3 REASONS TO AVOID LIQUID DRAIN CLEANERS
Whenever liquid drain cleaners such as Drano can be useful for some blocks and clogs. All plumbing experts will tell you not to use liquid drain cleaning in most situations. Here are a few reasons why:
If you have small children or pets, having liquid drainer inside the home poses a threat of it’s own. The chemicals in cleaners are extremely toxic to breathe in and could possible splash back in eyes and face. They are absolutely not environmentally friendly. The leftover residue in the bottles in up in our landfills, and can subsequently end killing fish and other wildlife. Luckily, there are now non-chemical organic options when it comes to liquid drain cleaning.
Although liquid drainer is successful at clearing clogs, it can cause detrimental pipe damage. The chemical agents can sit on the pipes and corrode them. Small clogs can be safe for draino if the chemical does not sit on your pipes for too long. Using liquid drainer is absolutely not recommended for large clogs. Big or small, if you continue to have the same clog-try an alternative way. Liquid drain cleaner also damages the glue that holds your pipes together.
Chemicals that makeup liquid drain cleaner are horrible for toilets because water sits for long periods of time. When drain cleaner heats up, it can crack your toilet or even cause an explosion. In addition to damaging your toilet, it can damage the enamel on expensive bathroom fixtures.
SHOULD I CALL A PLUMBER?
Many plumbers will tell you absolutely to never use liquid drain cleaners at all. As discussed, we will tell you some small clogs are safe for liquid drainer. However, We recommend you try other options first before using it however. A few alternatives to liquid drain cleaning are using a plunger, boiling water, or baking soda and vinegar.