The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaners
When people have a drain clog, they might run to the store for a chemical drain cleaner to unclog it. People should be careful when using these harmful cleaners and understand that these cleaners can potentially make the problem worse. Before pouring harsh chemicals down your drain, contact a plumber at Classic Aire Care who can safely remove the clog and keep your drains flowing freely. It’s easy on your pipes and easy on your pocketbook.
Chemical cleaners actually burn a clog out of your drain, removing the problem but potentially causing another. The longer they sit against a clog, the more damage they are doing to the pipes in your home. If you have an older system, this can cause a burst pipe and thousands of dollars in water damage. If your system is newer, it could potentially erode pipes and take years off the life of your pipe system. These chemical cleaners might seem very convenient, but when a pipe bursts or there’s a leak causing damage to your home, that convenience will clearly not be worth it.
A plumber will come in with a snake system and remove the obstruction without causing damage to your pipes. If clogs are something you regularly deal with, he or she can give you tips on how to keep your drain unclogged using simple methods. For example, a small screen placed over a drain can catch hair before it goes down the drain, preventing clogs before they begin. These screens cost just a few dollars but can save thousands in repairs.
At Classic Aire Care, we are not just St. Louis’ premier heating and cooling company, we also offer drain cleaning and plumbing services. We bring that same level of professionalism and customer service to our plumbing division as we do to our heating and cooling customers. If you have a drain that needs unclogging or some other plumbing need, contact Classic Aire Care right away.