Most homeowners experienced certain plumbing problems such as having clogged drains, and these problems may damage your entire plumbing system if you don’t fix them in good time. You should call in some professional plumbers to unclog your blocked drains if you don’t have the skills to do it. It’s not easy today to unclog the modern clogged drains without involving the current technology.
It’s fine to use chemicals to remove anything that has blocked your drains, but you should know that some of these products may be corrosive to the plumbing system, and this means that they shorten its shelf-life. It’s not common to find the bathroom drains or the kitchen ones getting clogged every week or month, and the best thing to do is to allow the plumber to come and assess if this could be a sign of a major plumbing problem. If you want to have some preventive methods nearby to ensure that such plumbing emergencies don’t occur, you should consult a plumber to advise you on the best green techniques to use.
Homeowners who get some chemicals from the factory to unblock their drains end up harming the environment in a big way. Such products contain certain chemicals, lye, and acids that damage even the good part of your plumbing system. You subject your health to more problems when using chemicals and products that a plumber hasn’t recommended besides leaving the PVC pipes and wastewater systems damaged.
Your drains can remain unclogged for a long time if only you know some of the natural and gentle techniques to use. If you ask your plumber to help you know what you can use to maintain unclogged drains in your home, they may recommend cleaners with some enzymatic and bacterial activities. A plumber would first assess your plumbing system to see if there is water backup before they advise you to pour baking soda down the drain.
Even though you may suspect what has blocked or clogged your showers, sinks, laundry areas, and toilets, it’s always good to identify the specific things that are responsible for this. If the drains are sluggish, it means that they are partially clogged and you need to act swiftly. It’s advisable to occasionally pour hot water to the drains since it prevents sudden clogging.
If you don’t mind about the hair you leave in the bathroom, then you may be surprised to see the severe clogs they would cause to your bathroom drains. The pipes would also be clogged when soap, toothpaste, and dirt accumulate in them. You may experience kitchen clogs if you don’t mind about the grease and food pieces that go down the drain.