What Are Some of the Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions?
Keeping your plumbing system well-maintained may not be at the top of your list of things to do until an issue arises. One of the more common plumbing issues that you may be faced with relates to clogs in your drains and pipes.
Generally, these are bothersome annoyances, but a serious clog may prevent you from using your plumbing features at all until the issue is addressed. If you are thinking about using a chemical drain cleaning product to remove a clog, you may want to think again.
What Causes Clogs?
There are several things that can cause a clog, but most will be caused by matter building up in your pipes. This matter may include everything from soap residue and hard water deposits to oil and grease or even hair strands and food particles.
These types of clogs typically develop as partial clogs, and they may grow into larger or complete clogs over time. Other clogs are the result of larger items getting washed down the drain by mistake.
What Are the Dangers of a Chemical Drain Cleaning Product?
A chemical drain cleaning product uses harsh or caustic chemicals to essentially break down the matter in the clog. Because these chemicals are so potent, they can be damaging and even fatal to humans in some cases.
They can cause redness and burning on your skin, irritation and even blindness in the eyes and severe or fatal internal damage. There are numerous health warnings on the label, and this is a strong indication that these are generally not products that you want to come into contact with at all.
What Are Better Options to Remove a Clog?
Thankfully, there are better options available to remove a clog than to use a dangerous chemical drain cleaning product. When you contact a plumber for assistance with clog removal, the plumber may snake the matter out of your pipe.
Another option is for the plumber to flush the matter through the pipe using hydrojetting services. Hydrojetting is a preferred option because it only uses pressure and water, and it basically will clean the entire pipe. This can prevent other clogs from developing in the near future.
While you could use a chemical drain cleaning product to clear a clog away, you can see that this is a dangerous option to consider.
The better option is to contact a plumber for assistance with either snaking or hydrojetting service. Schedule your appointment with a plumber today.
Are your pipes all clogged up in your San Mateo home? If you’re having trouble, give Caccia Plumbing Inc. a Call at (650) 376-6800, so we can get down to the root of the problem.