Most of us have to face it sooner or later - a clogged drain! We immediately grab THE drain cleaner we all see on TV, pour it down the drain and let it do its thing.
But what have we really done to our home environment and to our health? Many people are unaware that most drain cleaners contain lye, hydrochloric acid, or trichloroethane. Lye is caustic, burns skin and eyes and if ingested will damage the esophagus and stomach. Hydrochloric acid is corrosive, an eye and skin irritant, damages the kidneys, liver and digestive tract. Trichloroethane is an eye and skin irritant, a nervous system depressant, and damages the liver and kidneys.
What if one of our children was exposed to this product? I don't even want to think about the consequences! We know to keep these types of products from our children, but accidents do happen and children will be children. Knowing this, why even purchase a potential threat?
Want a safer, non-chemical alternative? Try pouring a box of baking soda down your drain followed by vinegar. Immediately you will get a bubbling action, allow this to work for several minutes and then flush the drain with hot water - repeat if necessary.
Now, no more worries about the family's health! Your home environment has become a safer, healthier place, and you will have a fresh smelling, unclogged drain.
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