Clogged drains can be an ongoing source of frustration in any home. They can lead to water backups and unpleasant sewer odors; our drain cleaner Toronto can help bring your pipes back into working condition quickly and easily.
Hair, skin flakes and soap scum are among the main causes of drain clogs, with several drain cleaners not suitable for your plumbing system and pipes. While there may be numerous products on the market to remove these obstructions from drains, only some can guarantee your pipes’ safety.
Chemical Drain Cleaners
Liquid drain cleaners found on store shelves often utilize strong chemicals for their work, including hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide (or lye), and caustic soda. Unfortunately, these substances can be highly corrosive to pipes over time as well as toxic to you or your family if they come in contact with skin or eyes. Furthermore, such cleaners are dangerous for septic systems as they could harm bacteria that break down organic waste.
Chemical drain cleaners can also have serious negative impacts on the environment. Their chemicals seep into groundwater, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water and contribute to pollution levels as well as being toxic for plants and animals. If you must use liquid drain cleaners, please use nitrile gloves and a mask when handling them and keep out of reach of children and pets when storing.
Organic Drain Cleaners
As food and grease wash down kitchen drains, organic waste materials may accumulate within interior pipes and lead to slow drains and clogs. Chemical cleaners can break down this buildup of materials using chemicals. However, their use could harm the environment by leaving behind toxic substances.
Harsh cleaning chemicals can corrode pipes over time, eventually leading to broken parts or leaks. Furthermore, many of these products emit hazardous fumes which may irritate eyes or skin; it’s essential that any such contact be immediately rinsed off with water to minimize irritation and potential risks.
Selecting an eco-friendly liquid drain cleaner can help mitigate these issues. These products are easier to use, require no mixing and are safe for septic systems and garbage disposals, dissolving organic blockages such as hair, lint, paper and grease more effectively than chemical solutions; in many instances these products also work faster. If serious blockages persist however, professional services should still be sought out immediately.
Biodegradable Drain Cleaners
These eco-friendly drain cleaners use an organic, septic safe formula to safely clear away buildup of waste in pipes or systems without using harsh chemicals that could potentially harm them. They are particularly helpful if your pipes or system require maintenance without harsh chemical exposure.
Liquid biodegradable drain cleaners use enzymes to break down organic clogs without harming skin, pipe systems or the environment. Unfortunately, however, their slow working method could take up to 24 hours for total unclogging of drains.
Unique Super Digest It is an eco-friendly drain cleaner and septic tank treatment, using bacteria to digest organic waste buildup in pipes and septic tanks. This non-toxic product is non-toxic for all pipes and systems and safe for sinks, toilets, tubs, floor drains, garbage disposals. Plus it comes from a company which does not test on animals, follows zero waste guidelines, uses renewable sources as energy during production, as well as provides 12 water-soluble 2oz soulpacks which you pour directly down drains or tanks to unclog any blockages!
Snake Drain Cleaners
A snake drain cleaner can often be the ideal solution to common household clogs such as hair in sinks or toilets or simple blockages that won’t clear away with regular plunging. The cable — up to 25 feet long — features an corkscrew-like end which snags any obstructions in the drainpipe, before slowly pushing away clogs from its path.
While it is possible to purchase and use a snake yourself, professional Toronto drain snaking services often make more sense. The tool can be hazardous if not handled carefully and can puncture skin puncturing injuries or cause bacteria infiltration into wounds.
Pipe damage can also occur without due caution; without taking steps to avoid scraping or scratching the walls of your pipe. Barrows recommends applying Snakeoil before each use in order to protect it and reduce moisture and odor issues. It acts like an rust preventive, cuts through moisture levels quickly, and eliminates any odor-causing sources.