Why You Should Avoid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

June 19, 2019

When you have a clogged drain in your home, you may be tempted to go out and grab a liquid drain cleaner from the nearest hardware store. Store bought drain cleaners are convenient, but in the end they do far more harm than good. Here are the reasons why store bought drain cleaners are so bad for your drains:

The vast majority of drain cleaners use highly corrosive substances to “eat” through any clogs that may be in the drain. While this does work pretty well in the short term, it also causes a lot of damage to the pipes over time. Years of using these kinds of drain cleaners will lead to severe structural issues with the drain pipes, causing them to fail more often and require replacement earlier. Store bought drain cleaners also don’t remove as much waste from the pipe as you think. Oftentimes, some waste is left on the drain pipes, providing a starting point for future clogs.


Professional plumbers are well-aware of the issues with corrosive drain cleaners, which is why they don’t use them. Instead, Clear Drain Plumbing uses hydro jetting, which shoots a high-pressure stream of water down the pipe to blast all accumulated waste off of the walls. This tactic cleans out the drain remarkably well, and keeps the pipe in great condition.

 

Clear Drain Plumbing offers a full range of drain cleaning services throughout Los Gatos, CA and the surrounding Bay Area.

 

If you need drain cleaning services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers!

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