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Natural Drain Cleaners vs. Store-Bought

Clogs happen in drains throughout our home: sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. No one wants to be left without water flow, proper drainage, or the effects of a smelly clog. With the long-term advertisement of chemical store drain cleaners, we are all familiar with a brand. However, it’s best to leave those on the shelf and stick to preventative natural maintenance or our AAA team! Continue reading to find out the harmful effects of store-bought drain cleaners.

Harmful Effects

Many companies don’t disclose this to their customers, but their products tend to be harmful to drains themselves. The harsh chemicals in cleaners are caustic or oxidizing. When used in old pipes, the chemicals can degrade the pipes. Even in plastic pipes, the chemicals can create heat and warp and melt the pipes leading to leaks. However, this isn’t the only way that the chemicals are dangerous, they are also bad for the environment as well as septic systems. Store-bought drain cleaners are cost-inefficient compared to home remedies.

Natural Drain Cleaners

Natural drain cleaners are safe for both you and your home’s pipes! Using preventative remedies will keep your drains clean and clear and help clogs from building up. Regularly using hot water will aid in breaking up mild clogs. All you have to do is pour a pot of hot water down your drain and continue to rinse it with cool water and your clog should begin to break up! Another simple and inexpensive way to maintain and clear your drains is baking soda and vinegar. Simply mix baking soda and white distilled vinegar and allow it to sit in your drain for an hour to overnight depending on how clogged your drain is. Follow with pouring hot water down your drain and ‘voila!

Large Clogs

For larger clogs, it’s best to give our AAA team a call TODAY! We have proudly served the greater Denver metro area for over 30 years and our EXPERTS in the plumbing industry. Our team would love to offer you a $79 Main Line Drain Clearing to restore the flow in your home. Give our team a call today to schedule your appointment (303) 424-8554.