What is your first instinct when your sink or bathtub has a clog? Perhaps it is to grab a plunger. If that doesn’t work though, you’re likely to try store-bought chemical drain cleaner. After all, it’s a quick and inexpensive way to remove a clog, right? While we agree that these cleaners work quickly and inexpensively, we do not recommend using them.
The reason for this is because the chemical makeup of these cleaners has an adverse effect on plumbing systems—which defeats the purpose! Keep reading to learn more about why we do not encourage the use of these cleaners, and why “quick and inexpensive” is not always the better choice.