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A Professional Opinion On The Use Of Chemicals For Drain Cleaning

One of the most typical problems a homeowner or even some businesses will face when it comes to plumbing issues is having to deal with one or more clogs. When a drain clogs, this is often the first time anyone even gives thought to a potential clog. Our drain cleaning Ottawa professionals have been called into deal with a variety of clog issues so we have the experience on how to clear the clog effectively. We are here to tell you that yes, chemical cleaners are a choice for clog removal, but they are not always the first choice.

Due to the potential dangers one faces using chemical drain cleaning materials, it is often recommended that you do contact one of our highly trained and knowledgeable drain cleaning Ottawa professionals to do the job for you so can avoid potential injury; this statement is stressed further for those who have never attempted to clear a clog or who have never used chemical cleaners at all: Let us help you take out the danger of clog clearing and the doubt you might have as well.

It is true that chemical cleaners offer a level of convenience when you use them. Nevertheless, you really need to know when they will work, when they will not, the potential hazards to you or others as well as your plumbing equipment, and the general pros and cons of the products’ use before going ahead further. Let’s look to seek what chemical drain cleaners offer you in the way of effectiveness, power, strength, and if the chemical wears down equipment over the passage of time and use.

The Advantages of Chemical Drain Cleaners

  • Affordability: You will find most chemical cleaners sold on the market today are not only easy on the wallet, they are all comparably affordable. You can get the cleaners at department stores, local plumbing shops, DIY shops, and sometimes you will find them at convenience stores and local hardware shops. You can save hours of professional labor costs with just one use of a chemical cleaner.
  • Simplicity: If you read the instructions on the label and follow them to the letter, the chemical cleaner is easy to use. In a few minutes, you can use the cleaner and just let it go to work. You do not need a plunger or hydrojet or even a snake to get the drain to open if the cleaner works. It will help destroy the clog little by little and as it dissolves your clogged drain should drain quickly.
  • Expeditious: A fast acting cleaner can clear a basic clog in as little as 15 minutes. You do not have to strain yourself to clear the clog. Once cleared the drain flows out automatically.

 The Disadvantages of Chemical Drain Cleaners 

  • Toxicity: Chemical cleaners must be handled with considerable care. They are made of toxic chemicals. If you do not follow directions, you risk injury. These chemicals contain things like alkaline and acidic and some even contain sulphuric acid. They can prove harmful to soft tissues and the eyes. You can also contaminate the ground water by using them.
  • Fails to clear all clogs: Not every chemical cleaner will prove successful. You cannot mix these chemicals together as it can prove deadly. Once the chemical cleaner fails, you will need to call in a pro. Chemical cleaners cannot dissolve solid objects, but they can clear clogs caused by hair, toilet paper, and grease. The do not work on clogs in standing water and they cannot clear mineral buildup.
  • Destruction of pipe integrity: These chemicals can damage delicate pipes, especially older pipework, pipes, and the fittings holding them together. You should use these cleaners as a last result and only when necessary.

Call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services when you discover a plumbing issue or clog. We have professionals at the ready to assist you with the issue and to clear out clogs quickly. You can relax as we handle the tough job of clearing that clog!

Give us a call today: 613-791-5777  for a free upfront estimate!

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