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Clogged Drain: Step Away From The Chemicals!

Help! I have a clogged drain!

The tub isn't draining. The toilet isn't flushing. The kitchen sink is backing up. You have things to do, places to go, and people to see in Marlborough CT. You don't have time to deal with a clogged drain. You need to fix this NOW.

We have a guess on the two things you reach for:

  • Plunger
  • A chemical, store-bought drain cleaner

Put down the drain cleaner

Stop! We urge you NOT to use any sort of store-bought chemical drain cleaners. Theyclogged-drain-repair-columbia-ct MAY work [but usually don't] to get rid of a clogged drain. But let's just take a second to stop and think about HOW they work.

That drain cleaner is chemicals. CHEMICALS. It only works because something super toxic is eating away at whatever's causing the clogged drain. It could be hair, food or a small toy. Think about how strong that liquid has to be to eat away at something in just a few minutes.

Now, think about how something that strong could also be damaging the pipes in your home. If chemical drain cleaner is the go-to solution to clearing a clog, it's doing a ton of damage to the pipes in your home. Not only is it clearing the clog, but it's eating away at the insides of your pipes and drains, bit by bit. Eventually, you'll find pinhole leaks or cracks.

The clogged drain issues might be resolved, but then you're going to have an even bigger plumbing issue at hand: re-piping.

Safe way to clear a clogged drain

Chemical cleaners aren't just damaging to your home's plumbing. Any time you use a plunger after pouring cleaner down the drain, you run the risk of burning yourself. The suction from the plunger will bring up whatever's in the drain, and it can burn your eyes or skin. Please let a plumber know if you've used a cleaner, so that he can protect himself and the surrounding area.

We strongly suggest using a "green" enzyme cleaner instead. The one we use is Bio-Clean. Instead of chemicals, it's made from a blend of bacteria and enzymes. From the Made in the USA manufacturer:

"Bio-Clean is non-poisonous. It creates no heat, no fumes, no boiling. It does not attack live tissue nor inorganic materials, only organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper, cotton & sewage. This makes BIO-CLEAN safe for people, plumbing and the environment. BIO-CLEAN changes the waste particles into water, carbon dioxide and mineral ash which run harmlessly out of your waste system. These elements are then available for plant life."

Your local Marlborough CT drain cleaning specialist

bio-clean-clogged-drain-enzyme-cleaner-green-marlborough-ct-plumber-plumbing-tipSome clogs are just stubborn. You may need to call a local, professional plumber for help. Rapid Service LLC is your local Marlborough CT plumber. We have different snakes and blades to clear clogged drains. We even have a drain camera to find out exactly what's causing the issue. Roots can grow into weak spots of drainage systems. Pipes can collapse. Fats can solidify in drains. Whatever the case, we have the experience and expertise to get everything flowing again! For preventative or emergency plumbing service, call 860-228-1036.

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