Let’s be honest. You probably reach for a drain cleaner when your sink or tub slows down. After all, drain cleaners seem quick and easy to use and they get the job done. However, many people don’t know that drain cleaners harm your plumbing system. Here are four critical reasons why you should call the experts at Avis Home Solutions instead of using a chemical drain cleaner!

Drain cleaners are highly corrosive and are incredibly harsh on your home’s plumbing. If they touch your skin or get into your eyes, the chemicals in them can cause chemical burns and even blindness. If that isn’t enough of a deterrent for you, keep reading to learn about the damage drain cleaners can do to your pipes.

  1. Drain cleaners are dangerous. They can cause significant injury to you, your children, and your pets. They can harm your lungs if you breathe in the fumes, and if ingested or come into contact with the skin, they may cause digestive issues and skin damage. Like many other household chemicals, use caution when around pets and children.
  2. Drain cleaners are bad for the environment because they aren’t biodegradable.  Not only are they stored in landfills till the chemicals run out, but when you pour them down your drain, they can pollute rivers and lakes where these poisons will harm wildlife!
  3. Drain cleaners are bad news for your septic tank and pipes. Your septic system is designed to break down organic materials and not deal with the harsh chemicals contained in many drain cleaners. These chemicals can harm the bacteria in your septic system, leading to new problems. Also, drain cleaners can eat through metal pipes, leading to more costly repairs down the road.
  4. Many of their outcomes are disappointing when using drain cleaners.  There’s no guarantee that a drain cleaner will cure your plumbing issue. On the other hand, the chemicals in these solutions may react with compounds found inside clogged pipes or get caught on top, making breaking up one stubborn blockage even more challenging! If you have a pesky clog, call our plumbing professionals.

Think again if you’re considering using a chemical drain cleaner to fix your clogged pipes! Attempting to solve the problem yourself with a quick fix can be tempting. Still, it could end up causing more damage – and costing even more money. There’s no issue we can’t fix, so give us a call at 714-597-6997 to schedule a professional drain cleaning or plumbing repair.

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