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Drain Cleaning Myths Busted

There are a lot of myths about plumbing and drains. Non-more common than myths around drain cleaning. When it comes to plumbing repair, it’s important to make sure that you have accurate and correct information. Improper drain cleaning can turn a small problem into a nightmare if not carried out correctly.

Drain Cleaning Myth #1 – Liquid Drain Cleaner Will Do Just as Good of a Job as a Professional
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When it comes to a clogged drain, many are quick to reach for the liquid drain cleaner. It’s easy to use, cheap, and accessible. However, in this instance cheap is a two-sided word.

The problem with liquid drain cleaner is that in the wrong and inexperienced hands it can be extremely harmful. Liquid drain cleaner contains harsh chemicals, that if mistreated can cause some serious health concerns. These chemicals also have the potential to cause damage to pipes and septic tanks, not to mention the effect it has on the environment.

Aside from the harmful side effects of liquid drain cleaner, it usually only offers brief relief from clogs, often masking the symptoms of a clog without getting to the root of the problem (pun intended).

Drain Cleaning Myth #2 – I Can Clean the Drain Myself

As far as DIY goes for drain cleaning, unless you are an experienced handyman or plumber, you should probably leave it to the professionals. The truth is that most reoccurring blockages have a more sinister cause that if dealt with correctly in the first instance could save you both time and money.

If your plunger doesn’t resolve the issue the first time, then please call the professionals. A professional plumber will be able to properly diagnose the issue causing the clogged drain. Plus, a professional already has the tools to get the job done right!

Drain Cleaning Myth #3 – Professional Drain Cleaning Costs Too Much
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Although in certain circumstances the DIY approach is the correct choice. The reality is that having the job done right the first time will often end up saving you time and money in the long run. By cutting corners you could end up paying multiple times for a single job.

Aside from costing more in the long run, there is the potential to cause damage which will cost more to put right. With this in mind a professionals’ insurance provides you with additional peace of mind that the job will be carried out correctly.

To protect your plumbing system, and your pocket, it is often best to call a professional plumber from the start, to get the job done right the first time.

For all blocked drains, or for advice on an problem, please do not hesitate to contact TWC Drain Care on 0333 3052243.

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