There can be problems with Drano when you use it to clear clogs in your drains, including sinks, toilets and bathtubs. These problems can be serious, and you could end up needing to call a professional plumber like the ones here at Wyman Plumbing for what could have been a simple drain clearing issue in the beginning. Keep reading to see what problems with Drano could have been prevented and how to help mitigate them.
If you leave Drano in the sink for too long, you could cause the drains, and pipes underneath them to corrode. Drano is a serious chemical that can’t be left sitting for too long. It is made to corrode and break down clogs, but when left there for too long, it can actually corrode your pipes, this can lead to cracks and eventually water damage in your home.
This damage can also include the plumbing fixtures attached to these pipes, this includes any fixtures which are connected to the drain. They can become corrode, discolored, and break down which they too can eventually leak and eventually need total replacement.
Not only is Drano dangerous to your pipes, it is very dangerous should you come into contact with it. It is important to wear gloves when using it. Not only wearing gloves, but if it is left in the drain for too long, it isn’t good to be breathing.
We have stated this numerous times in the past. The best way to clean drains is the natural way. This is with baking soda and peroxide. Drano isn’t good for the environment. It will eventually enter the ground water and seep into rivers and streams, which can in turn contaminate our drinking water.
If you have used it, and left it in the water for too long, flush the drains with hot water, use a plunger, and contact a plumber if you think there is any damage, or if you still have a clog. We have been serving Bradenton, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and other communities throughout Manatee & North Sarasota Counties for 100 years! Contact us today.