Close-up of a section old steel waste pipe revealing the reason why the water takes so long to drain.

It’s a common myth that pouring drain cleaning chemicals into clogged drains, pipes or septic tanks will solve all your plumbing problems. While Las Vegas has some of the best magic acts in the world, drain cleaning chemicals are not one of them! In fact, what many people don’t know is these drain cleaning chemicals are often harmful to your drains, pipes, and septic tanks and will do more harm than good when used repeatedly.

Avoid Toxic Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Drain cleaning chemicals are toxic. Breathing in the fumes can cause irritation to the nose, throat, and eyes long after the chemicals are poured into the drain. These chemicals are also extremely corrosive and can cause damage to enamel, kitchen or bathroom finishes, and the overall integrity of your pipes. Drain cleaning toxins will also deteriorate the essential chemicals in your septic tank that are needed to break down sewage.

Larkin Drain Cleaning Services

As a trusted plumbing and drain cleaning service in the Las Vegas area for more than 80 years, Larkin Plumbing’s drain cleaning service will eliminate clogs or blockages without harming your plumbing. We can also introduce you to safer non-corrosive alternatives to harmful over-the-counter drain cleaning chemicals. Larkin Plumbing uses the most advanced equipment and tools, along with decades of experience, to clean residential and commercial drains, pipes, and septic tanks. Our professional technicians always work quickly and efficiently to get the blockage removed with as little disruption to your home or business as possible. Our drain cleaning services include removing clogs from:

  • Kitchen Sinks
  • Bathroom Sinks
  • Toilet Bowls
  • Bathtubs and Showers
  • Laundry Drains
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Clogged Pipes
  • Floor Drains
  • Septic Tanks

What Causes a Plumbing Blockage?

There are several reasons drains and pipes get backed up. No matter the cause, the sooner you dislodge the clog, the better your chances are of preventing more serious plumbing issues in the future. Common reasons for the blockages include:

  • Accumulation of hair in the drain
  • Certain kinds of soaps made with grease, fat, or oily ingredients
  • Dirt and mud buildup
  • Food waste, cooking oil, or grease
  • Small objects or undissolvable materials falling into the drain
  • Accumulation of toilet paper or feminine hygiene products
  • Tree roots growing into pipes

The true source of many drain and pipe blockages are often deeper in the pipe system than the homeowner or business owner may realize. The only way to ensure your drains, pipes, and septic tanks are completely clear of obstructions that are currently causing blockages or may lead to future back-ups, overflows, or flooding in your home or commercial business is to contact a professional plumbing and drain cleaning service.

Contact Larkin Plumbing

When it comes to a suspected drain, pipe, or septic tank blockages, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. When you observe any of the signs of a plumbing blockage, contact one of our professionals for a thorough assessment and investigation of your plumbing system. Call Larkin Plumbing today at (702) 382-2410 or toll-free at (888) 592-2530.

Our Location in Las Vegas

We serve all of the greater Las Vegas area including Henderson and Summerlin NV.