When it comes to their home maintenance routine, most homeowners neglect their drainpipes. In fact, most people do not even know how their drainpipes are working until they experience problems with them. Using drain snakes to clear your pipes has a number of different benefits that people may not realize right away.
They work better than alternatives
The first thing people do not realize is that you cannot use unless the water is still moving through the drain. Just imagine it for a moment, you pour these dangerous chemicals into your drain – but the water is not moving anywhere. Why would the drain cleaner move at all? It is going to remain on top and not do anything to unclog your drain. Once it does that, the blockage is just as likely to be affected by the chemicals as the blockage.
You can get through the tough blockages
What if you have an outside blockage in your driveway or sewer drain? You may have problems with roots that invade the line. Just pouring some chemicals onto the root is not going to do anything. Again, it is going to touch the root and float right on by. Instead, you need a powerful alternative. Drain snakes can offer you that power alternative when you need it. The same goes for mud and sediment.
Why you want to stay away from chemical cleaners
Most of the chemical cleaners will produce some form of heat. This means that they may soften the PVC pipes that are common in homes today. Especially if the water is no longer flowing, the chemicals cleaners’ negative effect is intensified. Chemical drain cleaners also have other disadvantages. They can eat through clothing, burn our mucous membranes, our skin, and our eyes. They are also extremely toxic if swallowed. The fumes are awful and may even kill beneficial bacteria, thus harming your septic system.
What are the benefits of good drain cleaning?
If you want to learn more about a drain snakes’ positive effect, read on. While these snakes are great for unclogging your drains, they can help you with preventative maintenance as well.
- Faster, more efficient drainage – If you regularly use these drain snakes, you will notice the drain snakes’ positive effect on your drainage. This means that your water fixtures are less likely to develop standing water or overflow. You can prevent backflow in your toilet as well.
- The prevention of foul odors – Regularly snaking your drains means that you remove any possible buildup of mold and bacteria. This often leads to unpleasant smells in your home.
- Improve drain life/prevent leaks – The corrosion of your pipes is often attributed to the buildup of chemical deposits on the inside of your drainpipes. You can prevent this from forming altogether. This means that you are going to extend the life of your existing pipes, meaning you do not have to make expensive repairs later on.
- Prevent clogs from forming – This is undoubtedly the biggest benefit of regular snaking, it prevents those clogs from forming to begin with. That means no more toilet backflow and less stopped-up sinks to worry about in the future.
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