Why You Need a Professional Drain Cleaner

When was the last time you had your drain cleaned? If you’re not sure or don’t remember, it’s probably time to have it checked out by a professional Portland plumber.

Periodic drain cleaning is an essential part of household plumbing maintenance which we recommend as a way to avoid drain clog emergencies. That said we understand that most homeowners don’t think of taking proactive measures when it comes to plumbing. While this is unfortunate, as a trusted Portland plumbing company for over 13 years, we are prepared to assist in the event of a drain-cleaning emergency.

Portland Drain Cleaning

The number one rule of Portland drain cleaning? Do not use an over-the-counter liquid cleaner.

You may be thinking, “What is so bad about using a liquid cleaner to clear drain pipes? They work, right?” The truth is that yes they do work—but only temporarily. The problem is that they cause far more damage than good.

When a liquid solution is poured down the drain, it moves the clog. It doesn’t clear it. It relocates it and maybe even loosens it, but it does not solve the problem. This is why you’ll notice the same nasty clogs again and again. Here are other reasons we think liquid drain cleaners are evil:

Liquid drain cleaners…

  • Speed up pipe deterioration
  • Relocate drain clogs that repeatedly return
  • Do not eliminate drain clogs
  • Are highly toxic and harmful to the skin

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing for Alternative Portland Drain Cleaning Solutions

At 3 Mountains Plumbing, we provide several alternative drain-cleaning solutions:

  • Bio-Clean: an environmentally safe drain cleaning product.
  • Industry Leading Technology: motorized snakes, cutting boards, blades, corkscrews.
  • Camera Pipe Inspections: Quickly and precisely get to the bottom of the problem.

Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing today to learn more about our safe drain cleaning alternatives and whatever you do, please avoid liquid drain cleaners!

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