3 Myths About Clogged Drains
No one wants to begin a dishwashing session only to shortly realize that water is slowly pooling in your sink. A clogged drain is one of the most common plumbing issues we see for homeowners, yet many are misinformed about what they mean for your home and how to best deal with them.
These are three common misconceptions about clogged drains that will help you better deal with your next clog.
“Slow” Drains Aren’t a Big Deal
Before a clog takes hold in your pipe, it may begin as just a partial blockage. Some food or other gunk may be stuck but not enough to close off the flow. This may result in your sink draining slower or seeing some gurgling.
While you may be tempted to just leave it be (it still works, right?), this will only lead to a larger problem down the line. Clearing a partially clogged drain is usually doable on your own and will save you time, money, and frustration.
Chemical Drain Cleaners are Effective
When many homeowners encounter a clogged drain, they make a note to pick up some drain cleaner from the store. While this may seem like a sensible, affordable solution, it actually isn’t. Chemical drain cleaners may clear a clog (though not always), but they will also cause major damage to your pipes in the process. These cleaners are a contributor to corrosion on the inside of your pipes, making them wear down faster than they normally would.
Clogs Aren’t More Than a Nuisance
You may think that a clog is just something that stands in the way of efficiently using your sink. But there are other issues that can stem from a drain clog. A stoppage in a pipeline can build up pressure, eventually causing a leak or burst if left untreated. This can spell serious damage for your home, all from a problem that has a straightforward solution.
Make sure that if home remedies don’t work for clearing a drain that you call your local plumber as soon as possible.
Unclog My Drain!
We know how frustrating clogs can be and how it seems to happen at the worst time. Luckily, the Aztec Plumbing & Drains team is highly skilled in removing clogs efficiently and safely. Contact us today at (239) 232-2012 to unclog your drain!