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Why Chemical Drain Cleaners Are a No Go

Today, we’re going to treat this blog like somewhat of a public service announcement. A problem we experience almost universally with our homeowners is an issue with the use of chemical drain cleaners. We know that we’re professionals and you might think that our viewpoint is biased, but we do understand the perspective of a homeowner. When you’ve got a slow-moving drain, it’s much easier to buy a drain cleaner over the counter.

While this is easier on your end, it’s harder for your plumbing. It typically results in long-term issues for your home. We’re here to perfect your plumbing in Media, PA. Get in contact with us for any plumbing services you need.

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Chemical Drain Cleaners

Here are a few of the best reasons to avoid using chemical drain cleaners:

They’re Bad for Your Plumbing

Let’s start off with the number one reason not to use chemical drain cleaners: they’re terrible for your home’s plumbing.

We’re not being dramatic when we say this. These drain cleaning on store shelves promise to get rid of all your drain problems in no time. The manufacturers aren’t lying when they say that these drain cleaners eat away at clogs. The main problem is that they do it too well. They’re going to eat away at your pipes as well because the chemicals they use are caustic and corrosive.

They’re Even Worse for the Environment

These chemical drain cleaners are bad for your drain and even worse for the environment. You know that there’s wastewater that flows down your drain. It doesn’t just vanish into thin air. Eventually, it ends up in a water treatment plant.

If you use a chemical drain cleaner, then it means that the chemicals are going to end up here as well. This is why it’s a bad idea to pour chemicals down your drain. It’s likely that we’re all trying to be a little more environmentally conscious these days. If you want to make a simple change, this is a great place to start.

They Have Negative Health Effects

Have you ever twisted off the top of a chemical drain cleaner and felt your eyes water? It’s because the chemicals in them are harsh. If they’re harsh on your senses, they’re also harsh on your body. Even minimal contact with a chemical drain cleaner can negatively affect your eyes, nose, and throat. This is why it’s a great idea to enlist the help of a plumber rather than a chemical drain cleaner.

They Don’t Work Well

One of the top reasons that you might not want to use a chemical drain cleaner is that they don’t really work well. There’s no tactical skill when you’re using a chemical drain cleaner; you’re just pouring something down your drain and hoping it works. If it doesn’t, it’s likely that you’re going to call a professional to finish the job anyway. It’s best to cut to the chase and call us first.

Contact Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Integrity Before Profit.

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