Avoiding Chemical Drain Cleaners: Safer Alternatives for Your Pipes

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When faced with a clogged drain, the first solution that often comes to mind for many homeowners is reaching for a bottle of chemical drain cleaner. But while these products are easily accessible and promise a quick fix to your plumbing problems, they can come with a range of downsides – like damage to pipes or even causing injury when mishandled. As your go-to team for expert drain cleaning in Corona, CA, A.M. Plumbing and Rooter explores safer alternatives to chemical drain cleaners, providing you with more effective and environmentally friendly options.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

This combination is one of the most eco-friendly and efficient alternatives to chemical drain cleaners. Simply pour half a cup of baking soda into the clogged drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Cover the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, flush it with hot water. The fizzy reaction helps break down minor blockages without resorting to harmful chemicals.

Drain Snaking

For more serious clogs, it’s best to call in professionals with the expertise to use various tools and techniques. Drain snaking involves inserting a flexible, long, coiled cable into a clogged pipe to break up and remove the blockage. The front end of the drain snake features a specialized tool or attachment, such as a corkscrew-like auger, cutting blade, or retrieval hook, which aids in dislodging and clearing the obstruction.

Hydro Jetting

Your local drain cleaning company can also employ hydro jetting. This non-invasive cleaning method uses pressurized water streams strong enough to break apart and remove even the toughest clogs, leaving the pipe clean and free-flowing. Hydro jetting is a reliable solution for blockages deeper into the sewer line.

A.M. Plumbing and Rooter offers comprehensive drain cleaning services in Corona, CA and the surrounding areas. Trust our team of certified professionals to keep your pipes clean and clog-free while prioritizing the long-term health of your plumbing. Contact us today to request a service visit.

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