Re: Drain clog fixed, should regular chemicals be used to maintain?
Posted by Peter David on April 08, 2004 at 00:48:33:
In response to Re: Drain clog fixed, should regular chemicals be used to maintain?
Deb, Thank you for your reply. I don't use a garbage disposer, my drains clog over time with sludge of organic matter. I thought a little chemical could keep my drains from slowing and eventually clogging like the eventually always do. When I snaked, the debree that came back with the snake was pitch black slime.
: : My drain was clogged, I used a long snake in the main pipe and that fixed it, now all drains flow well. Over the years it will slow again like it always does. Do you suggest to put chemicals in my system as regular maintence to keep it flowing properly, if so, what chemicals? My house is over eighty years old. Thank you

: No!
: Do not use chemicals. The best thing you can do for your drainage system is to not put things down it that don't belong.
: IMHO, drainage systems are for toilet paper, human, waste, and grey water. Period. Everything else should go into the garbage or a compost pile. I have nothing good to say about garbage disposers. Many homeowners use them as a substitute for the garbage can. They are not. The insides of kitchen drainage lines are generally really disgusting--black greasy stuff with decaying food particles along the way.
: Deb
: The Pipewench

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