Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing issues you’ll face in your home. Between all the hair that goes down the shower drain and the cooking oil that (unfortunately) drips down your kitchen sink, a clog or two is bound to occur in your pipes.
While you may be tempted to Google some DIY drain cleaning hacks, you might want to reconsider that idea. When it comes to clogged drains, quick fixes are not always the best answer. Here’s why:
Chemical Drain Cleaners Hurt Your Pipes
A lot of homeowners are quick to reach for store-bought, chemical drain cleaners when they have a clog, but that’s the worst thing you can do. Not only do chemical drain cleaners fail to remove the clog, but they also harm the inside of your pipes.
Plungers Don’t Always Get Rid of the Entire Clog
The force a plunger creates can get a clog out well-enough that you can use your plumbing again, but it doesn’t always remove the clog entirely. This can give you the false impression that your plumbing is safe to use when it’s not and allows the problem to continue longer.
Quick Fixes Don’t Work for Tree Roots
No DIY drain cleaner can handle a clog that’s caused by tree roots. This type of clog usually occurs in your main sewer line and needs to be handled properly to prevent a major plumbing disaster. Only professional scoping can determine these types of clogs, so a quick fix won’t get the job done in this case.
Say “Goodbye” to Clogged Drains with Mr. Rooter.
If you find yourself with a clogged drain, put down the drain cleaner and give Mr. Rooter of San Antonio a call instead. We’re here 24/7 to help with all of your drain emergencies. For more information or to schedule a service, contact us at 855.982.2028.