Safety Tips When Cleaning
Out Drain Pipes
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Do you want to learn the best ways to
clean out your drain pipes and what to
use? Stick around to find out!
There are safe ways to clean out drain
pipes, and using chemical drain cleaners
is not one of them. Professional plumbers
are the best for teaching anyone what to
do when cleaning out your drain pipes.
Many people who experience clogged
drains always think of using store-
bought chemical drain cleaners as their
first step. However, that should be a last
resort because these products can cause
damage to plumbing systems.
Chemical drain cleaners are also known
to be harmful to human health. When
accidentally inhaled or swallowed, toxic
and dangerous chemicals can lead to
severe health problems. Moreover,
chemical drain cleaners can cause skin
and eye irritation.
We can teach you the safest and best
ways to clean your drains. We compiled
a list of different tricks you can try to
clean out your drain pipes at home
Safety Tips for Cleaning Your
Plumbing System at Home
1. Use Natural Products
As previously mentioned, using chemical
drain cleaners is not advisable because they
can cause damage to your plumbing
system and severe health issues. The good
news is that there are safe and natural
products found in your home that you can
To give you an idea about what to clean
your drains with, you can use hot water,
vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap.
To prevent clogging your drains, you can
perform a weekly cleaning that involves
running hot water down the pipes. In
that way, clogging substances will be
softened and eventually flushed out.
If you are dealing with an already clogged
plumbing system, the first thing you
need to do is run hot water down the
pipes. After that, run a strong dish soap
down to remove all the grease and oil
stuck on the walls of the pipes.
Next, pour a one-to-one ratio of vinegar
and baking soda down the drain, and
finish it by running hot water after half