From time to time, we get questions and we would like to pass along to you some of these with our answers. Perhaps we can help answer some of your questions, too. If you have a question that you would like for us to address, please let us know.
CUSTOMER QUESTION: If my drain is clogged, should I use a chemical cleaner before I call a plumber?
Our residential plumbers do not recommend this for several reasons; most drain chemicals are very toxic in nature, not a good thing to keep around the home if you have children or pets. The toxic chemicals can also have a negative effect on your piping as well. Over time these chemicals may deteriorate your pipes from the inside out. When this happens, the drain line(s) will have to be replaced.
A safe alternative that you might try before calling a plumber is Bio-Clean. Bio-Clean is a multipurpose, earth friendly product. It can be used in all household drains to keep them running free: tubs, showers, sinks, and garbage disposals. It’s the best septic product on the market and can even restore failing systems.
Bio-Clean is marketed and sold as a drain cleaner but can be used in many other situations. It carries no warning labels on the can and it is 100% safe for people, pets and the environment. Be careful of bargains and cheaper products that claim to be environmentally safe and effective. If a product has warning labels on it, can it really be safe?
Bio-Clean can be purchased by calling or coming by our office at 6501 Upland Avenue Lubbock, Tx (806-749-COOL 2665). We hope this information will help you keep the pipes at your place running smoothly!
Have more questions? What types of chemical cleaners do you use? Send us a comment.
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