When you own a business, it’s a good idea to be frugal with your company’s money and save wherever possible. Sometimes, that may mean you pick up some of the slack that comes with routine maintenance. However, if you have clogged drains in your commercial building, the only DIY fix you should be attempting is with a plunger and a pair of gloves. However, if you plan on tackling this clog with liquid drain cleaner, stop right now and consider the harm you are doing to your pipes! At Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc., we urge you to put away the chemical drain cleaners and call us. Read on to learn why.
Liquid drain cleaners are designed to dissolve cellulose, proteins (like hair), grease, and fats. However, they also kill all the bacteria that live in your plumbing system. While this may sound like a good thing, there are certain types of bacteria that work to break down organic matter in drains. Without the presence of these “good” bacteria, larger blockages can occur down the line.
Damage to Plumbing
The chemicals in drain cleaners can also eat away at the finishes of your sinks and toilets, as well as your pipes. Drain cleaner can settle onto the porcelain of a toilet bowl and cause it to crack. Cracks in a toilet bowl can cause leaks that spill onto the bathroom floor. Furthermore, replacing a cracked toilet can be expensive and repairing it is rarely an option. Additionally, your building’s pipes are vulnerable to corrosion caused by the chemicals in liquid drain cleaners, and pipe corrosion can lead to dangerous complications like burst pipes.
Finally, using liquid drain cleaners can be hazardous to your health. Contact with the chemicals can burn your skin, irritate your eyes, and hurt your lungs. It’s also important to note that it’s dangerous to mix drain cleaners with other cleaning products, and you should never pour the chemicals into standing water, such as in a sink that won’t drain.
If your commercial building is experiencing frequent clogged drains, put away the liquid drain cleaner and call the professionals at Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. We are a locally owned and operated business in the Indianapolis area, and you can depend on our team for expertise and quality workmanship. Contact us today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online.