When you’re dealing with a clogged drain, toilet, or shower at home, your first reaction may be to use DIY solutions to clear the drain. While some solutions can be a great choice to quickly and effectively clear the clog, some solutions, like store-bought drain cleaners, are not recommended by professionals. This isn’t because they eliminate the need for plumbing services — it’s actually quite the opposite! Here are the top reasons why plumbers don’t recommend many drain cleaners for their customers.

Most Are Corrosive

One of the most common reasons why at-home drain cleaners are not recommended is because they can be very corrosive. Many of these products need to be corrosive in order to eat away at whatever is causing your drain clog, but that also means that these cleaners will slowly eat away at the interiors of your plumbing pipes and drains. If used regularly, these cleaners can create cracks and leaks in your plumbing, leading to expensive repairs and water damage.

You May Cause a Reaction

In other cases, a drain cleaner may not be a safe DIY option because the chemicals in the cleaner may react with whatever substances are present in your pipe clogs. If you’ve ever created an at-home ‘volcano’ using baking soda and vinegar, you have a pretty good idea of what a reaction may look like in your pipes. While that doesn’t seem too dangerous, reactions like that can potentially create noxious gasses or corrosive acids that eat away at your pipes from the inside.

They Can Be A Waste of Time and Money

While safety is always the top priority when it comes to recommending products and services, at C&C, we also want to make sure that you’re not wasting time or money on temporary solutions or products that won’t work. While DIY solutions can be a temporary fix, some clogs need more than some corrosive liquid to get cleared up, so buying expensive drain cleaners can waste your time and money.

Call the Pros at C&C Slab Leaks & Plumbing!

Instead of dealing with expensive, corrosive, and potentially dangerous chemicals from at-home drain cleaning products, your best bet is to call the experts in drain clearing! At C&C Slab Leaks and Plumbing, we’re dedicated to providing you with top-quality services that save you money and keep you safe!
Learn more about our residential and commercial plumbing services online and contact us today to get started!