It’s bound to happen at some point in time if there is a drain it is going to become clogged. This is just the reality of having a drain. And often when a drain becomes clogged many people just run out and purchase some kind of drain cleaning solution to try and remove the clog. However, there are some problems with having these chemical drain cleaning solutions around the home as well as using them on a drain.
One of the reasons that a chemical drain cleaning solution shouldn’t be used it because it may have a negative impact on the plumbing. Some of the clog removers on the market today can be harmful to the pipes. They actually have chemical agents in them that will make the plumbing start to deteriorate; this will only cause more problems later on.
Another thing that can happen when using an unclogging agent is that there can be a reaction with the clog that may increase the clog and make it harder to remove. In some cases, the clog can actually become solid. Some of the chemical solutions that are used to unclog a drain can also have a bad reaction to other things that may be in the drain. These reactions can actually cause a toxic fumes or gas to be released into the air that is being breathed. Depending on how large the reaction is the toxic fumes can possibly fill the entire home. Many of these drain cleaning solutions are toxic on their own and can burn the skin when splashed on it. These drain unclogging solutions can also be harmful to eyes.
There are many other reasons why this form of clog remover shouldn’t be used. There are some other ways to remove a clog and calling a plumber to remove it is one way that will not cause any harmful toxins to breathe in. they will not have a negative effect on the plumbing, and they will not be harmful to skin and eyes.
Dealing with a bothersome clog in your Austin home? Call S&D Plumbing today for immediate solutions!