draining cleaner in your pipes, because while eating away at the clogs in your pipes, the strong chemicals in these products may also begin to eat away at the materials that make up your pipes. This is true for plastic pipes as well as metal pipes. 

 

Occasional use of these products may leave your plumbing without harm, however, frequent use should be avoided in order to prevent serious damage to your pipes. Occasional use in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or tub is okay, but these drain cleaners should never be used in a toilet under any circumstances. If you have used drain cleaner in your bathroom or kitchen but are still experiencing slow drainage or have standing water, contact the professional plumbers at Spindletop Plumbing in Nederland, TX. 

 

It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dealing with the plumbing in your home. If you have used over-the-counter chemical drain cleaners but are still having problems with clogged pipes, try the following tips:

 

Use A Plunger: When all else fails, sometimes the most effective solution to remove or loosen a clogged drain is with a plunger. Use your plunger before and after using drain cleaner, but be careful not to get drain cleaning chemicals everywhere because these can be dangerous for your skin and eyes. 

 

Snake The Drain: A drain snake can be a simple and reliable way to deal with a clog in your pipes. These long slender tools can fit through the pipes, bending with them as necessary to free up the clog you are experiencing. 

 

Call A Plumber: When the above options don’t help, this may be because you have a clog in your sewer line, or in some cases, you may have tree roots constricting the edges of your pipes. If your obstruction is located in the sewer line, you will need a professional plumber, such as Spindletop Plumbers in Nederland, TX to correct it.

 

Keep in mind, while chemical drain cleaners might work for single usage, you are taking a risk each time you pour them into your plumbing, especially if your pipers are older. Be careful when using liquid drain clog removers in your home. The chemicals in these bottled solutions can quickly eat away at your pipes and require careful handling to avoid injury. 

 

The safest way to remove stubborn clogs or obstructions in your plumbing is to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber to remove the obstruction. Our team will work quickly to remove even the most difficult clogs while maintaining the integrity of your pipes.

 

If you are experiencing any type of sewer or drain problem in the Nederland, TX area, Spindletop Plumbing can help you fix the problem.

 

At Spindletop Plumbing LLC, we understand the importance of reliable plumbing in your space, this is why we work with you to correct your issue without breaking your budget. At the first sign of an issue in your home or business, give us a call. We will send one of our experienced plumbers to your address to assess the problem. Once we know what is wrong, we will review your options with you in order to get you the best fix. Schedule your appointment with our team today to restore function to your home or business with the best plumbing team in Nederland, TX.

 

Best Plumbers in Nederland, TX

At Spindletop Plumbing LLC, nothing means more to us than the happiness and satisfaction of our customers. We are a state-licensed and insured, locally owned, service and repair plumbing company located in Nederland, Texas. Our skilled and experienced staff offers a wide range of reliable plumbing services to both residential and commercial spaces. We proudly serve the many communities of Southeast Texas, including Beaumont, Bridge City, Groves, Lumberton, Mauriceville, Orange, Port Arthur, Port Neches, Silsbee, and Vidor. From small repairs to major reconstructions, our team is here to find the best plumbing solutions for your space. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can increase the functionality of your space.

 

 

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