What Are Some Of The Dangers Of Chemical Drain Cleaning Solutions?
Chemical drain cleaners may have been popular at one time, but after learning some of the dangers they possess, many have turned back to all-natural solutions, or any solution that does not require using chemicals.
The chemicals can be very dangerous for those who inhale it, as well as dangerous to the pipes itself. Pipes can be made of plastic, metal, as well as other materials, and it’s possible for certain types of chemical cleaners to eat through these materials.
If a pipe is already getting old, and starting to rust or breakdown, then using the chemical cleaners, may further destroy the pipe, and it may possibly create holes in it as well. It can become difficult to see problems in the pipe, especially without a camera, or without removing the pipes.
Using chemical cleaners can destroy pipes that were already weak, so it’s best to not use any chemical cleaners at all. In fact, although the cleaners are meant to get rid of clogs, you may see the clog coming back fairly quickly after you’ve used chemical cleaners.
What Health Risks Are There?
When it comes to health risks, there are many, if you choose to use chemical cleaners. Inhaling the cleaners can cause nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness and more. If you happen to get any of the chemicals on your skin, it’s possible to cause burns, hair loss, and other problems.
Chemical cleaners are extremely dangerous, and they should be kept out of the reach of children, because these chemicals are deadly, if they are ingested. Some chemicals are lye and bleach, while others may be acid, and all these chemicals can be very dangerous for anyone using them.
What’s The Best Way To Clean Drains?
Instead of using chemicals to clean your drains, contact a plumber, who can clean the drains thoroughly, and get rid of the clog problems you may be having.
If you have to take care of the clog on your own, try some of the old remedies, such as baking soda, hot water, a plunger or a snake.
Using any of the older remedies may take care of the clogs faster, and you won’t have to worry about the problems that you would if you were to use chemical solutions. It’s best to not use any chemical solutions to clean your pipes.
Are your pipes all clogged up in your Greenwood home? If you’re having trouble, give Johnson heating & Cooling a Call at (317) 881-7738, so we can get down to the root of the problem.