Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Why You Shouldn’t Use Liquid Drain Cleaners:

We have all received the unpleasant surprise of a clogged drain. While a drain could be clogged due to several reasons, the DIY ways of unclogging it are just a handful. Although some people prefer to just hook out the debris and dirt, many people go for the not-so-efficient liquid drain cleaners.

If you are one of the lots, STOP!
Take a look below at all the reasons why you shouldn’t use liquid drain cleaners:

Use of Liquid Drain Cleaners – Waste of Money


Liquid drain cleaners are literally a waste of money. This is because you would unclog the drain using the cleaner but within a day or two, the drain will clog again. You will probably have to hire a professional anyway to unclog the drain which means that the money you spent on the liquid cleaner would have gone down the drain.

No result!


The liquid drain cleaner only works for mildly clogged drains. This means that they don’t really have any legitimate ability to dissolve the clogging agents, leaving the drain as it was.


  • Liquid drain cleaners carry harsh chemicals that can be quite threatening to your health and wellbeing. These chemicals include:
    • Sulfuric Acid
    • Sodium Hydroxide
    • Hydrochloric Acid

    All three of the chemicals are extremely dangerous. In case of even a slight contact, these chemicals can cause skin burns that would leave marks on your body. These chemicals can also cause loss of sight or blindness if even a drop is splashed in your eyes. If you inhale, you could even experience lung damages. And ingestion could have fatal results!

    This makes it an extremely dangerous chemical to keep at home, especially when there are kids around.


Pipeline damage – Use of Liquid Drain Cleaners can Damage your Pipes

Pipelines are sensitive to such hazardous chemicals. If you use liquid drain cleaners, there is a high chance that the pipeline would experience cracks, fractures, and even dents that would result in bigger plumbing problems. This is why it is important to avoid the use of liquid drain cleaners because like a domino effect, it will only cost you more.

It is Bad for plumbing and bad for the environment – Eco UNfriendly

Liquid drain cleaners have proven to be extremely unfriendly for the environment, putting the health and prosperity of the planet in jeopardy. There is always residue left in bottles and that ends up in the landfills…the hazardous chemicals are not always filtered out of the plastic bottles in which the drain cleaner is stored. This means that the non-recycled plastic bottles are extremely dangerous for the environment, especially when they are dumped in the sea because then the health of aqua life is at stake.

It isn’t even just about the money or your own household, the whole environment gets affected by liquid drain cleaners. So if you experience a clogged drain, instead of wasting your time, money, and energy on trying to unclog it with useless drain cleaners, opt for a quick and reliable solution by hiring professional plumbing experts.

John G Plumbing





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