Here in Hillsdale, NJ, problems with your sewer line used to mean big trouble. The damage itself – whether a clog, a leak or general corrosion – wasn’t all that difficult to repair, but getting to the problem area could be a major hassle. You needed to dig down to it, which meant expensive construction equipment and longer man hours, then cover it up again when the repairs or replacement had been made. That became doubly problematic in the winter, when the ground was frozen, and even when it all went according to plan, you were left with a devastated yard that needed major work to look presentable again.
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We can answer this question quickly: never.
But you probably want a more detailed response than that. Because liquid drain cleaners are so prevalent, available on the shelves of every grocery store, it’s difficult for homeowners to accept that professional plumbers do not use nor recommend such cleaners to handle drain clogs or any other plumbing task. You don’t have to take the plumbers’ word alone: the U.S. EPA advises against the use of chemical drain cleaners because of their toxicity and potential to harm the environment.
There are better and safer ways to have drain cleaning in Bergenfield, NJ. BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. offers extensive drain cleaning services: if you need a clog removed, or if you want complete drain cleaning done, contact us.
What’s so awful about liquid drain cleaners?
We’ll start with the big issue: they are highly toxic. The primary ingredients of standard liquid cleaners you find in grocery and drug stores are lye and sulfuric acid. Not only is this mixture potentially lethal to swallow, but it produces toxic fumes that will cause skin burns and blindness. Using these liquids on your pipes puts you at risk because the fumes will remain in the air long after you pour the chemicals down the drain.
If you noticed the word “acid” above and thought, “Wow, that can’t be good for my pipes,” you’re correct. Although the acidic chemicals can chew through clogs, they can also chew through pipes. Drain cleaner tends to gather in the p-trap of a sink (the curved pipe directly beneath the drain) and eat away at the interior lining of the pipes. The damage caused isn’t worth it: rely instead on a plumber who uses safe drain snakes or BioSmart Drain Treatment.
Finally, liquid cleaners are damaging to the environment. Toxic residue remains in the bottles even after they are “emptied,” and this will end up in landfills. Seepage of chemicals into the ground can lead to poisoning the environment and toxins entering the water table.
You have much better options for drain cleaning
Whenever you encounter a clog, first try using a sink plunger to push it through. These plungers can handle most smaller clogs. If the plunger doesn’t work, call for a professional plumber to use safe techniques to clear the clogs.
If you have persistent clogging in your home, consider scheduling full drain cleaning services. BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. offers the superb BioSmart drain treatment system that cleans your drains without harming them, you, or the environment. Look to us for your Bergenfield, NJ drain cleaning needs.
The drains in your home are extremely important components of your home plumbing system. When your drains work properly they are able to remove waste water from your home in a clean, convenient fashion. When your drains are damaged or otherwise compromised, though, you have a potentially big problem on your hands. The longer any necessary Teaneck drain repair service is postponed, the more likely it becomes that the damage to your system will be complex and costly. That is why recognizing the need for Teaneck drain repair is so important. Here are some tips from BZ Dependable on how to do so.
One of the more obvious signs of a need for drain repair is the pooling of water in your basement or around your home. Even small amounts of water can lead to serious damages if given the time. Any leaks in your drain system must be repaired as soon as possible to minimize the risk of damage to your property.
You may also simply notice that your sinks or bathtubs are draining slowly. While this may seem like a minor problem, any slow moving or clogged drains should be treated as a serious issue. Not only are they inconvenient, but clogged drains can also throw off the pressure within your home plumbing system. This can lead to bigger headaches down the road. Contact a professional to ensure that any clogged drains are completely resolved and that they are not indicative of a more serious issue.
Foul odors are another common sign of damaged drains. While the problem may be an easy fix for a qualified plumber, such as a dried out drain trap, there is only one way to diagnose the problem with certainty; have your system thoroughly inspected and serviced by a professional.
If you have any further questions about how to recognize the need for Teaneck drain repair call the professional plumbers at BZ Dependable. We have the skills, knowledge and training to ensure that your drain problems are resolved completely and reliably. Contact us today to learn more about potential problems with your drains and how you can minimize the risk of damage.
BioSmart is the only drain cleaner that is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. This all natural enzyme system is safe for your family, pets, and pipes. Is there a foul smell coming from your drain? Does your shower backup and take forever to drain well? BioSmart gets to work immediately, attacking and breaking up organic waste. Use BioSmart on a regular preventative basis to treat drains and ensure a well functioning septic system. BioSmart’s Drain Maid is fast acting, easy to use, all natural, and cost effective. Contact BZ Dependable to purchase BioSmart Drain Maid exclusively in Bergen County and the surrounding NJ area. BZ Dependable also offers video pipe inspection, drain and sewer maintenance, and many other service.
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