A clogged drain is a common occurrence that can happen to anyone. A slow-moving
sink or a congested bathtub can soon become an extremely irritating obstacle
for the whole family. Many drain cleaners often appear to simplify the
process with a simple chemical gel, however, if certain precautions are
not taken before attempting to clean your own drain, costly damages can
often become a result of poor ignorance. Despite the severity of the cloggage,
the following problems and precautions are important to be aware of:
As helpful as some liquid cleaners can be, these cleaners most often contain
harmful chemicals that only apply to the most simple of drain blockages.
Many times in an act of desperation, people will use an excess of amount
of cleaner to unclog a stubborn drain. Not only is this dangerous, but
can be damaging to your surrounding areas. Some cleaners contain chemicals
that can damage porcelain, stainless steel, or aluminum appliances. A
chemical reaction with an already already corroded pipe can easily lead
to costly repairs and further damages. It is always important to use the
least amount of liquid possible and only pour directly inside the drain.
Aside from chemical damage, lack of proper training and needed tools can
often cause many problems. Understanding the layout of your plumbing and
knowing the precautions of each tool is an important step before attempting
to clear a drain. Tools can be broken and pipes can become severely worn
down due to a lack of tool knowledge. With the increasing popularity of
“Do it Yourself” projects on the internet, often times a lot
of incorrect information can be passed around and even modified to become
more incorrect and dangerous. Many techniques that seem to “work”
can often be causing deeper and unknown damages for the future.
Liquid gel cleaners containing harmful chemicals can often lead to the
release of toxic gases and vapors. Never resort to combining multiple
cleaners as certain chemicals combined can cause very dangerous gases
and possibly even erupt preventing any chance of further cleaning. Always
be sure to use drain cleaner in well ventilated areas and always keep
curious toddlers and pets away from the area. Never second guess yourself
in taking extra precaution to blocking the area from your children and
pets. Even the smallest amount of chemical cleaner can cause death to
family pets. As a general rule-of-thumb try to avoid chemicals at all costs.
A pesky drain can soon turn into a costly problem if proper steps are not
taken. Rest assured here at Parley’s PPM, we offer only the safest
and affordable techniques to solve your plumbing problems. Rather than
risk causing further damages and possible harm to those living in your
household, feel free to give us a call so we can further assess the situation.
We believe in being completely honest with our customers and offer a 100%
money-back guarantee if satisfaction is not met. Check out our complete
list of services we offer and always be sure to put safety first!