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You’ve been trying to ignore it, but it’s finally gotten ridiculous.

Every time you take a shower, you end up standing in five inches of water before you’ve had a chance to rinse out the shampoo.

This standing water cannot, um, stand.

So, you towel off, rush to the grocery and grab the biggest, baddest looking bottle of drain cleaner you can find. Without hesitation, you dump a bunch of it into your clogged drain and pat yourself on the back.

What you don’t realize, however, is that use of these products can actually do more harm than good. Here are some surprising drawbacks of chemical drain cleaners and why you should opt for Action Jackson’s professional drain cleaning instead.

Health Risks

Drain cleaners are chock full of powerful chemicals that work by literally dissolving away the hair and grime that’s slowing drain function.

Here’s the thing: when it comes to chemicals, “powerful” generally means “more toxic.”

Inhaling these chemicals or absorbing them through your skin is a health risk. What most people fail to realize is that these chemicals linger as vapors and residue long after it’s visibly down the drain.

Pipe Damage

If a drain cleaner is designed to go down your drain, it must be safe for your pipes, right? Wrong.

The active ingredient in most commercial drain cleaning products is hydrochloric acid, which, if you weren’t already aware, is incredibly corrosive. Used repeatedly over time, this substance will damage your pipes and could possibly cause chips in the enamel of your sink or bathtub.

Lack Of Effectiveness

You might think that the above side effects are worth it to achieve a smooth-flowing drain, but here’s the thing: commercial drain cleaners are often ineffective. Sometimes the issue isn’t a clog at all. It could be a blockage deep in the sewer line or even a broken pipe. In this case, your favorite drain cleaner is like putting a band-aid over a bullet hole.

Shocking, right? Don’t do damage to your pipes because of inferior product. Call Action Jackson Plumbing to learn why our professional drain cleaning is a better choice.