Should I Use Drain Cleaning Products When I have Clogged Drains?
Many people try to DIY with their clogged drains by pouring harsh liquids and gels down their sink, tub or toilet; but with repeated use, these chemicals can actually corrode your pipes and weaken them to the point of leaking or breakage.
These over-the-counter drain cleaning products are only a temporary solution, and often only clear out enough of the clog to allow the chemicals to pass through the drain lines. They are also toxic to the environment, and pose a risk when children or pets are in the home.
Only a Monterey plumbing contractor can fully clear your drainage pipes after an inspection to detect the true causes of the clogged drains. Throughout your home’s plumbing system, all of the pipes are connected; therefore, it is possible that when a clog shows up in one location, it can cause water and sewage to back up in another area of the house. A DIY approach cannot detect these types of issues; it takes a plumbing contractor with the right equipment and inspection tools to diagnose and fix the underlying problems.