Don't Use a Cleanser on Plumbing Clogs

Most residents in Austell, GA are used to running to the store for a commercial cleansers when their pipes get backed up. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to treat the problem. Unfortunately, “easy and inexpensive” isn’t the same as “effective,” and using store-bought cleansers rarely does the job the way it should. In the worst cases, they can even damage the pipes you’re trying to clear up, which turns that quick fix into a very expensive repair call. Why do cleansers fail to do a thorough job, and what techniques and methods can a professional bring to the equation? Read on for the answers.


Technically, cleansers do work, just not completely and with a lot of complications. This stems largely from the fact that they adopt a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem. Cleansers can “sorta” treat a wide variety of clogs, which unfortunately means they rarely do a complete job. Often, parts of the clog are left in place, and while your water may run, there’s a much greater chance of the clog reforming very quickly. That often leads people to reapply the cleanser again and again, which is what often causes damage to the nearby pipes.


Professional plumbers bring specialized tools to the clog, designed to address the precise content in a thorough and permanent fashiin. They can include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanized snakes with rotating heads fitted to whatever it is that’s causing the clog.
  • Video cameras to determine the exact contents of the clog before hand.
  • Hydro-jetting, which uses powerful bursts of water to scour the clog clean without causing any damage to your pipes.

That means the clog is dealt with properly the first time and won’t come back to haunt you in a few weeks.

Trust Quick Action Plumbers to handle your plumbing clogs


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