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Stop Using Drain Cleaners in Your Clogged Drains – Boston, Worcester

10 Apr 2014

While most people turn to strong drain cleaners when they have a clogged shower or clogged sink, the effects of these overpowering chemicals can damage both pipes and the environment.

Instead of turning to drain cleaning products, call a plumber. A plumber can professionally and safely unclog pipes without using dangerous and destructive chemicals.

Here are a few of the negative effects of over-using drain cleaners.

Where the Drain Cleaners Go

Although using a drain cleaner sparingly is just fine, many people turn to drain cleaners for all of the plumbing problems that they experience. Many people don’t realize what happens to the drain cleaners after they’ve left the pipes. The acid and alkaline from the drain cleaners are treated at the local sewage plant, and then liquidated back into the water supply. As you can see, frequent use of drain cleaners becomes not only harmful to the pipes that they pass through, but to the local environment, as well. A safe alternative to this would be to call Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating to have your pipes and drains professional cleaned. It’s a much safer and more effective option.

Mixing Drain Cleaners with Other Chemicals

When a drain cleaner gets poured down a shower or kitchen sink drain, it comes into contact with previous chemicals such as shampoo, soap, bleach, and an array of other substances. This can be particularly dangerous. When the chemicals break down, they form unnatural substances that can be toxic. You can avoid creating potentially toxic substances by reducing how often you use drain cleaners in your home. If you have been using a drain cleaner on the same drain for a long period of time, you need to have it looked at by a plumber. There is probably a serious problem going on with your pipes that powerful drain cleaners won’t fix. Continuing to use strong drain cleaners will rapidly deteriorate your pipes, leaving you with a multitude of problems.

For more information or for assistance with a clogged drain, contact Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating.

Plumbing Problems During the Holidays – Boston, Worcester

27 Nov 2013

Thanksgiving is here. Happy Thanksgiving to all the customers and friends of Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating. We all should be focusing on blessings, family, and turkey!  We should be..but we know it isn't always possible all the time. The business of Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating is to help homes and business with all their plumbing problems, including clogged pipes, new home construction, gas fireplaces, heating systems and everything else to do with your pipes! During the holidays, plumbing problems don’t stop just because it is inconvenient for you. At Greater Boston Plumbing and Heating our work never stops, if you have plumbing issues, we are here to help.

It is our sincere wish that Thanksgiving finds you comfortable and surrounded by family.  To all of our loyal customers and the citizens of the Boston and Worcester areas, we would like to offer you our most sincere best wishes and thanks.  We work hard to earn your continued trust and we want you to know that we do not take your trust for granted.  Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and to all you hold dear.


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