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How DIY Drain Cleaning Can Harm Your Charlotte Pipes

As a homeowner, you may be tempted to try to fix your plumbing problems. This is never a good idea. Do-it-yourself methods create more harm than good, especially when it comes to your drain pipes. When it comes to your home’s plumbing, don’t trust blogs or store brands that claim to know best. Trust licensed specialists with extensive drain cleaning experience.

What Do Drain Cleaners Do to Your Pipes?

Store-bought drain cleaners are full of chemicals. Some cleaners claim to be safe for pipes and the environment, but they’re not. Chemical drain cleaners are oxidizing. As they run through your drains and dislodge clogs, the chemicals eat away at your pipes. In plastic pipes, the drain cleaners create heat that deforms or melts the pipes. That's why following a DIY treatment, homeowners experience weaker drains. Water flow decreases, and more clogs develop due to a weaker pipeline. In some cases, leaks form that lead to severe water damage. A quick fix turns into long-term problems and headaches for homeowners.

What About Other DIY Methods?

While home improvement bloggers and websites offer home drain cleaning solutions, it’s best to rely on the professionals. Creating a homemade drain cleaner or using an auger is never a good idea if you’re not a trained plumber. Homemade drain cleaners may not be suitable for your specific type of pipe. Instead of fixing the clog, it can add to it. Using an auger without a professional leads to scratched pipes. So put down the baking soda or the auger and call your local plumbing team. Professionals will know how to locate the clog and determine the best approach to fixing it without harming your drain line.

Professional Drain Cleaning Services for Charlotte Homeowners

When it comes to cleaning your drains, trust Charlotte’s go-to plumbing team. Mr. Rooter Plumbing has a staff made up of drain cleaning specialists who know how to handle your pipes. We use various drain cleaning methods, including hydro jetting, to ensure our customers receive the best services. Leave the drain cleaners at the store and call Mr. Rooter to flush your drain worries away.

William IlievAbout the Author: William Iliev, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte

William has been a trusted plumber and owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Charlotte since 2003. With over 15 years to back him, William has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in water heater services, tree root plumbing repairs, and more.