Drano vs. Liquid-Plumr: Wondering What’s Right For You?
Doesn’t it seem like each time you visit the market there are new cleaning products on the shelf? When it comes to clogged drains, Drano and Liquid-Plumr are the two most recognized names. With both promising to “destroy” clogs, which one can you trust?
What to know about Drano & Liquid-Plumr:
- Drano - Manufacturers by S.C. Johnson and Co., Drano has been around a while. Drano offers both liquid and gel products that will supposedly eat away grease and break down clogs in your pipes.
- Liquid-Plumr – Manufactured by the Clorox Co., Liquid-Plumr has the oldest drain cleaning product on the market with Liquid-Plumr Regular Strength. They also have gel and liquid clog removers.
So which option is best for you? That’s a trick question because the answer is neither!
If you have a clogged drain, you should always call a professional plumber. Using a store-bought drain cleaner could wreak havoc on your entire plumbing system, causing a lot of damage and costly repairs. The harsh chemicals found in Drano and Liquid Plumbr can eat away and erode both metal and plastic piping. It can even cause damage to the finish on fixtures. If the liquid drain cleaner accidentally gets combined with any other household chemicals, the concoction can explode causing broken fixtures, cabinetry, walls, etc.
What to Do in Case of Clogged Drains
Most plumbers will come to your home, inspect the drain, and give you a free estimate. Using the professional services of a licensed plumber in Hesperia with the proper tools will always help you avoid worse plumbing problems that can be caused by trying to unclog a drain yourself. Using harsh chemicals to do the job is very risky when a plumber’s pipe snake will safely clear a clogged pipe.
The plumbers at Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter have the skills and tools necessary to get your drains working in no time. We work with precision to not only locate the clog but to effectively remove it. Trust us with all your plumbing needs.