Chemical drain cleaners are full of harmful ingredients. They contain high amounts of Sodium Hydroxide which is a substance that you have to avoid. It can cause nasal ulcers and chronic skin conditions or it can burn your eyes, skin and, even your lungs. So, in my opinion, these chemical drain cleaners are not worth using.
You can avoid using harmful drain cleaners by preventing the clogging or if the drain is already clogged, you should use the home drain cleaner recipe that is chemical-free.
- Talking about prevention, all you have to do is to prevent excessive build up in your pipes altogether. In order to do that you have to put a drain basket in the hole of your sink. So, the small holes in the mechanism will allow only water and small particles to go through the pipes.
- If you do not want to have a clogged drain, then you should stop pouring grease down the drains. The grease will coat the pipes and you will need a drain snake. If you have a problem already then you can make a drain snake from an old wire clothes hanger
- You can make home drain cleaner recipe which is absolutely chemical-free.
Home drain cleaner recipe
- ½ cup White Vinegar
- ½ cup Baking Soda
- 4 cups Boiling Water
All you need to do is to sprinkle the baking soda down the drain, then pour the vinegar and watch it fizz for 5-10 minutes. After that, you should chase them with boiling water. In order to have an effect, you should use this recipe regularly.
This combination is totally natural, and it is chemical-free. It is even a better solution than the regular drain cleaners that can harm you and your entire body.
To sum up, If you want to be more healthy, you should start not only from the food products but, also from the household products that can be dangerous for you and your pets. So, it is always better to switch to safe and healthier alternatives and also, you should always read the instructions and ingredients of the products.