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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

When your drain is clogged, we know you want to go to the store, get some Drano, and clear the clog yourself. We are here to tell you to put your keys down! Read on for 5 reasons why that trip to the store is a BAD idea.

Let's Talk Damage

The chemicals that are found in liquid drain cleaners erode your pipes, and overtimes this can cause leaks. If your drains are completely blocked, the chemical will sit where it lands, eroding your pipes

Dangerous to you AND the environment

Most of these liquid drain cleaners contain chemicals like sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid, which can cause injury to you if they are mishandled, or can damage the environment if the cleaner gets into water systems.

The root of the problem

Liquid drain cleaner doesn’t solve the root of the problem, and sometimes it doesn’t even provide a temporary fix. If you have something clogging your drain like hair, the liquid drain cleaner is often not going to get the job done. If you have a more major problem causing blockages, like roots growing through pipes, the only way your problem will be resolved is by hiring a professional.

Need an alternative to a chemical drain cleaner for a quick fix until the plumber arrives? Try Vinegar and Baking Soda. Put down baking soda over your drain and then use the vinegar over it, the two ingredients mixing will fizz. Let the mixture sit and flush the drain with hot water.

At the end of the day, leave the liquid drain cleaners where they belong, at the store, and call a professional.