How Chemicals Impact Your Plumbing System

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Chemical Drain Cleaner Damage

When you notice your drain slowing down, the thought pops into your head: how to clean the clog while spending the least amount of money and without taking apart your whole drain system.

It’s a tough proposition, but over the years, many homeowners have turned to drain cleaning solutions found in grocery or home stores. It sounds like a simple solution, but it’s actually too good to be true. Here’s why you should resist the urge to dump those harsh chemicals down the drain, even if it promises quick relief.

Pipe Corrosion

As soon as your pipes were installed, they started the slow process of corrosion. However, there are factors you can control when it comes to how fast they corrode. Dumping chemical cleaners (as well as products like oil and cooking grease) will speed up the process of corrosion and possibly leave you with a broken or leaking pipe.

Safe Alternatives

There’s nothing wrong with trying to DIY a drain cleaning, but just make sure to use methods that will actually work and not cause more harm than good. A safe home remedy for drain clogs is baking soda and vinegar. Just pour some baking soda down the drain, followed by some vinegar. Let it sit and bubble for a few minutes, then flush with boiling water. Repeat this process a couple more times, if needed.

Another safe method is to use a drain snake, which will essentially try to pull apart the clog and allow it to dislodge and continue down the drain. Using a combination of the two methods may also prove successful.

Trust the Drain Experts

No matter the size of your drain clog, the Aztec Plumbing & Drains is here to help. Contact our team today at 239-932-2959 to get in touch with one of our experts.

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