Posted on: 28 November 2018Share
If you are dealing with clogs constantly in your kitchen and bathroom sinks, and you have spending a lot of money and time pouring chemicals down the drains, it's time to get your plumbing looked at. You want to have your pipes looked at to make sure that they are still in working condition, and to prevent a big problem before it occurs. Here are some of the things to discuss with a plumber and to get estimates for.
The chemicals you pour down the drain can do a lot of damage to the interior of your pipes, and eventually can cause erosion through the entire drain and pipes. This means that the pipes could end up crumbling and leaving you with leaks throughout the house in many areas.
Talk with the plumbers about how often you have use the chemicals, how long you let the chemicals sit, and what pipes and drains could be affected. The experts will then use a camera to see how bad the damages are internally, and examine what they can from the outside of the pipes and drain.
Replacement Piping Options
From there the pipes will have to be replaced, and you will have to choose if you want to invest the money copper, choose a less reliable metal, or go with PVC. PVC piping is a perfect choice if you want a plumbing material that will be long lasting, but affordable and easy and fast for the plumbing professionals to install throughout the home and wear needed. Get estimates for the different options and determine what will be the best.
If the plumbers have determined that some of the plumbing damages and piping problems are so bad that they have to tear into internal walls or other areas of the house, you want to make sure that you consult with a home contractor as well. This way you can be sure that the house is properly supported, and consult with the best ways to get to the pipes and causing the least amount of damage.
Chemicals in your pipes aren't just doing damage to the metal, but also to the ground water and possibly your septic system for the home. If you have been pouring a lot of chemicals for clogs and you think that the structure of your pipes and plumbing may have been compromised, get a consultation from a plumber right away.