Most people keep some drain cleaners at hand and use them as and when they feel the need. Drain cleaners available in the market come in three different forms- powder, gel, and liquid.
The working of these products on clogged drains is simple. They contain chemicals that perform as active ingredients in electrons to produce heat and remove the clogs from the drains. At SPS Western Sydney, we advise customers to avoid using chemical drain cleaners as their first response, when they face a clogged drains problem. Here are the reasons:
1. They Aren’t Effective For All Drain Problems
Drain cleaners do not provide a solution to your clogged drain problem every single time. You will find that they do not work correctly on all blocked drain issues. Sometimes, problems in the sewer line or pipes cause drain blocks. In that case, you benefit by using a plunger rather than chemical cleaners.
2. They Can Cause Damage to Pipes
The danger of damaging the drains by the use of commercial cleaners is significant. You know that the chemical cleaners dissolve the rubbish stuck within the pipes. When you pour them in the pipes they produce or increase heat, which helps to melt the clogs in the pipes. While you may solve the immediate problem, the chemical cleaners have long term repercussions for your plumbing system. The heat they produce can damage your PVC pipes. If your older pipes are of metal, they are more prone to damage from exposure to these chemicals.
3. They Can Damage Your Kitchen and Bathroom Installations
The frequent use of chemical cleaners in your kitchen and bathroom can end up in increasing your expenditure on repairs. It is more economical to hire a professional plumber to take proper care of your plumbing installations because these products damage your tile, corrode your sinks, etc.
4. They Contain Toxic Ingredients
Just as the toxic ingredients in chemical cleaners help to burn the rubbish in the clogged drains, they can cause severe burns when you handle them. If they come in contact with your eyes, skin, or clothes, you can suffer burns. The fumes produced by these products affect your breathing and respiratory system. In sum, they are hazardous for your health.
5. They Can Give Rise to Problems in the Septic System
Commercial drain cleaners eliminate all living organisms, which includes good and bad bacteria. Your septic system requires good bacteria for its proper functioning. To save your septic system from malfunctioning, avoid the use of these products.
Hire Professional Plumbers
If you think that the use of chemical cleaners saves you money, it is time to rethink. As you can see from the above, it may make a bigger hole in your pocket than you ever thought.
For any information on our services, contact SPS Plumbers Western Sydney at this number- (02) 9099 9845. You can also send us your requests via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.