It is often observed that homeowners tend to fix their plumbing problems at home on their own rather than getting the services of an experienced plumber. At first, when the kitchen sink is noted to drain slowly, some people would do preventive measures such as using a mild drain cleaner or apply non-chemical based agents like vinegar and baking soda.
Using readily available home drain cleaners is definitely a wise option than purchasing a chemical-based cleaner that may contain toxic substances. Most people would always opt for the less harmful and less expensive options. This is good if it works. How about if it doesn’t? What if a combination of baking soda and vinegar plus a liter of boiling water will no longer prove effective?
Indeed, the clog in your kitchen sink may be due to many factors and among the most common is oil and grease build-up. Normally, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar will solve the problem. However, if it a stubborn kind of clog, then a resort to a chemical agent would be your probable option.
The question now is, do chemical-based liquid agents work down under?
It depends. Some chemicals although considered harsh and reportedly can cause damage to pipes, it can solve slow drains and solve your problem. However, in many instances, it was also observed to simply move the clog further down causing an ever bigger build-up later on. You can never be sure if drain cleaners containing strong chemicals can do better. I believe there is no better substitute of having it done by an experienced plumber. There is no substitute for knowledge and experience. There cannot be a liquid plumber however, a professional plumber can make use of these helpful liquids for it to work better in working right down under.