If you’re like most homeowners, the minute you notice standing water in your shower, you’ll put Draino or another chemical unclogging tool on your shopping list. But did you know these chemicals may be doing more harm than good?
What’s so bad about chemical drain cleaners?
Most chemical drain cleaners are corrosive agents, which means they burn through organic materials to dislodge blockages. However, because they contain corrosive chemicals, they can also cause problems to your plumbing pipes. Over time, these cleaning agents corrode your pipes, causing them to be more prone to cracking, splitting, and bursting.
Simple, Natural Alternatives to Chemical Drain Cleaners
The next time you notice standing water in the shower or a sink that won’t drain, try one of these natural tips out!
- Use a drain catcher. The easiest way to fix a clog is to prevent one from happening in the first place. You can buy products like a TubShroom online to stop hair and other foreign objects from flowing down the drain, or DIY your own solution using some pantyhose!
- Create your own natural cleaner. One cup of baking soda mixed with one cup of white vinegar makes one powerful unclogging solution! Pour the mixture down the drain and wait for 30 minutes to let it get to work. Then, simply rinse the mixture away with hot water, and voila! Clear drains.
Sometimes clogged drains are caused by sewer issues or another, more insidious problem. In the event that these solutions don’t work for your drains, it’s time to call in the pros. Contact Pro Energy Solutions online or by phone at (800) 704-7340 to schedule an appointment with our team today!