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Drain Cleaning Myths Busted


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There are a lot of myths about plumbing. Non-more common than drain cleaning myths. When it comes to plumbing repair, particularly drain cleaning it’s important to make sure that you have accurate and correct information. Improper drain cleaning can turn a small plumbing problem into a big plumbing problem. When it comes to plumbing repair its best to have the job done right the first time, so today we bring you drain cleaning myths busted!


Drain Cleaning Myth #1 – Liquid Drain Cleaner Will Do Just as Good of a Job as a Professional Plumber

When it comes to a clogged drain, many are quick to reach for the liquid drain cleaner. It’s easy to use, cheap, and accessible. However, in this instance cheap is a two-sided word. The problem with liquid drain cleaner is that in the wrong and inexperienced hands it can be extremely harmful. Liquid drain cleaner contains harsh chemicals, that if mistreated can cause some serious health concerns. And because of the harsh chemicals, it can also cause damage to pipes and septic tanks, not to mention the effect it has on the environment. Aside from the harmful side effects of liquid drain cleaner, it usually only offers brief relief from clogs, often masking the symptoms of a clog without getting to the root of the problem (pun intended).

Drain Cleaning Myth #2 – I Can Clean the Drain Myself

As far as DIY goes for drain cleaning, unless you are an experienced handyman or plumber, you should probably leave it to the professionals. The truth is that most reoccurring clogs have a larger problem afoot that really needs the attention of a professional. If your plunger doesn’t resolve the issue the first time, then please call the professionals. A professional plumber will be able to properly diagnose the issue causing the clogged drain. Plus, a professional plumber already has the proper tools to get the job done right!

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Drain Cleaning Myth #3 – Professional Drain Cleaning Costs Too Much

The reality is, is that having the job done right the first time will often end up saving you money in the long run. By cutting corners you could end up paying multiple times for a single job. Aside from costing more in the long run, you could also cause more damage which will cost more to correct. To protect your plumbing system and your pocket book its best to call a professional plumber from the start to get the job done right the first time.


If you are having reoccurring clogged drains, or if more than one drain is clogging then you could have a more serious problem on your hands. Call a professional plumber to get the job done  right the first time.


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