Despite its many advantages, one of the unfortunate aspects of indoor plumbing is that drain clogs and blockages are going to happen from time to time. When things like food particles, hair, cooking grease and other items build up in your drains; the result is a drain clog that needs attention.
Not only are slow moving drains an inconvenience, but also they can increase the likelihood of bacteria being present in your home, and severe blockages can cause pipes to burst. If you have ever experienced a burst pipe, you know just how messy and expensive they can be.
Prevention is always the best remedy for clogged drains. But if that opportunity has come and gone and you need to clear out whatever sludge happens to be blocking the flow, choosing an environmentally friendly solution is key.
The Problem with Typical Drain Cleaners
Many homeowners will just make a trip to their local hardware store and grab a brand name drain opener to take care of the problem. And while this is convenient and requires the least amount of thought, there is an environmental impact and it could even make the problem worse.
The harsh chemicals in many brand name drain cleaners can affect the integrity of your pipes, increasing the likelihood of a burst pipe down the road. These same chemicals also emit hazardous fumes into your home, and in the end, the bottle, along with the leftover chemical residue, will find a home in a landfill.
Some Inexpensive DIY Solutions
If you prefer the DIY method of drain cleaning to calling in a professional plumber, you aren’t alone. However, it is important to find a solution that actually works and doesn’t hurt the environment. Attempting a DIY clogged drain fix that is ineffective and ends with you calling a plumber anyway defeats the whole purpose.
Here are a few tips that may help you get that drain running smoothly again:
Using a Plunger – This method often works like a charm for minor drain clogs. Make sure all other openings are sealed with wet rags, and make sure the plunger forms a tight seal, then plunge with enthusiasm 6-10 times, or until the clog releases.
Baking Soda & Vinegar – This home remedy for clogged drains utilizes environmentally friendly ingredients and is often effective. Just pour about a ½ cup of baking soda into the affected drain, followed by ½ cup of vinegar. Once the chemical reaction begins breaking down the clog, follow it with hot water.
A Standard Issue Coat Hanger – If you don’t already own a plumber’s snake, you can repurpose a wire coat hanger and feed it into the drain to try for the same result. Move it up and down to try and pull the blockage out, or push it into the pipes to be washed away.
A New Product with All the Answers
If you are like most homeowners, you love the convenience of traditional drain cleaners and you love the cost and low environmental impact of the above mentioned DIY solutions. Luckily, Xion Lab has created a product that combines the best of both worlds; a product you can just pour into the drain for fast results, that is inexpensive and is eco-friendly.
The product is called Xion Lab Safe Drain Opener, and it is designed to clear away almost any stubborn clog, in any drain of your home or business. It has a high PH of 13, but won’t irritate skin or produce any noxious fumes, and is completely biodegradable.
If you’ve been searching for a drain cleaning solution that is easy to use, highly effective and environmentally friendly, check out Xion Lab Safe Drain Opener today!
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