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The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

So, you’ve got a slow drain and the chemical drain cleaner at the store with the bright and punchy logo promises to remove your clogs instantly. While this seemingly quick and easy solution to your problem may be enticing, you should never use store-bought drain cleaners to fix a plumbing issue.

Even if you’re frustrated with your clogged pipes and you think it’s a minor problem, you should hire a professional. Store bought drain cleaners of all types do more harm than good to your plumbing system. Your plumbing system is extensive and intricate, so it needs the eye of a trained professional rather than a product promising magic. At Lutz Plumbing, Inc. we have to right technicians to perform your drain cleaning in Independence, MO.

Why Not?

We know what you’re thinking—why not? The store-bought drain cleaner is quick, easy, cheap, and alleviates the problem. Store-bought drain cleaners do often work to clear away a clog, but they don’t help your pipes. These drain cleaners create a chemical reaction in your pipes to dissolve the clog, this cleaner also corrodes your pipes because it’s so caustic.

When the reason for your clog is more obstinate, chemical drain cleaners fail to work. When these cleaners don’t work to remove the clog, it becomes an even bigger issue because these corrosive chemicals sit unmoving in the pipe eating away at the material. This weakens the system and often leads to pipe bursts.

The other problem with drain cleaners is that they alleviate the symptoms of your plumbing issue without getting to the root of the problem. A drain cleaner you buy at the store might keep your system running smoothly for a little while but it’s more than likely that if you take this route you’ll have another clog very soon. Repeatedly exposing your pipes to this type of chemical causes damage and unnecessary wear and tear.

You should call a plumber for these types of issues because we only use non-corrosive materials in our process. We’ll clear your drain and keep your plumbing system healthy for years to come. At Lutz Plumbing, Inc. we understand the intricacies of drain cleaning and we specialize in hydro-jetting. Hydro jetting fully removes all waste clinging to the walls of the drain pipe without damaging its integrity. Other methods of removing clogs like snaking leaves debris on the outside walls of your pipes. This allows this residue to catch further debris which causes more clogs. Although it cost a bit more than standard drain cleaning, hydro jetting allows assurance that your pipe is fully clear.

Choose Lutz Plumbing, Inc.

At Lutz Plumbing, Inc. we’ve served Kansas City and the surrounding area since 1920. We understand a vast array of plumbing services from water heater repair to drain cleaning. We take the comfort and satisfaction of our customers seriously, so we ensure that all of our NATE certified technicians are fully prepared for any dilemma you may have.

Don’t put your plumbing in jeopardy with a store-bought drain cleaner, contact us today to schedule a service.

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