Choose a Natural Home Drain Cleaner

Choose a Natural Home Drain Cleaner

Eventually, everyone encounters a clogged drain in their home. Whether it is in your bathroom or kitchen, the experience is usually equally unpleasant. At Ready & Able Plumbing, we understand the need for a quick solution to a clogged drain, but we are also aware of how much damage some of the most popular drain cleaning products can cause. Consider the following reasons to choose a natural home drain cleaner instead:

1. Harsh Drain Cleaners Cause Extensive Damage

When clogs happen, many people immediately reach for lye-based drain cleaners, usually because they are an easy home drain cleaner to find. However, the toxic chemicals that these products contain can damage the pipes they run through, plumbing tools and equipment, and the lungs of anyone who breathes their caustic fumes.

2. Harsh Drain Cleaners Are Hazardous in the Toilet

Due to a toilet’s design, any drain cleaner put in the toilet is going to stay there for quite a while until it slowly drains away. While the cleaner sits there, it settles on the porcelain and begins to heat up as the active ingredients in the cleaner react with the water in the reservoir. This may cause the porcelain to crack. If it builds up enough pressure, the toilet could even explode, potentially leaving you with significant repair costs and even medical bills. Always use a natural home drain cleaner on a toilet, or call a professional plumber to handle the clog.

3. Natural Drain Cleaners Are Cost Effective

When you consider the cost of repairing damaged pipes, including excavation, labor and materials, choosing natural drain cleaners instead of harsh lye-based cleaners is a steal of a deal. You also get the comfort of knowing that you aren’t polluting the community water supply. Some New Cumberland, PA plumbers offer chemical-free methods for removing a clog. If you are interested in learning about our chemical-free drain cleaning services, contact us at Ready & Able by calling 717-963-2034.

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