It’s fairly common that whenever we experience some type of drain issue in our homes, we automatically reach for the Drano. Though the belief is that this product can provide quick and affordable solutions to all our clogged drain issues, the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to advise you that Drano can be quite harmful to drains, pipes and even families. The multiple problems caused by this toxic drain cleaning product are enough to make us all want to avoid Drano.
THE HIDDEN FACTS
For starters, Drano contains ingredients that are environmentally harmful. Whenever you use Drano in your pipes it seeps into your sewer system and eventually finds its way into lakes, ponds, rivers and the ocean. However, this is not the worst environmental issue. Drano is composed of a variety of toxins that are incredibly unsafe and harmful to you, your children, and your whole family. These toxins can cause grave harm to children and pets and should be avoided at all costs.
When you pour Drano into your drains and pipes the chemical composition causes your pipes to heat up. While sitting in your pipes, until such time you can rinse the Drano away, chemical reactions are created and when mixed with the heat causes damage and corrosion in the pipes over time. The chemicals minimize the strength of PVC pipes in your home, and can even cause your toilet bowl to crack over time. Several of the many reasons we suggest you avoid Drano.
Finally, never mix Drano with other liquid cleaners. Drano contains toxins as do other household cleaners and when mixed together can cause a very dangerous chemical reaction and explosion, which can in fact present with high dangers to your home and family.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing we are perfectly aware of the frustration and challenges a clogged drain can present your with. However, we strongly suggest you give focus to what you are putting or flushing down your drains in the first place. A clog only occurs because of items that are put down the drain, so if you give a good deal of attention to what you are placing in your drains you are more than likely going to avoid clogs and extensive damage to your pipes. You should also get in the habit of using a plunger when you first take note of a clog. A plunger used early on is often all that the doctor ordered.
We also understand that there are occasions when, regardless of being careful and cautious, clogs will still happen. In these instances, we would recommend you reach out to our highly skilled and experienced plumbers to take care of your drain clogs and other needs. We are on call 24/7 should you find yourself in an emergency need and are committed and dedicated to providing you with services needed at all hours of the day and night. There is no plumbing project too big or too small for our team, which is why you can feel confident when you rely on our qualified plumbers.
If you are in need of a top-notch professional plumber to take care of your drain clogs, then surely you have come to the right place. Our friendly professionals stand ready to serve you and are on hand to answer all your questions and provide efficient solutions as needed. Simply give a call out to our team and request or schedule your needed service. A clogged drain, especially around the holidays can be a real challenge. Be sure to avoid Drano, and put your trust in the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing instead. We look forward to serving you with all your plumbing needs and send along wishes from our family to yours for a safe and happy holiday season!!