The Worst Drain Mistakes: 4 Misconceptions about Drain Cleaning

Anyone who’s had a clogged toilet, sink, or shower knows how frustrating and disgusting a drain issue can be. There are a lot of other problems, of course, and these could end up costing you a fortune.


The bad news is that there is a lot of advice on the internet that could lead to more trouble for you, but the good news is that Calgary’s best plumbing company, ClearView Plumbing, is here to help dispel 4 misconceptions about drain cleaning.

It doesn’t matter

This is by far the worst. Since so many people are concerned about other plumbing issues like burst pipes or constant leaks, drain clogs often get ignored. We’ve seen a lot of advice out there stating simply to pour some cleaner down the drain and forget about it. That is flat out wrong. While it might work sometimes, you need to be more vigilant. Have routine plumbing inspections and tell them about your past issues with your drains.

Clogs are unavoidable

This might be the worst misconception in existence. We can’t tell you how many homeowners believe this myth. They say simply “nothing we can do it about it. These things happen.” Generally speaking, that’s false. You can help avoid these issues by not pouring grease, leftovers, and strong alcohols down the drain, and also by avoid brushing your hair over the sink in the bathroom.

Going DIY is the best way to handle it.

Some drain issues just require you to run some extra water, and others require full-on pros. Trying to do it yourself is probably the worst way to do it unless you have proper training. Most YouTube videos and blogs recommend doing it yourself to save money and tell you it’s as easy as 1-2-3. It’s not. You are more likely to do more harm than good. Call the professionals to fix your issues.

Using any old cleaner

Don’t pay attention to home remedies, and certainly don’t use any old cleaner in your drains. This is especially true with a clogged toilet. There are cleaners made specifically for toilets that must be used or else you could have big problems. The same goes for your sink. These cleaners are also harmful to the touch, so don’t splash around with them. Take good care, and make sure to use the right ones.

We want you to be as safe as possible when handling any issues in your home, especially when it comes to your plumbing. That’s why we always recommend calling experienced technicians to take care of your plumbing problems: let ClearView handle your drain clogs.

By | 2018-05-26T11:34:05+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Blog|