Many homeowners who find themselves faced with plumbing problems, often will reach for one popular drain product – Drano. People believe it to be not only an affordable solution, but believe it to be a surefire way of minimizing clogged drains. This could not be farther from the truth. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to offer you insight on how harmful Drano chemicals really are. If you have a supply of Drano in your home, then do yourself a favor and toss it out.
PROBLEMS CAUSED BY USING DRANO
This popular product presents with a number of issues including, but not limited to:
- Drano contains ingredients that are environmentally unsafe – The chemicals in Drano when used can easily seep into your sewage system and ultimately find its way into other bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and the ocean. Though this is a problem in and of itself, we want you to realize that outside of these bodies of water, Drano causes harm to your very own home living space. There are many toxins in Drano that are extremely harmful to children, adults and even pets. For this reason, be sure to keep this product, if you insist on keeping it in your home, as far away as possible from your children and pets.
- Drano causes plumbing pipes to heat up – The many chemicals in this product when working in conjunction with one another, create a chemical reaction which in turn creates heat. When using the product, the instructions clearly tell you to let the solution set for an extended period of time in order for it to work. During this time, the harmful Drano chemicals, as they are settling in your drain continue to create more heat. This continuous heating process will, over time, can cause a toilet bowl to crack, pipes to become corroded or damaged and PVC pipes to soften.
- Beware of an eruption – After having used Drano, you may engage in other cleaning procedures that require you to use other products with chemical ingredients. If you add another cleaning solution to the toilet or other drain you treated with the Drano and it has not been entirely unclogged, there may be harmful Drano chemicals still residing in the bowl or drain. If this is the case, when you added the additional toxic chemicals to the toilet bowl or drain, it could very well result in an eruption of chemicals in your home.
- Safety of Your Family Matters Most – Drano is comprised of toxic chemicals. These chemicals are extremely harmful to people and pets and can lead to safety and health issues. The toxic fumes that are released into the air when using Drano, can result in respiratory, breathing and other health issues for your family and pets. We all know how harmful toxic chemicals can be and certainly want to take steps to ensure the safety of our home and family by avoiding dangerous toxins.
THE TEAM THAT CARES
We hope you have found this information about how harmful Drano chemicals are very useful. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing is committed to the overall satisfaction and well being of all our clients which is why we wanted to share this information. To learn more about toxic chemicals in cleaning solutions that can harm your plumbing system or to schedule a plumbing service call, reach out to the team that cares. For all your plumbing needs in Lebanon and the surrounding towns, choose the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing!