by The Nashville Plumber on February 21, 2014

Reasons to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions to Unclog Your Drain


If your drains get clogged there are some things that you may want to keep in mind and be aware of before dumping harsh chemicals down your drains. There are many different liquid and powder chemicals that are sold in stores that can actually make your problems even worse.

The solutions can cause damage to your pipes and will also destroy the enamel finish on the sink and the bathtubs. After a while, you will be forced to replace the fixtures that you have put the cleaner into. This can become very costly replacing these household items. Despite of all the advertisements for cleaning solutions on television and newspaper ads, most of the time they don’t even work. There are many reasons why a drain can become clogged and sometimes the solutions will not even repair the problem.

Many people don’t realize that these chemicals can cause harm to your pets and your children. The drain cleaner produces fumes that can irritate one’s ears, nose, mouth, skin, eyes and throat. Each year hospitals report that children have ingested toxic drain solutions. They are known to cause burns, eye injuries and respiratory problems that can be very dangerous. Most of the time, when these products are being used they never read the warning labels that are on the bottle.

Purchasing these chemicals can become immensely costly and there are many other methods available to unclog drains. Snakes can be used to push the debris through the drain without chemicals begin used. Once you use the snake, you will want to flush your drains out with a hose. You can always call a licensed professional to do the job correctly and without chemicals. It will cost you some money but the drain problem will be corrected in an appropriate way.

Are the drains in your Nashville home clogged? Call Green Hills Plumbing at (615) 866-1917and schedule a service call today!

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