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Why You Should Avoid Using Liquid Drain Cleaners

How often do you think about your plumbing? Probably never. If the water flows down the drain nice and easy, why would you be concerned about the plumbing? However, it’s when drains become clogged that homeowners should be concerned. Showering can be nearly impossible when water keeps rising and when the kitchen drain is clogged, washing dishes is challenging.

Prior to calling a plumber, many people insist on using a liquid drain cleaner. While they’re advertised as fighting grime and dirt, they are corrosive and the liquid can eat away at the pipe.

Avoid Liquid Drain Cleaners in Toilets

Liquid drain cleaners are designed to heat so whatever is clogging the toilet will be dissolved. However, when the toilet is clogged and it isn’t able to be flushed, the chemicals stay at the bottom of the toilet bowl; this causes the porcelain to crack making the plumbing work much more expensive.

Harsh Chemicals

Now, more than ever, families are very health conscious and are using organic products. Since liquid drain cleaners contain dangerous chemicals, it’s best to avoid these products altogether. For those with children running around the household, do not keep drain cleaners in the house as they pose a major poison threat.

No Guarantee

When a homeowner calls a plumber for a clogged drain, there is a guarantee that the drain will be fixed. Whether the plumber uses a snake to push down the clog or another method, the clog will get fixed. However, even name brand cleaners with a hefty price tag could fail on you.

If your drain is clogged, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101. We will come to your house at any time, even on holidays. Our plumbers have extensive training when it comes to drain clearing and each plumber is licensed and insured.