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How do Chemical Drain Cleaners Work?

When people have a clogged pipe, their first instinct is to run to the store to get a chemical drain cleaner. They don’t worry about these products work, they just want their drain unclogged. But what they may not realize is that they could be doing irreparable damage to their pipes. Before pouring this corrosive fluid down your drain, contact an experienced St. Louis plumber to safely clear your pipes.

Chemical drain cleaners work by chemically burning the drain and pushing it down the drain. The problem is this burns not only the clog but also the pipe itself. Over time, the pipes begin to wear and could eventually burst. This is an extremely expensive repair (not to mention all the damage it can cause). For homeowners with an older pipe system, they should certainly take care before using this type of drain cleaner.

A plumber can come in and unclog the drain without the use of chemical drain cleaner. For example, a snake can be used to remove the drain without using harmful chemicals or otherwise causing problems with the pipes. This is a substantially safer method than pouring drain cleaner down your drains.

The professionals at Classic Aire Care can perform more than just heating and cooling maintenance, we also have experienced plumbers ready to help with your drain problems. Whether it’s a drain clog or something more serious, we are available 24 hours a day for homeowners across St. Louis and St. Charles. Before pouring harmful chemical drain cleaners down your drain, contact Classic Aire Care to remove the clog and keep your pipes safe.

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