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Avoid Using Liquid Plumbing Products for Drain Cleaning

We’ve all done it. Sooner or later you’re going to experience a clogged drain in your house. The easiest thing to do is to buy one of countless liquid drain cleaning products available at stores throughout Lake Worth, FL. Depending on how severe the clog, these products can either work quickly to unclog the drain or they may have a minimal effect and only provide temporary relief. Regardless of the results, the chemicals in these cleaners may cause more long-term plumbing problems than actually solving anything.

Although a liquid drain cleaner can remove light debris, it doesn’t stop the buildup. The frequent use of drain cleaners can eventually eat away the lining of your pipes and cause significant damage to your home’s plumbing system. The one common main ingredient in chemical drain cleaners is sodium hypochlorite, which is more commonly known as bleach. When these products are inserted into the drain, the chemical reaction causes water temperature to rise dramatically to blast through the clog. The bleach then works to break down the hair causing the clog. But if the chemicals aren’t functioning properly, it can break down the lining of your pipes without breaking down elements of the clog. If the chemical drain cleaner fails to clean the clog, let the plumber know which product was used. Exposure to these chemicals can be hazardous if it splashes onto the skin.
Never use a chemical drain killer to unclog a toilet. Instead of removing the clog, the drain cleaner will instead accumulate around the porcelain bowl between flushes. The chemical reaction with the water can cause it to crack the porcelain or even cause an explosion. This can significantly increase your costs.

The best thing to do is to call a professional plumber. The licensed plumbers at Able Plumbing in Lake Worth have the experience and knowledge to remove clogs at any time. We handle all residential and commercial drain cleaning services including:

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