You wake up early one morning and notice your toilet is clogged. What’s the first thing you do?
If you’re like most people, you probably said “reach for the drain cleaner in the closet.”
But unfortunately, that’s far from the best answer.
The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaners
Potentially Dangerous Health Effects
The goal of chemical cleaners is to dissolve whatever’s causing the clog, not necessarily dislodge it. That’s why chemical cleaners are made to be incredibly strong and powerful. When you pour these chemicals down your drain, they can emit dangerous fumes that linger for days.
Have you ever thought about where those chemicals go once they’ve run through your plumbing? Unfortunately, they often end up in nearby bodies of water.
Chemicals don't just eat away at what’s causing your clog, they can also destroy your pipes. If you use chemical cleaners often, you increase your chances of experiencing leaks in the future. And if a hole is actually burned through your pipes, you may have a costly replacement on your hands.
A Temporary Fix
We know that chemical cleaners can be tempting — they promise an instant solution to an annoying problem. However, this is just a quick fix that will lead to bigger problems in the future.