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Suburban Chicago Plumbing Experts Answer Your Liquid Chemical Drain Cleaner FAQ’s

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Q: What type of chemical drain cleaning substance should I use?

A: If your clog is small – like one consisting of soap scum or a little grease – Drano will probably do the trick. But, if you are looking to clean out something a bit bigger – like a collapsed pipe or tree root infiltration – then you shouldn’t even bother with chemical drain cleaners. They won’t help you at all.

Q: What are the safety concerns surrounding chemical drain cleaners?

A: These types of cleaners give off noxious fumes, so you need to be careful where you use them. If you plan on using one to clear your dreams, be sure to do so only in well-ventilated environments. Also – be cautious about what fixture you are pouring them in to. Toilets have been known to literally explode as a result of these chemicals. Read the directions first! You don’t want to put yourself, or your family, at risk.

Normally, liquid drain cleaners will only be a temporary fix, but it’s worth giving it a shot. If you have any further questions, or would like to set up a drain cleaning appointment, call Lake Cook Plumbing today!

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