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.
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