Imagine: you have just finished a shower and you turn off the water. Instead of draining like it should, it just sits there, puddled around your feet. We’ve all been in this situation before and we all know what that means: you’ve got a clogged drain. Your first reaction might be to head to the store to buy some liquid chemical drainer cleaner, but that might not be the best idea. Those liquid drainer cleaners are made up of harsh chemicals that can have many harmful effects on your drain. For one, chemical clog removal products will wreak havoc on your plumbing if you have a septic system. That is because they kill the bacteria in your system that is necessary to help decompose sewage in your septic tank.
Aside from the damage they can cause to septic tanks, bottled drain cleaners can also damage your pipes. The bottle may claim that the product is safe on pipes, but it can actually cause corrosion with continued use over time. This can lead to bigger problems than a clogged drain. The harsh chemicals in these products also negatively affect you physically by causing skin irritations or temporary respiratory issues if you breathe it in while cleaning.
We personally think it is just safer to avoid these issues by refraining from using store-bought cleaner. Here are some other great options that you can turn to the next time you are dealing with a clogged drain:
• Try a homemade drain cleaner with natural ingredients that won’t hurt your health or your plumbing system. Our favorites are hot water and coarse salt or baking soda and vinegar.
• Call us for professional drainer cleaner services. We have all the tools and the expertise necessary to get your drain working again in no time.