Most drain cleaners on the market contain harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good. They can cause pipes to leak, cause burns to your skin or eyes, and may even just make the clog worse. If you do use any drain cleaners, always let your plumber know before hand to help protect everyone.
Typically you should not need your drains cleaned on a regular basis. Most common clogs are in the bathroom and are caused by hair and soap build up. You can help reduce the likely hood of a clog by using hair catchers in the tub and shower.
You can also use enzyme based drain treatments to help reduce the build up cause by soap.
If you are requiring frequent drain cleanings, it might be best to correct the issue that is causing the clog initially. A video inspection can help determine this.
If you do have a clog, and water is over flowing, the best thing to do is turn off the water to that fixture. For example if your toilet is overflowing just after flushing, shutting the water off at the valve should stop the overflowing. If the water does not stop overflowing at the fixture, make sure no other fixtures are running. All drains in your home connect together at some point, and a blockage can cause other drains to overflow as a result.
Have towels at the ready to absorb water on the floor, and use a bucket to remove as much water as you can from the bowl, or sink.
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