Can I Put Chemical Clog Removers In The Toilet?

June 29, 2015/ 0

The Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers from Jack Stephan know that toilet stoppages are a common occurrence that creates a major inconvenience. As a result, we recommend that everyone own and know how to properly use a plunger to dislodge minor clogs. That being said, our Orange County and Los Angeles plumbers never recommend pouring chemical clog removers in the toilet.

The volatile chemicals in drain cleaners can damage the porcelain material or internal structure of a toilet bowl. Additionally, these harsh chemicals have been known to eat their way through pipes causing a much larger and costlier problem.

And not only are these types of chemicals extremely corrosive to pipes and fixtures, but they can splash up out of the bowl, causing serious injuries including chemical burns in the eyes or skin from the lye and acids contained in these over-the-counter clog removers. As a result, an Orange County or Los Angeles plumber Jack Stephan highly advises utilizing a flange plunger in order to try and remove toilet clogs on your own.

If however, this method does not clear the stoppage, then we would recommend contacting a professional to resolve the situation. At Jack Stephan, our team of plumbing experts can resolve toilet backups quickly and easily. And we are happy to guarantee all of our parts and labor, which gives our customers confidence in knowing that repairs performed by an Orange County or Los Angeles plumber from us will last.

We were founded nearly 70 years ago and have been proud to be the preferred Orange County and Los Angeles plumber since 1946.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 1 (800) 464-7586.


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