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Is Liquid Plumber Safe for Pipes?

When you encounter a clog or a slow moving drain in your home, we know that you want to solve the issue as soon as possible. A tempting solution is always to use a drain cleaner as known as a “liquid plumber.”

Liquid plumbers are all too common. You can run out to your local hardware store or even a convenience store and find an aisle full of them. Although they’re common, we get questions about their safety all the time. We’re here to answer your questions today. Know that you can contact our Colorado Springs plumbers for just about anything you need. We’re prepared to help you with your home plumbing services at any time.

Is It Safe?

The simple answer to this is—no.

We wouldn’t recommend using a liquid plumber of any sort in your home’s drains. We know that you might have used this type of drain cleaning solution in the past and it might have even seemed to work, but it has a sinister side effect.

Liquid plumbers are effective. The problem is that they’re actually a little too effective. It’s common for homeowners to pour a liquid plumber down their drain, have it eat away at whatever clog they have going on, and then have it start corroding their pipe as well.

When you have an actual plumber come out to your home, they can give you personalized service and use discernment. It’s rare that they’re going to be overzealous in their approach. Liquid plumbers are a one-size-fits-all fit and your needs aren’t generic. Don’t treat them like they are! Get service that’s easy on your pipes but tough on your problems.

What We Recommend

If you can’t use a liquid plumber… what can you do? We’d suggest scheduling an appointment with a professional.

We know that a liquid plumber seems faster and easier, but our professionals can get out to your side fast too. Their service doesn’t put your plumbing at risk either. This is because our professionals have all the training and experience that you need to perform. Know that when you see our Smith pink trucks pulling up into your driveway, trustworthy relief is on the way. We perform the following plumbing services:

  • Bathroom and kitchen plumbing
  • Emergency plumbing
  • Gas piping
  • Main water line services
  • Piping and repiping
  • Slab leak detection and repair
  • Sump pumps
  • Water heaters
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Drain and sewer services
  • Drain and sewer cleaning
  • Video pipe inspection
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Water treatment systems
  • Water filtration systems
  • Water softeners
  • Water testing

Investing in professional service from one of our team members is one of the best things you can do for your home. If you want professional care that’s going to keep your home in amazing shape, just make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team members. We know our stuff and our expertise shows in our work. We care about the quality of your home.

Contact Smith Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical for your plumbing services this spring.

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