Maintaining the plumbing system at your residential, commercial, or industrial property is an extremely important piece of the preventative property maintenance puzzle that far too many real estate owners fail to pay much attention to. It is particularly easy to believe that the toilet will flush, or the water faucet will turn on each and every time that you use it. In essence we tend to take it for granted that the plumbing system will simply work. That being said when the toilets do not flush, the faucets fail to turn on or off, or water does not go down the drain in the manner that it is supposed to, all heck tends to breaks loose.
In this case a little bit of preventative maintenance certainly goes a long way. The good news is that professional drain cleaning is a cost effective approach to preventing unnecessary issues with the plumbing system from occurring. This holds especially true if the professional drain cleaning is scheduled on a regular basis. The key word here is professional. Plumbing experts from around the country highly advise against attempting to perform the job yourself. Although it may seem as simple as pouring some of that store bought liquid drain cleaner into the sinks, shower, or tub it does not effectively clean the inside of the drain pipes or sewer pipes.
In fact the off the shelf formulas simply cannot remove all of the hair, soap, shampoo, grease, food particles, and water scale buildup that clings to the interior surfaces of the drainpipes and sewer pipes. When this debris is not effectively removed on a consistent basis it causes blockages and clogs within the pipes. In a best case scenario the blockages and clogs will result in sinks, showers, and tubs that do not properly drain after use, and toilets that are slow to flush. As much of an annoyance as that is, it can get even worse.
Raw sewage and wastewater can actually flood into your home, place of business, or investment property through the toilets, water faucets, and drains. Coming in direct contact with raw sewage and wastewater posses a severe health hazard. Even breathing in the toxic fumes can cause illness. In addition to its ineffectiveness, the store bought liquid drain cleaner can cause relentless damage to your drainpipes and sewer pipes. The chemicals are known to eat away at the pipe materials causing thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. When all is said and done it simply is not worth the risk.