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Are Commercial Drain Cleaners Clogging your Pipes?
Store-bought chemicals and cleaners are bad for air quality, but could they also damage the plumbing in your home? Although commercial drain cleaners are marketed as safe and effective ways to unclog pipes, they are often one of the root causes of chronic drainage issues.
Particularly in older homes (like those found on the west side of Colorado Springs), solutions like DrainO! can escalate plumbing issues rather than fix them. When in doubt about how much DrainO! is too much, call a Colorado Springs drain cleaning plumber for a safe answer.
Thankfully, it’s possible to unclog a sluggish drain without resorting to harmful chemicals.
Drains are one of those parts of the house we often neglect. They are used every day, with little notice, until there’s a problem. Keeping your drains clean in Colorado Springs is an easy task if you pay attention to your house’s plumbing system and use a common sense approach to prevent severe clogs from developing.
Old houses are often attractive to buyers because they lack the cookie-cutter look many of today’s homes have and the older homes tend to have a little more character. But with that character comes a special set of problems that owners of modern homes don’t have to face.
Plumbing in older homes can be a mixed bag. Depending on the upkeep by the previous owners and any upgrades made, the plumbing system might be very modern or still stuck in the 1970s (or earlier!).
The following are problems older homes tend to have in their plumbing systems.
One of the biggest challenges plumbers must overcome when troubleshooting a problem is they often can’t see the pipes. Pipes are installed inside walls, between floors of a house or building and underground. Trying to find the problem can mean a costly removal of wall/floor sections or even having to excavate part of your property to find the offending pipe.
A very efficient way to overcome this problem without ripping up the house is with specialized cameras that allow plumbers to see deep into the plumbing system. These cameras can snake their way through pipes, providing high-resolution images to the plumber. This way, they can isolate the specific pipe that needs to be repaired or replaced and get to work on that one area.