Owning a home is rewarding but also comes with challenges. Everyone at some point in their life has probably experienced the stress and hassle of trying to fix clogged drains – we’ve all been there before! It might seem like pouring chemicals down our drain would help solve this problem quickly (especially if you’re doing it yourself), however what often happens over time when using these harsh remedies on an ongoing basis? More harm than good. Here is why you should avoid chemicals.
Harmful to pets and people
Chemicals can be very dangerous and these drain cleaners are no exception. Oftentimes people do not read the instructions carefully in a panic to unclog a sink and it could have detrimental effects. The fumes from a chemical could irritate you, making them unsafe to use near your nose or eyes, not to mention the poison will affect any animals that live in close proximity. In short, it’s not worth the risk just because you were trying to fix your pipe. It’s best to call a professional.
Damage to pipes
Corrosion is a major concern when it comes to drain cleaning solutions. The strong chemicals in these products are designed for cutting through hair, grease and more but they can also damage pipes over time if used regularly which will eventually lead you needing new plumbing fixtures or other pricey repairs.
Bad for the environment
One of the downfalls to chemical drain cleaners is that they are not very environmentally friendly. They can cause problems for ground and water sources as well because some will end up in these areas with tiny amounts left over from packaging, which could make them harmful when taken to a landfill.
Could be a bigger problem you can’t see
Drain chemicals are not effective at all if your problem is more complex. It is always best to call a professional for plumbing services when you suspect that your drain may be clogged because it might be a bigger issue such as tree root damage. Professional technicians know how to handle all sorts of different situations and will have the right tools on hand in order to remove any tree roots or other debris which could be causing blockages.
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