Advantages of Natural Drain CleanersMany people want to make the switch to using more natural home cleaning products, but they worry that those products may not work as well. At Dutton Plumbing, we have had many customers ask about the effectiveness of natural drain cleaners. The truth is that natural drain cleaning products can be just as effective as artificial ones. Natural cleaners also offer various benefits, starting with the following three.
1. Home Safety
Most people who have children worry about the risk posed by household chemicals that are toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin. Natural products do not introduce this risk. Additionally, when using artificial cleaners, even adults must be careful to read the warning labels to learn how the cleaner should be handled and what it can be mixed with. Natural drain cleaners are much easier to use safely.
2. Pipe Preservation
Harsh cleaning chemicals can cause corrosion and gradually eat away pipes. If you tend to frequently get clogs and use large amounts of drain cleaner to break them up, the damage may be severe. If you have a home with older pipes, artificial cleaners can be especially harmful. Drain cleaners made from natural materials will get the job done without making a pipe replacement necessary.
3. Environmental Impact
The chemicals used in artificial cleaners may be harmful to the environment, and some of those chemicals may remain in the water even after water treatment. When leaks occur and these chemicals are released before being broken down, they can have even more damaging effects. Natural drain cleaners usually break down quickly, and they will not react with other complex chemicals to create toxic byproducts.
Keeping Your Drains Clean
Whether you use natural or artificial drain cleaners, it is important to clean your drain regularly or pass the job on to a professional. At Dutton Plumbing, we carry Bio-Clean for customers who prefer natural drain cleaners. If you need a drain inspection, cleaning or repair, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Simi Valley Region plumbers.