Are you frustrated by slow drains in your sink or shower? Do you have a tub or toilet that is completely clogged up? These kinds of problems aren’t just inconvenient; they can also potentially cause property damage or even harm your health, especially if you have dirty water backing up from your drain and overflowing the fixture.
Although you may be tempted to try to clear the clog yourself, this really isn’t the fastest or most effective way to get your drains flowing again. Here’s why:
It’s ineffective. Whether you use a chemical drain cleaner or a homemade option like baking soda, you will not get the whole clog and your drainage problem will soon recur.
It’s hazardous. Chemical drain cleaners can burn your skin and will contaminate your property with hazardous fumes. If they are not effective in clearing the clog, you’ll be left with dangerous chemicals sitting in your plumbing fixtures.
It could harm your plumbing. Some types of pipes can actually be damaged by certain chemical drain cleaners. And if you try to use a drain snake, you could easily end up scratching the finish on your sink, tub, or toilet.