Are Drain Cleaners Safe to Use on Plumbing?

Are Drain Cleaners Safe to Use on Plumbing?

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Are Drain Cleaners Safe to Use on Plumbing?
Jun 23, 2021

Are Drain Cleaners Safe to Use on Plumbing?

If you’re a homeowner, no matter how long you’ve been in your home, you’ve probably either done a couple of DIY projects, or you’ve entertained the idea of doing a home project all on your own. Either way, there are just some home improvement projects you should leave alone and hire out. When it comes to your plumbing systems, it’s always best to call in Mr. Rooter Plumbing to do the job!
Most plumbing issues come from clogged drains. If you think you’re dealing with a clogged drain, and you’re hoping to do a little DIY and throw some drain cleaner in it, you can always call on us for advice. When it comes to using drain cleaners, that are a lot of mixed reviews whether they are safe for your drains or not. If you’re not sure what to do or how to handle your clogged drains, simply give Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call! 

What are the risks of using drain cleaners?

Using drain cleaners to clear a clogged drain is a very controversial topic. Some people think that using drain cleaners is the worst thing you can do to your plumbing systems because they are made with harsh chemicals and they can end up costing you more in the long run. Many people believe that using drain cleaners instead of hiring someone to clean your drains for you can cause your toilet bowl to break down and deteriorate over time, it can cause your plumbing pipes to dissolve, and it can cause any plastic plumbing pipes to heat up and warp over time. 
While using drain cleaners one or two times won’t cause much damage, the team here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing does offer drain cleaning services for those in Blair County.

2 Non-chemical Ways to Unclog your Drain

Now that you know the risks you could run into by using drain cleaners, we wanted to share some non-chemical ways you can unclog your drain:

1.    Baking soda & vinegar
Start out by pouring hot (not boiled) water down your drain. Mix up your baking soda and vinegar (1:1 ratio, about 1 cup each), and then pour this down your drain. Cover your drain for 5-10 minutes while this mixture breaks down anything in your drains, and then finish it off by pouring more hot water. 

2.    Use a drain snake
This is an easy and natural way to unclog your toilet. You can find drain snakes at any home improvement store and they are a very cost-effective way to clean out your drain.

Drain Cleaning Services in Blair County

Dealing with a clogged drain isn’t fun. Before you head out to the store to buy drain cleaning agents, try using a more natural, chemical-free solution like baking soda and vinegar. As a homeowner, you want to ensure your home lasts you as long as possible, so going the natural route first is always best. 
To make sure your drain is properly cleaned and working, give the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing a call today! To schedule your appointment with us, go online or pick up your phone!