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Why You Shouldn’t Use Drano

Posted on March 6th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Is your kitchen or bathroom sink draining a little too slowly for comfort? If so, you may be tempted to pour in some commercial drain cleaner. However, we at Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric advise against it! Here’s why you shouldn’t use Drano or any other commercial drain cleaner:

They don’t work

For the most part, commercial drain cleaners are ineffective. Tough blockages simply cannot be cleared using store-purchased drain cleaner. If your clog happens to be located far down the pipe, it’s time to call in a professional.

They’re harmful

Generic drain cleaners in particular are toxic. They let out fumes that have been known to aggravate the lungs, nose and eyes. Worst of all, the toxic vapors tend to stick around, even after you put the bottle away. When these dangerous substances make their way into landfills and bodies of water, they can also negative impact the environment.

They damage pipes

Some popular drain cleaners are made with hydrochloric acid, which is highly caustic and can damage your pipes. Plus, if you spill a little bit of this cleaner on a bathroom fixture, it may wear its surface down. Drain cleaners also pose a threat to your septic system.

Down the drain

We hope that now it’s clear why you shouldn’t use Drano. Next time you’ve got a clog or slow drain, put down the commercial drain cleaner and call in the experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric. To find out more about how we can help with your sewer and drain issues, give us a call and speak to one of our expert technicians:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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