Some people are do-it-yourselfers. They have to make and do everything everything for themselves in order to live stress free. No DIY project is too daunting for them. No meal is too difficult to be made by them. They even like doing a variety of home projects. Whether it’s a broken stove or a leak under the sink, they are hands on and ready to undertake those pesky home repairs.
Of course, this isn’t true for all people. Some people are very intimidated by home improvements and repairs and prefer takeout. If you are overwhelmed by the thought of peaking under your sink, don’t worry. Gladiator Rooter and Plumbing is a company that has invested heavily in the best possible equipment and we are committed to saving you both time and money.
If you are all too eager to take that position under your sink or next to your toilet to get the job done yourself, then we are here to to share a few warnings because bypassing the plumber for a bottle of drain cleaner could do more harm than good.
The problem with drain cleaners is that they contain harsh chemicals that are only a temporary fix to what could be a major problem; and they could damage your pipes irreparably in the long run. If they don’t work and you are out of DIY options and have to call in the professionals, then the plumber has to deal with toxic chemicals that are coated in the drains. The fumes aren’t healthy to inhale and they hang around long after the drain cleaner goes down the drain.
The chemicals in drain cleaners can damage pipes while supposedly “cleaning” them. The principle chemical in commercial cleaning solutions is hydrochloric acid. This will not only gnaw at pipes as it sits in them, it will chew off the enamel and other expensive finishes in your kitchen or bathroom.
The chemicals are not good for your body or for the environment. The residue left in bottles ends up in landfills and can enter the water, poisoning fish and other wildlife. It may seem like a simple and easy fix but the ramifications of the cleaner are not worth the possibility that it might work.
As much as you take pride in handling household maintenance yourself, do you really know what’s causing your drain to clog up? Drains sometimes back up because of trouble in the sewer line or because of broken pipes. Dumping chemicals down the drain won’t fix a broken pipe. What should you do next time your sink is backing up? If you’re determined to attempt a fix you are better off using a plunger to clear a clogged drain.
We know you might want to attempt all home repairs but some are better left to the professionals. We have experienced professionals that can come and fix your residential needs. For more information, contact Gladiator Rooter & Plumbing. We are family owned and operated and we offer a 100% guarantee on our work.