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Why You Should Never Use DIY Cleaners on Your Pipes

At Done-Rite Plumbing & Rooter, we want to provide not only the best service, but also the best information to you. We want our clients to know that is not as simple as pouring this down the drain and everything will be fine after that. Using do-it-yourself cleaners to clear out a clog may temporarily clear out a clog, but at what cost? There are consequences to applying these cleaners to your pipes. Today, we will be talking about the dangers of using DIY cleaners on your pipes and why it is always best to call your local plumber.

1. Harsh Chemicals

We understand that drain cleaners can be more convenient than taking the time out of your busy schedule to set an appointment with a plumber, but what these companies who produce the drain cleaners don’t tell you are exactly how dangerous these cleaners are for your pipes. These drain cleaners use a caustic chemical to melt and remove the clog. This might sound great, but what ends up happening is these chemicals create heat within the pipes and can cause permanent damage to the overall structure of the pipe system. This will cause potential and long-lasting effects on the quality of your pipes and have potential larger expenditures later.

2.It Doesn’t Fix the Problem

Sometimes these caustic chemicals still don’t work and so then you add more thinking that maybe it’s just really clogged, but what is actually happening is that you are just continually damaging your pipes. The best solution is to contact your local plumber. Done-Rite Plumbing & Rooter uses trenchless technology and hydro jetting to remove any blockages. This is an environmentally friendly method and more cost-affective over time while maintaining the structure of your plumbing system. In addition, cleaning out your pipes with a certified and licensed professional will not only maintain the health of the system, but a professional would be able to see if there are more serious problems going on instead of just a small clog.

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