Drain Cleaners

There are several ways of unclogging a drain whether it be a mechanical, homemade, natural, or chemical drain cleaner solution. You can either use a plunger or a plumber's snake, which are mechanical methods of breaking up, suctioning or pushing a clog through the pipe; you can use hot water to try to dissolve the components of the clog or you can use one of a number of natural, chemical or biological drain openers. Drain openers fall into one of four groups: Acids, Caustics, Enzymes and Microbes. The articles list below will help you find the best drain cleaner for your type of drain clog.
Drain Cleaners: Which is the best for your clog?
How to Clear Clogged Drains
Learn how to fix a clogged drain in your kitchen or shower using natural drain cleaners.

Why do drain clogs and blockages happen?
Learn about common causes for drain blockages in kitchen sinks and bathroom showers and how your might easily prevent them.

Acid Drain Cleaners
Learn how acid drain cleaners can sometimes make a kitchen sink grease blockage much worse by creating a much deeper plumbing clog.

Solvent Drain Cleaners
Learn about the dangers and precautions you must take if you choose to use an unnatural solvent based cleaner.

Acids, Alkali and Ph: Chemical Drain Cleaners
Did you know that the most readily available household drain cleaners can be harmful to children, plants, and animals (and even certain types of plumbing)?

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Natural Drain Cleaner for Clogged Drains

The first thing you need to know before working on a clogged drain is that the drain cleaners you see advertised on TV or on the supermarket shelves are made of dangerous chemicals that will eat through rubber gloves, skin, certain kinds of pipe, wood and anything else they touch. If their fumes are inhaled, they can cause damage to the lungs, nose and mouth. If they are eaten, they will kill, even in small amounts. Even when they are used "properly", they can ruin septic systems, pollute groundwater, and destroy pipes.

For a more healthy and safe alternative, try a natural drain cleaner, such as Drainbo, that is made from natually occuring bacteria that will fix a clogged drain, but won't hurt your drain pipes or the environment.

Continue reading the next drains and plumbing article on How to Clear Clogged Drains.

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