Benefits of Preventative Drain Cleaning

We all want to avoid unnecessary expenses. There’s not much worse than a sudden emergency that causes a financial burden, especially during this time of uncertainty in our world. Luckily with proper preparation, some of these situations can be avoided. One great example is preventative plumbing maintenance. We’ll explain what it is and how it can benefit you and your wallet in the long run.

Drain Cleaning


Drains aren’t indestructible. Even if you only put water down your drain, you will still have rust and sedimentary build-up over time. Add the grease, hair, and other clog-causers that makes it down your drain and it’s no wonder that clogs happen all the time.

Avoid Toxic Drain Cleaners

In this situation, it’s tempting to look for a quick fix. Drain cleaners are one of those tempting options, but it’s vital that you avoid them! They are bad for your pipes, environment and your own health.

Since these products use caustic reactions, they can damage and even rupture metal pipes. Even modern PVC pipes can bend and melt when encountering these severe chemicals.

Everything that goes down your drain enters our sewage treatment system. Unfortunately, dilution is the only way the system can cope with toxic chemicals. This means that some of this polluted water enters our natural water system. Scientists don’t know what the full effects of this could be and whether the dilution of toxic chemical cleaners is enough.

Long-Term Benefit

Now that you know what to avoid, you can focus on ensuring the long-term health of your drains. Our plumbing maintenance experts can clear your drain using effective tools and techniques that are non-toxic. We can even clear years of sediment and rust build-up making clogs less likely to occur in the future.

Anderson Plumbing Heating and Electric can help you with furnace repairs and maintenance. Give us a call at (334) 231-6980 or fill out an online contact form!