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Meta Title: 7 Facts About Drain Cleaning | Chatsworth Plumber
Meta Description: There are a few good things to know about cleaning your drains before and after
obtaining professional help from a plumber.
Whether your sink is backed up or your shower is clogged, there are many methods available which
are intended to unblock drains and prevent future clogs. Chatsworth Plumber believes that after having
a professional plumber clean the drain, it is important to keep up the drains with regular maintenance.
Here are a few things to take into account:
1. At-home drain cleaners are typically effective in removing blockages (hair, grease, etc.) that are
situated close to the drain opening. They are not so helpful in clearing blockages that are deep
within the pipe.
2. There are two types of liquid chemical drain cleaners: alkaline and acidic. Alkaline drain cleaners
usually contain ingredients such as bleach and potassium hydroxides which mix together once
poured down the drain, then react and release a gas to create foam. The foam then dissolves
the particles which are clogging the drain, such as hair and grease. Acidic drain cleaners contain
sulfur acid, which dehydrates and dissolves materials blocking the drain.
3. It is important to add acidic drain cleaners very slowly into the drain, to avoid a potential
reaction between the acid and the water. Such a reaction may result in injuries including
corrosive skin burns or visual loss.
4. There are commonly used “natural” solutions such as pouring boiling water down the drain,
then using baking soda and vinegar to create a foamy texture which may help dislodge any extra
hair or grime.
5. At Chatsworth Plumber, we recommend the Bio-clean solution. It is safe for the environment
and is good at preventing clogged pipes in the future.
6. Electronic cables, or otherwise known as “plumber’s snakes”, are one of the most efficient
methods of clearing a clogged drain, as it goes deeper than the drain opening. A motor twists
the cable, which is usually coiled, and works to loosen hard objects. This usually requires a
professional plumber to provide the correct equipment and complete the process safely.
7. Hydro-jetters are another great option in removing the build up along walls of water pipes. A
hydro-jetter uses high pressure water to push out any articles that may be clogging the pipe,
down the drain. Again, this requires a professional plumber and should be done with caution.
No matter what your drain cleaning needs are, having knowledge of the different methods of unclogging
drains can be a helpful tool in solving your draining issues. However, it is best to consult with a trusted
plumber before taking matters into your own hands, to avoid damaging your pipes or being injured.

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