3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Commercial Drain Cleaners

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Oh no! It’s happened again.

That pesky drain in your bathroom or kitchen isn’t draining water fast enough. There must be a blockage somewhere.

What do you do? Grab a drain cleaner, right?


Although commercial drain cleaners are marketed as the perfect way to sort that blockage, we’ve seen them do more harm than good.

Here are our top 3 reasons you should grab the phone and call DPW instead:

1. Liquid drain cleaners can severely damage your pipes if misused.

They are made up of strong chemicals that can erode and permanently scar the pipes you can’t see. This can lead to a more costly plumbing job in the future.
Your best bet is to get in touch with a plumber to take a look. There might be a more serious underlying issue.

2. They’re not environmentally friendly.

Most drain cleaners use harsh chemicals you’re putting into the environment and your sewer system. There are more environmentally friendly options; however, if you misuse any of these, you could have a bigger problem.

3. They can be harmful to humans

People have been injured and even hospitalised by misusing drain cleaners. They are potent chemicals and fumes that you are handling. The fumes aren’t healthy to breathe in and can irritate your nose, eyes and throat. These chemicals can stick around in the air long after the product has gone down the drain, continuing to cause more irritation and unpleasant smells.

If there’s a blocked drain that keeps giving you grief, we know the best way to find some relief. Call the experts; we’ll be able to identify and fix your problem to a high standard of service and quality. And it will probably be cheaper in the long run!