A Chemical Drain Cleaner can Fix Some Clogs, but is it Worth the Risks?

When most people experience a clogged drain somewhere in their home, they want to get it taken care of as quickly and easily as possible. Many homeowners turn to chemical drain cleaners to fix their clogs because they are relatively inexpensive and simple to use. But did you know that chemical drain cleaners can be hazardous to your plumbing system and possibly your health? Today we’re going to talk about the problems associated with chemical drain cleaners and give you some alternatives for unclogging your drains!

Why is a chemical drain cleaner a hazardous solution for drain clogs?

What are some alternatives to using a chemical drain cleaner?

Because chemical drain cleaners can be so problematic, they often do more harm than good. Luckily, there are some safer alternatives that you can try to unclog your drain. One common home remedy is to pour a solution of ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by some running hot water. Another option is to try and use a plunger to unclog your drain the same way that you’d use one to unclog your toilet.

If you can’t seem to unclog a drain on your own, your best bet is to contact Cabrillo. We can safely and efficiently fix the problem for you and you won’t have to worry about the potential problems associated with relying on a chemical drain cleaner.

If you have any questions about the effects of using a chemical drain cleaner, or if you’d like a plumbing system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning company.

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