Ask The Expert: My Drain Is Clogged. What Is The Best Way To Unclog It?
Every drain is different. For a toilet obstruction most people can clear
that on their own. We even have a helpful video on our website to give
you a little advice on how to do it. For obstructions in showers or sinks
the first thing I would say is DON’T use harsh chemicals. Drain
cleaning chemicals are acids and are very dangerous. They are dangerous
not only to people but also you property. They can take the finish off
of the fixture that you are using it on and they can also eat through
the pipes. If you want a home remedy we recommend more of a preventative
measure such as enzymes. Enzymes are harmless to you plumbing and harmless
to people. They only break down the organic matter in your drains. As
always, if you have a question on what you can do with your particular
concern just give me a call. Just last week one of our good customers
called with a clogged garbage disposer and wanted to set up a service
call. I was able to walk him through a little trick and he saved the cost
of a service call and possible rodding by getting the drain cleared himself.