Clogs are frustrating
But, clogs do happen. Kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, toilets… absolutely any kind of drain is accessible to this frustrating situation. And, as a homeowner you will most definitely want to remedy a clogged drain at home as soon as possible, so that life as we know it can get back to normal.
Most consumers, often grab a marketed product that contains “sulfuric acid,” and may actually end up doing more harm than good to the life of your drain pipes.
Your most reliable Littleton plumber is usually and unfortunately not surprised to work with customers that have already poured a sulfuric acid product down their drain. Sulfuric acid can actually eat away at most pipe materials, excluding plastic. Not to mention if your pipes are old and worn, the only materials keeping running water from leaking out in worn-down spots may be the build-up itself that is causing the clog.
After pouring store products down a drain, the build-up is quickly eaten away and then you are left with indeed a very open drain and cleared clog, but potential water damage from leakage, which can be more costly to repair than the initial clog.
A good rule of thumb is simply NOT to use a sulfuric-based, store-bought consumer products when attempting to unclear a clog. Just don’t even buy it or keep it in the house. Repetition of use of this product and amount used can really truly wreak havoc on the integrity of your pipes.
Sulfuric acid really can damage your pipes, and your wallet!