Television commercials that feature clog removal with an over-the-counter drain cleaner make the process seem so simple: pour the liquid down the drain, wait a little bit, and poof! Your drain is clear. Unfortunately, this is not really how these types of cleaners work.
The best way to ensure that you truly remove a clog safely and effectively is to call for a professional Denver plumbers. Professional plumbers, like the ones at Bell Plumbing and Heating, have the training, tools, and expertise needed for any drain job, so contact us to clean or unclog your drains today.
Chemical drain cleaners are highly caustic, which means that the chemicals in the cleaner actually generate heat. The way these types of cleaners remove items in your drains is to dissolve them; in a way, they chemically burn or oxidize the materials causing the clog.
Chemical drain cleaners can certainly provide a quick fix for a clogged drain, but they come with several significant drawbacks:
Chemical drain cleaners can be so dangerous that there are usually warnings on the bottles not to use them on a toilet clog. Here’s why: as mentioned above, the chemical cleaner is made to cling. As such, it will cling to your toilet bowl and eat away at the porcelain and the plumbing. Porcelain is fairly fragile, and the caustic nature of the drain cleaner can cause cracking. Additionally, the chemicals will also eat away at your toilet’s plumbing. You can clean your drain without the use of chemicals.
The bottom line: don’t use chemical drain cleaners to fix slow drains, clogged drains, or handle toilet clogs. Instead, call Bell Plumbing and Heating and schedule drain cleaning with a Denver plumber today!