A clogged drain is not something anyone wants. However, store-bought drain cleaners won’t solve your problem. It is frustrating to have your water not drain properly and to see your dishwater take over an hour to drain.

Although it may seem tempting to purchase a drain cleaner at Lowe’s or Target in an attempt to fix the problem quickly, this solution can cause more damage than good. Calling a local Long Beach plumber is the best option for clogged pipes. These are just a few of the reasons you should not use store-bought drain cleaners. Instead, call a plumber.

Call a local Long Beach plumber to clear a blocked drain

The pipes will be completely unclogged by plumbers

Store-bought drain cleaners contain chemical solutions that can be used to remove any blockage. But they won’t always remove the entire clog. You can make sure that the drain is cleared completely by calling a Long Beach plumber.

Long Beach Plumbers can identify the root cause for a backup.

Although liquid drain cleaners may seem like a quick fix, they might not solve the problem. Drain cleaners can cause more damage than good if there is a problem other than gunk, such as sewage backup, or a faulty pipeline. Long Beach plumbers can diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution.

Store-bought chemical-based drain cleaners can cause pipes to deteriorate over time

Drain cleaners contain chemicals that are designed to dissolve the blockage material, but they can also be used to remove the pipe. Your pipes will leak if you use drain cleaners. This could cause problems for your pipes if you live in an older house.

Natural products are not effective

Some drain cleaners claim to be eco-friendly and natural. These products might not cause damage to your pipes but our experience shows that they don’t work well.

How to avoid clogged drains

Pay attention to what you’re putting down the drain

It is impossible to flush anything down the drain. Your pipes can be damaged by liquids and food substances. You should not pour grease down your drain. It sticks like jelly to the pipes. Avoid putting food down the sink unless you have a garbage disposal. Be aware of what foods can be and cannot be disposed of down the drain, even if you have a disposal.

Use drain filters

Drain filter covers can be placed over drainage holes to prevent hair buildup. This will stop most hair from washing down your drains, which can lead to clogging.

You should keep a drain hair snare at home

This tool is a quick and simple way to clean your drains at-home. For quick fixes in times of emergency, you can either purchase the drain hair trap or a Zip Strip.

Recommendation by our plumbers

These helpful tips can help you find a solution for your pipes if they appear to be blocked. If you have tried all of these remedies but the problem persists, you should contact a local Long Beach plumber.