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Dealing with a clogged drain?


Orlando Clogged DrainThere are several reasons why you should avoid using chemical drain cleaning solutions to unclog your drain. In fact, professional plumbers never use or recommend them even though they do get the job done. Why is this? Believe it or not your plumber is actually trying to save you money. There are basically four reasons why plumbers do not use chemical drain cleaners.

Environmental Damage: A drain cleaner that is loaded with chemicals can wreak havoc on an already taxed environment, and flushing harsh chemicals down your drain only adds to the problem. This is one of the main reasons that plumbers do not use this type of drain cleaner. It just is not good for the environment at all, especially not when there are other ways to get the job done. Also they are not just terrible for the environment, but they are bad for those that use them as well.

Not Very Effective: It does seem that a drain cleaner with strong chemicals in it should work better, right? Wrong! In many cases a drain cleaner that is full of chemicals is actually very bad at unclogging your drain. They do get rid of grease and hair, but have very limited effectiveness when it comes to clearing other types of clogs. A knowledgeable plumber understands that using heavy duty drain cleaning machines work much better without using any chemicals. It can clear almost any substance that is clogging your drain by using powerful water jets.

Chemical Damage: Besides just damaging the environment, chemical drain cleaners can also severely damage pipes as well. They can erode and dissolve pipes, especially when these cleaners are used over and over again. Overuse tends to happen quite a bit because the cleaners are so ineffective. Actually, a chemical cleaner is more likely to erode the pipes than they are to get out a clog.

Costly Repairs: If you think about it, it is less expensive to have a professional clean your drain the right way than it is to repair broken pipes. A plumber is actually trying to save you money in the long run by not using a harsh drain cleaner. It can cost upwards of one thousand dollars to repair broken pipes, having your drains cleaned by a professional is nothing compared to that. Be safe and let a professional do the job!

Dealing with clogged drains in the Orlando area? Contact Shamrock Plumbing and Drain Cleaning today at 407-292-8881!

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