Many people think that the best solution to fix their clogged drains is to simply dump one of those highly advertised drain unclogging chemicals down their drain and hopefully the problems will cease. However, this is actually one of the worst things that you can do to your pipes and drainage system. While these products may provide temporary relief for the problems that you experience, they are not a long-term solution for the problems.
This route is especially attractive to those who are looking to save money and opt for the cheap chemicals instead of an experienced plumbing service. While this behavior is understandable, homeowners should know that it is also damaging to drainage systems and should be avoided for the future benefit of not only your plumbing but your pocketbook. That’s because these chemicals can lead to more problems in the long run that can prove to be much more costly than having a plumber inspect and unclog drains right away.
These chemicals typically work by dissolving whatever substance may be caught in the drainage system. However, oftentimes, the chemicals don’t completely dissolve the bit of matter at hand that is causing the problem. Additionally, if a chemical does end up momentarily solving the problem, you can almost guarantee that the problem will be back. This is because usually there is an underlying problem with the plumbing that is making it vulnerable to buildup. Additionally, you may have a real problem in your drain that you are mistaking for a mere bit of debris clogging up the system. Throwing chemicals into such a problem will only worsen the situation. Homeowners should also understand that these abrasive chemicals usually do more than dissolve the substance that is clogging a drain; they also have the power to dissolve and weaken your pipes! Many homeowners continually throw money into products like these that simply do have the capability to solve the problems at hand. Instead, they could get a full diagnosis of the problems they face and additionally get a guarantee on the fixes that are made by their plumber.