Dozens of chemical products located in the home goods aisle of your local supermarket are advertised as "the perfect solution" to calling a plumber when clogged drains occur. These chemical drain openers guarantee to remove clogs and debris from even the most blocked drains. But, is it really that easy, or it is simply too good to be true?
According to Fast Rooter Plumbing, chemical products like Liquid-Plumr® can do more harm than good. Chemical drain openers should never be used in a toilet bowl, as it can crack porcelain! However, it can also harm other parts of the plumbing system, especially if it is made of PVC, as these chemicals can quickly eat away at the plastic and cause thousands of dollars in damages.
These chemicals can also cause more subtle damage to a plumbing system. Rather than riding a clog in the drain as a plumber would, these chemicals simply burn through the clog. This may work one or two times, but it results in hard burnt deposits on the drain which can completely ruin pipes over the long term. Relying on chemical drain openers can end up being pricier than just calling the plumber!
The consensus is pretty clear among plumbers and homeowners alike: if you have a clog, it’s best to call a plumber to take care of it the right way. If a stopped-up drain or clogged kitchen sink are plaguing your home, call the experts at Fast Rooter Plumbing to get rid of the mess. Visit Oahu’s top plumbers online or call (808) 734-4938 to make an appointment today.