Many homeowners make a point of changing their air conditioner filters on a regular basis, rinsing their outside unit of dust and debris and making sure their AC drain is cleared of any clogging. What some do not realize in preventing their drain from clogging is that the procedure they use could damage their pipes. Many people have read and have even been told by their HVAC representative that they should pour straight bleach into the AC drain to clear the system. Note only is this a rather smelly procedure, but bleach is a caustic substance and can actually cause the PVC pipes in your drain to deteriorate over time. This is particularly dangerous to your pipes if you pour the bleach into the drain when the AC is not running on a regular basis.
Fortunately, there is a safe alternative to bleach that effectively keeps your drain clear of any obstructions. Cogburn’s Heating and Air recommends Drain Solve, which is an alkaline-based drain cleaner designed to clear drain pipes of organic build-up that is common in AC drains. The great thing about Drain Solve is that it is a non-fuming liquid you can use without the noxious fumes of bleach or other caustic cleaners. This cleaner is simply poured into your AC drain . You do not have to worry about corrosive chemicals splashing or squirting into your face or eyes.
While Drain Solve is available at Cogburn’s Heating and Air for purchase, we recommend having our qualified technicians make Drain Solve part of your seasonal maintenance on your HVAC system. When you call for your spring AC tune-up ask about our techs doing a simple check of your drain as part of the service call. This inexpensive procedure is a great preventative service that helps keep your cooling system problem-free in the hot summer months.
Cogburn’s Heating and Air has been the leader in HVAC service and installation in the greater Denton area since 1999. We are experts on all brands and have an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call us today at 866-523-8762