You’ve got a clogged drain. Of all the terrible things that could go wrong with your home’s plumbing, a clogged drain seems simple enough for a DIY (do-it-yourself). “Bypassing the plumber for a bottle of drain cleaner can do more harm than good,” says Chicago plumbing professional Tyler Diciolla.
First, Do No Harm
Angie’s List ran an article about which drain cleaners you should use, and here’s the definitive answer: None of them. By the time plumbers are called about a clogged drain, most often the homeowner has already used bottles of chemical drain cleaners, thinking it’s a quick and easy fix. It isn’t. Liquid drain cleaners are a bad thing, and here’s why:
- They are toxic – the fumes can be unhealthy, irritating nasal passages and eye membranes. The fumes linger in the air, too.
- They are toxic – the primary chemical, hydrochloric acid can damage your pipes. It can also erode the porcelain enamel and beautiful stone countertops in your kitchen and bath.
- They are toxic – Drain cleaners’ runoff can enter other water sources, killing wildlife and fish. Even the residue left in the bottles contaminates landfills.
After risking your family’s health and poisoning the environment, you’ll often discover that liquid drain cleaners don’t even work. The best fix is to use a plunger for clogged drains. If the plunger doesn’t work, call 281.661.4283. We can get it cleared and recommend a product non-toxic for you, your family, your pets and your pipes. Ask us about Bio-One.
Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services
There are plenty of plumbing companies from which to choose, but we take pride in putting our name on our family-owned business. Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services serves Southeast Texas and has been a household name for over 30 years. If you live in Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, and surrounding communities, call 281.661.4283 or contact us for additional information.
Your phone call is free, and if you’d like us to visit your home or property for an evaluation of your plumbing needs now and for the future, that’s free, too.