Clogged Drain – Do Chemicals Really Work?

May 3, 2018

Clogged Drain – Should You Use Chemicals?

If you have a clogged drain, you will probably find yourself making a trip to the local store to purchase some type of chemical product to clear the clog. Of course, these products are marketed toward folks wanting to quickly and easily fix a clogged drain. What’s the problem with that? Well, your plumber may warn you against using some of these powerful and oftentimes dangerous chemicals to fix your clogged drain.

The Problem Could Become Worse

It is important to know that chemicals are formulated to dissolve many, but not all, of the sources of clogged drains. Chemicals may have very little effect on the tougher sources. In fact, some of the particles of the dissolving source may travel further and more deeply into your drainage system, creating a new problem that is much more difficult to resolve than the initial problem. In such an event, a seemingly simple problem turns into an issue that requires the assistance of a professional.

Try This First!

Before purchasing chemical solutions from the store, we have a more natural remedy that may serve you better. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the affected drain. Then pour in a cup of vinegar and wait 1/2 hour. After 30 minutes, pour a pot of boiling water into the drain to help flush out any obstructions that have been cleared by the baking soda and vinegar. This is a great solution for most common issues with a clogged drain.

Final Resort

For the toughest of jobs, chemicals simply will not do the trick and you need to call a professional plumber. Whether your drain needs a flush by a hydro jetting or if it needs a powerful exploration by a drain auger, Shad’s Plumbing has exactly the solution that you need. We can quickly and easily identify the type of clogged drain that you have, what created it, and the best solution to apply. Call us today!

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