Are you experiencing a drain in your home that is clearing more slowly than usual? Clearly, it is annoying, but it is also a hint from your home that you need to take action before this small problem blossoms into a complete catastrophe. But should you rush to the store to buy a bottle of drain cleaner? The answer is yes, and no, which might surprise most homeowners. You might be rushing to the store, but never, NEVER, buy a bottle of chemical drain cleaner.
Chemical drain cleaners are toxic acid cocktails that do far more damage than good. Often, they eat through drain pipes before every budging a stubborn clog. However, if you are going to the store, you could grab a two-liter bottle of cola. But remember that it is for your drain and not for you to enjoy when you get home from the store.
Why Is Cola A Good Drain Cleaner?
The tang that you love in most colas is what also makes this drink a multipurpose solution. Phosphoric acid provides that tang and prevents mold and bacteria growth in this incredibly sugar-laden drink. But that same ingredient also makes cola a reliable drain cleaner. And it is in no way toxic to you, the environment, or your drains. Just be sure that you are getting a dark-colored cola and that phosphoric acid is listed in the first four ingredients.
The Cola Cleaning Process
The process is very simple, but you need to be patient to allow these non-toxic ingredients to clean your drain and remove the clog that is forming.
- Place the two-liter bottle of dark cola on the counter and allow it to reach room temperature.
- Slowly pour the entire bottle of cola down the drain. Try not to create too much foam that will linger in the sink and not reach the clog.
- Allow the drain to sit with the cola in it for at least an hour or two. For really tough clogs, allow the cola to remain in the drain for up to 24 hours.
- Carefully flush the drain with several gallons of boiling water.
If the clog persists, you can try to fish out any blockage with a sink snake. But beware, the goop that you pull out of your drain could be quite disgusting.
The Professional Approach
The cola trick is a good solution for a small blockage in a drain pipe. But when it does not do the trick, it is time to call in the professionals. At Metroplex Leak & Line, our licensed plumbers use the latest equipment to remove even the most stubborn clogs with nothing but high-pressure water. The water jet blasts away debris and clogs as well as scrubbing off all of the nasty residue from inside your drains.
With the residue gone, your drains will no longer have a sour or stale odor, and water will flow freely into the city sewer system. Best of all, you will no longer have to worry about a complete drain clog forming and backup of dirty water and waste in your home.
We Offer More Than Just Drain Cleaning And Clog Removal
Metroplex Leak & Line is a full-service plumbing business that can meet all of your needs for installations, repairs, and emergency service. So don’t risk destroying your drain pipes with a caustic chemical drain cleaner. Call (214) 388-4525 and schedule a professional drain cleaning with the team from Metroplex Leak & Line. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. And all of our work comes with a complete warranty and our customer satisfaction guarantee.
And for a drain clog that you didn’t see coming, we have team members taking calls 24/7. Our licensed plumbers are ready to immediately dispatch to your home to avoid costly water damage, and contamination from a drain clog at night, on the weekend, or even on a holiday. We are the reliable plumbers who are always here for you, and never take advantage of you with added service call fees. Instead, we provide high-quality workmanship at reasonable prices so that we will earn your business for life.