Liqui-Fire thaws pipes in walls or underground including intake water & well pipes, drains & sewers pipes, septic lines and systems. There is NO letter "d" in Liqui-Fire. Drain cleaners "d"estroy pipes. "D"umb is continuous paying electric bills month after month for using "Heat Trace Tapes" just in case your pipes ever freeze.
Drain Cleaner or Drain Opener are not safe household products.
Liquid Fire Drain Opener or Drain Cleaner has the letter “d”. These products actually cause damage to your house or home plumbing. We’ve all seen a chrome drain trap with the bottom eaten away by drain cleaner.
Liqui-Fire is safe on water pipes plus it can also be used on drains, sewers, and septic pipes, septic tanks, and septic systems.
You wouldn’t wash your face with drain cleaner and you don’t want drain cleaner in your pipes.
Thawing frozen pipes with drain cleaner or drain opener is not a good idea. It may or may not work but the companies that market it will tell you it does. Some of them lie just to get your money.
Drain cleaners or drain openers are extremely dangerous and continue to destructively eat anything including the pipes they were used in. Do we really want to pay a plumber to replace sections of our pipes that drain cleaners and drain openers have destroyed? That is costly.
Have you ever D.I.Y. and poured drain cleaner into your clogged sink only to find out that it ate through the plumbing beneath your sink and now you have a nasty mess below to clean up and possibly paint? Many of us have.
Liqui-Fire is safe for thawing residential and commercial water intake pipes, drains, septic systems, septic tanks, septic fields, and sewage pipes or sewer lines.
Most come with a 5 year LIMITED WARRANTY. The fine print warranty is often limited to the replacement cost of the product ONLY. Some limited warranties specify that these products must be installed correctly by a licensed plumber. Either way you are stuck paying for any damages incurred from a frozen pipe.
Although the initial expense of these products seem moderately priced, it is the month after month year after year added electrical utility charges that add up. Again in 5 years you will have to replace these again at your cost.
Liqui-Fire, Heat Tapes, and drain cleaners all have an initial cost. Heat trace tapes has the initial product cost, it has the installation cost of a plumber as per the limited warranty product replacement, it has a monthly electrical or electricity utility cost, plus these products cause environmental damage called “Global Warming” which cost us all.
Residential pipes that freeze may include, water feed lines or well intakes, pipes in a wall, pipes beneath your residence, drains, sewage lines such as septic system tanks and pipes. When any of your pipes freeze it is a huge inconvenience. You can’t use one without the other working properly regardless of what you call them.
Your best choice of options for thawing any frozen residential pipe is always Liqui-Fire. It is only $19.99 plus tax and has no addition hidden cost nor monthly up-charge on your electrical utility bill. Liqui-Fire works inside your pipes making it simple to use to thaw your pipes in the wall or underground. Installing Heat Trace Tape on all your pipes above and below ground becomes extremely expensive when you consider the hourly rate of a licensed plumber via the installation fine print. PLUS: if your pipes freeze even though you have used Heat Trace Tape, then you will need to use Liqui-Fire or wait until spring.
The best suggestion is to keep a bottle of Liqui-Fire on hand just in case your pipes should ever freeze. Save and enjoy your money~!
Category coming soon, Environmental Damage caused by Heat Trace Tape and Heat Blankets.
Read about real people, real forensic facts & truths, versus the safety of drain cleaners and/or drain openers. These truths about the dangers, pipe damage, and human dis-figuration can be seen here at:
Many homeowners have used a crystal or liquid drain cleaner or drain opener. There are many brand names. Many of us have found we had to replace the drain trap after using one of these products as it continues to aggressively eat through plumbing parts, eg: a bathroom vanity drain trap.
Although a vanity drain trap is visible and easily replaced, it is a hidden cost. What is more hidden though is the damage done to your plumbing in hidden areas that you do not see. The forensic photo found on the page listed above shows that chemical deterioration continues to occur to a drain pipe sewage system even though the drain cleaner / drain opener was used 4 days prior.
So do not use drain cleaners or drain openers if you have frozen pipes. Some people call it thaw or thawing or unthaw or unthawing or even unfreezing a frozen pipe. If you are wondering how to D.I.Y. (do it yourself) and what to safely use to thaw your frozen water intake pipes or well pipes, your drains, sewers, septic system lines and tanks, then you have just found the ONLY safe solution other than good fortune and luck or a plumber.
So for your personal safety as well as to prevent deterioration of your drains, sewers, septic pipes, septic tanks, and septic system line it is therefore recommended that you consider using other safe alternatives.
On days when the weather is freezing outside and your underground pipes and some pipes in your walls are exposed to the frigid cold of winter, it is a good practice to open cupboard doors and run some hot water before calling it a night.