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Why You Should Just Say NO To Chemical Drain Cleaners

Every homeowner is happy to find a bargain. But when the issue is a clogged drain, and you are thinking about using a jug of chemical drain cleaner to “save a few bucks,” you might want to rethink that plan.

Liquid drain cleaners sound great. But what they never tell you about is the possibility of doing more damage to your home’s drain lines than good. Today, we will set the record straight and hopefully save many homeowners from making a very costly mistake. Here are the reasons that plumbers everywhere warn their customers against ever using chemical drain cleaners.

The Potential For Pipe Damage Is Huge

The chemicals found in drain cleaners could easily damage your drain pipes. Hydrochloric acid and other acidic ingredients are meant to eat away clogs. When they are stuck in your drain and only coming into contact with a small amount of the clog, they can’t do the job. But drain cleaners are not smart. So they remain focused in that small section of pipe, creating heat and dissolving your drain pipe. Plastic drain lines are no match for acid-based chemical drain cleaners. The jug even says to flush with hot water. But when the line is clogged, the hot water cannot wash the acid away. 

The Potential Health Risk

If you read the label on drain cleaner, it clearly warns against getting the liquid on your skin, in your eyes, or inhaling the fumes. That should tell you all you need to know. And the issues can be even more concerning if you have any breathing problems. Even worse, the fumes can linger in your home for hours or even days after you pour that chemical cocktail down the drain. So you are potentially exposing your loved ones and pets to the caustic chemical fumes.

Only A Short Term Solution At Best

If you are very fortunate and the chemicals manage to remove part of the clog, you will see some water moving down the drain. But there is no way to know how much of the clog was removed. And how much is still there waiting to flood your home in a few days. So you have endured handling toxic chemicals and breathing noxious fumes for a partial solution.

After reading this information, you have got to be wondering why there is not a better solution for clogged drains. And fortunately, there is a completely safe solution. And it is guaranteed to provide a complete solution to your clogged drain issues.

The Only True Solution

The only real, solution for clogged drains is a professional drain cleaning from the team at Metroplex Leak & Line. Our licensed plumbers have years of experience cleaning drains using nothing but very high-pressure water. Our equipment blasts away clogs and scrubs all of the drain lines in your home. By removing the sticky residue that builds up inside drain pipes, we can assure you that you will have no further issues with clogs. And we also guarantee our drain cleaning and clog removals.

Of course, over the span of a year, new residue will collect inside the drain pipes. But until that occurs, we can promise you that your home will be clog-free. Schedule a proactive annual drain cleaning with our team to know that you will never be annoyed by another clog. We guarantee it. Just call (214) 388-4525 to schedule a drain cleaning with the pros at Metroplex Leak & Line. We offer flexible appointments in the evening and on the weekends to work within your busy schedule.

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