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Why You Should Avoid Liquid Drain Cleaners

Liquid drain cleaners are the go-to product for homeowners with clogged sinks and showers. They’re a staple product for many households, but they shouldn’t be. Here’s why you should avoid liquid drain cleaners and call a plumber instead.

Chemicals are Dangerous to Use

The chemicals used in store-bought drain cleaners are meant to break down any blockage in a clogged drain, but that makes them incredibly dangerous to use. Even slight contact with your skin can result in serious chemical burns, and the chemical fumes can be harmful to ingest. That means that you would need to take full safety precautions with protective gloves, goggles and masks to even have a chance at safety during use.

Your Pipes Will Be Damaged

The same corrosive chemicals that can harm you when you use liquid drain cleaners will cause damage to your pipes. If the cleaner can completely dissolve obstructions like hair, think of the damage it can cause to the inside of your pipes. The cleaner can eat away at the pipes themselves, damaging them over time. This is especially true for older pipes, such as those made of cast iron.

Does it really solve the problem?

Store-bought drain cleaners may seem effective at first, but they don’t really fix the problem. These cleaners only make a hole in most clogs before draining past them, and they aren’t strong enough to break up blockages further into your home’s pipe system. Because of this, you’ll find that you paid a lot of money for a dangerous chemical to fix a problem that will come back in a few weeks.

Alternative Options

If drain cleaners aren’t a good option, what can homeowners do to fix clogged pipes? The best solution to a clogged drain is drain cleaning services from a professional plumber. Hiring an expert will ensure that the problem is resolved safely and correctly, and it will also catch any larger issues in your plumbing system.

The technicians at Parker & Sons Plumbing are the drain cleaners San Antonio residents trust to provide quality plumbing solutions. For drain cleaning or other plumbing services, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.

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What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

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Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

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Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

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Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

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Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

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Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

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Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

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