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Do Not Use Chemical Drain Cleaner

Your bathroom tub is clogged. What is the first thing you do? Do you reach for the chemical drain cleaner? While we understand that it sounds like a quick and easy fix to remove the clog. That chemical drain cleaner could end up causing more damage to you, your pipes, and the environment. We NEVER recommend using a chemical drain cleaner in your home for the following reasons:

☠ The Ingredients are toxic.

☠ The Ingredients can cause chemical burns.

☠ It could damage pipes. The caustic or oxidizing chemicals create a reaction that can soften PVC and corrode other pipes especially if the clog remover didn’t work and now the chemicals are sitting in the pipe.

☠ In your toilet, standing chemicals will heat up on the porcelain and could crack your toilet. Never plunge a toilet with chemicals in it because just one splash of chemical-filled water could burn you.

☠ In garbage disposals, chemical clog removers can damage blades and pipes.

☠ They are bad for the environment. After you use the chemical clog remover it flushes down the drain into the drainage system.

☠ If you use them with a sewage system they can destroy beneficial bacteria and the toxins leech into the environment.

☠ It can damage the finish on your fixtures and your stainless steel sink.

☠ Always-Always-Always tell your plumber if you have used a chemical clog remover before your plumber gets near your clog so he/she can take the proper precautions to
reduce the risk of inhaling toxic chemicals and chemical burns.

If you have any questions about clogged drains, toilets, or sinks please give us a call at (740) 217-0450 or contact us via our website at

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