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Is it Safe to Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

When you wake up early in the morning and are rushing to get to work, the last thing you want to find is a toilet that just won’t flush. And while it may be tempting to grab the chemical drain cleaners you have stored in the back of your closet, products like that can actually cause more problems than they solve.

What to Do When You Have a Clogged Drain or Toilet

Unfortunately, clogs are one of the most inconvenient and common plumbing problems a homeowner will face. Before you reach for a chemical cleaner, consider the following:

  • Chemical drain cleaners use harsh toxins to dislodge a clog. In order to get the job done, chemical cleaners rely on heavy toxins to break down the clog until it can easily flow through your pipes. Therefore, these chemicals are highly potent and can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat if inhaled. They’re also dangerous for households with kids and pets.
  • Drain cleaners damage your pipes over time. All those chemicals don’t just attack the clog, they also eat away at your plumbing the whole time they’re searching for the obstruction. Over time, regularly using chemical cleaners can damage your pipes and make them more susceptible to cracks and leaks.
  • They’re harmful to the environment. Once they’re made their way through your plumbing, chemical cleaners often runoff into nearby waterways.
  • They’re not the most effective option on the market. Chemical drain cleaners often only help in cases where the clog is made up of small amounts of a natural material. If you’re experiencing a serious clog or sewer problem, drain cleaner won’t get the job done.

Got a Stubborn Clog? HydroScrub® is the Answer

As the most effective method for drain cleaning available in the plumbing industry, HydroScrub® is the solution you need for tough clogs and dirty drains. Rather than relying on chemicals, our jetting technology uses a high volume of pressurized water to clear out clogs and debris from household pipes.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing has been assisting homeowners with their plumbing issues for decades, and our expertise is unmatched! To learn more, give us a call at (262) 320-4822 or fill out our form!