"The short term solution would be to put in a chemical in there that overtime can deteriorate and erode your plumbing system."
- Bob Muller
Are chemical drain cleaners safe for your plumbing? That questions was posed to plumbing expert, Bob Muller from Personal Plumbing. Check out what he suggests...
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Podcast Episode Transcription:
The short term solution would be put in a chemical in there that overtime can deteriorate and erode your plumbing system. This is the Check a pro radio show Check A Pro Joe has assembled a team of pre-qualified home service contractors to bring you the latest in services products and techniques now here's your host the man with a hard hat and tool belt check a pro Joe we see the ads all the time on TV these drain cleaners did it come out of a bottle you don't need plungers you don't need snakes all you need is a chemical drain cleaner well I've got a question for an expert here his name is Bob Mueller he is the owner of personal plumbing and I'm going to ask Bob in a moment is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners a lot of us have this under our sink we have it in a closet somewhere some of us have used it with success and many without success hey Bob how are you doing great Joe hey thanks for having me yeah thank you for coming on the program today everybody knows what we're talking about these chemical drain cleaners they're marketed to us a lot last I heard most plumbers aren't really fond of them tell us a little bit about the safety of using chemical drain cleaners so the short answer to this is yes in most cases they are safe that doesn't mean that I recommend them most of the companies these days have made these chemicals so that they're less harmful to the environment and they're less harmful to your plumbing system but that doesn't mean that they're not something that will not eventually deteriorate you know your plumbing issues so if you're having a plumbing issue in the house the answer is not to be able to take care of the your immediate problem with a short term solution a short term solution would be putting a chemical in there that overtime can deteriorate and erode your plumbing system probably won't deteriorate it immediately but if it's something that you continue to use and putting on the age condition of your pipes it could pose an immediate problem so it really depends on the age and condition of the plumbing system you're using these chemicals in probably a newer home that's not going to affect it as much but your older home especially your cast iron drains I do not recommend you put that inside their period so if people aren't doing this themselves as a DIY wire with a chemical drain cleaner they should really be calling Bob and his team at personal plumbing because you guys need to be real careful if the plumbing is old but you guys have the equipment and the experience to go in there to clear the drain without breaking the pipes yes that's true and you know we definitely as a professional plumbing company have a have those services but if you are in a pension and you know you're potentially one of those people that will pick up a chemical to try to clear your drain I would say that instead of having a chemical at your house I would say you know there's many great products that you can pick up at your local hardware store these days which is you know more of the air type guns that that that they have these days that you can send error kinetic error into the into the fixture and that will break up the that you're clogged pretty quickly and way more effectively than a than a chemical and that will you know usually get your drain moving and then you need to call in the plumber to find out what your actual issue is and that you know that's that would be my advice you know use the air type guns these days they work way more effective air much better than chemicals and then don't forget after you get this thing cleared out you got to figure out why this keeps happening and you can contact Bob and his team at personal plumbing all his information is in the podcast description Bob thank you so much for your time and your great advice much appreciated thank you joe thanks for having me check a pro was you were local source for pre-qualified contractors stay tuned for more of the cheka pro radio show.