The sound of the word itself conjures up the question and the agony of “unclogging” it. Clogs always seem to happen when you need them least.
You can get rid of some clogs yourself with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, lots of homeowners reach for liquid drain cleaners. You should think twice before doing this.
While drain cleaners may work on some clogs, if they don’t, they can damage pipes, and cause a bigger problem. If you have to call a plumber, that caustic liquid is dangerous and can cause damage when the trap is removed to get to the clog. It’s important to tell your plumber, if you used a drain cleaner. The plumber can prep to handle the caustic liquid in the pipe.