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Clogged Drains

Discover answers to frequently asked clogged drains questions.

Clogged Drains

Are liquid drain cleaners bad for your plumbing?

In short, the leading brands of liquid drain cleaners will not harm your plumbing system. However, be cautious as liquid drain cleaners are very caustic and can burn your skin and/or eyes. Be sure to follow the directions of any liquid drain cleaner you use, and notify your plumber before they perform any repairs.

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Can I unclog my drain myself?

Depending on the severity of the clog you may be able to unclog your drain without having to call a plumber.

You'll find numerous drain cleaning options at your local hardware store. From liquid drain cleaners, to plungers and drain augers. Some are inexpensive while others rival the cost of hiring a plumber.

In any case, make sure you are comfortable in your decision to unclog your drain yourself. You don't want to make your situation worse. If you have questions or are uncertain as to what you should do, consult a local plumber first.

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Do home remedies work for unclogging a drain?

From boiling water, bleach, and vinegar, there are no shortages of home remedies for unclogging drains. While some may be harmless or ineffective, some could even make your problems worse.

Before trying a homemade concoction to unclog your drain, it's a good idea to consult with your local plumber first. You don't want to create more problems than nessecary.

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Do liquid drain cleaners work?

Liquid drain cleaners can come in handy for minor clogs. But, depending on the severity of the clog, they may not remove all the material causing the clog. If your clog is causing water to drain slower than usual, a liquid cleaner can help. If your drain is severely clogged, your best option is to call a plumber.

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What is the best liquid to unclog a drain?

Visit your local hardware store and you'll find numerous liquid drain cleaning options. A few of the more popular brands include: Drano, Liquid Plumber, and Bio-Clean. A quick search on Google can help you find the best liquid drain cleaner for your situation.