Unclogging Long-Held Drainage Cleaning Myths
Cleaning drainage and sewers is not for the faint-hearted. Piles upon piles of dirt, grime, and pulpy refuse wait for those who dare to do the job. Sometimes, people are tempted to use “practical” methods of cleaning to save time and effort. What they don’t know, however, is that instead of cleaning the drain, they’re actually worsening its condition.
Myths are common particularly when it comes to drainage and sewer cleaning. In our experience, these long-held beliefs of do it yourself (DIY) cleaning measures only aggravate the clog problem. It pays to know which are good cleaning methods and which are not; it’s time to separate truth from fiction.
Fiction: Soda can solve a clogged drainage problem.
Truth: Some people believe that sodas, if left sitting in the drain overnight, can eat through the clog. Though sodas contain phosphoric and citric acid, they are not enough for cleaning drainage. Rather, they pose serious risk of promoting bacteria and fungi growth because of the sugar. It’s like dumping a tub full of caramelized water into your drain.
Fiction: You can dump all kinds of liquid substances down the drain.
Truth: Keep in mind that not all liquids stay in liquid form. Some like grease or fat can coagulate and block the pipe drains. Make sure that you don’t dump oily residues from used plates, pans, and saucers down your sink. Use a separate container to rinse off the oil and throw it into the proper sewage containers.
Fiction: If a plumber can do it, so can everybody else
Truth: While it’s tempting to do the job yourself, assistance from a seasoned plumbing firm like us can help you by leaps and bounds. There are things that only expert plumbers can do, such as using a small hand snake. An untrained hand can only poke through and scrape off the clog, not get rid all of it.
Cleaning drainage and sewers is not an easy job, but with our help, you can get rid of the problem once and for all. You don’t have to go through the pains of cleaning the pipes yourself. To ensure block-free drainage and sewers, browse our website and contact us.