The Benefits of a Natural Drain Unblocker
What we wash down our drains doesn’t just disappear, it travels from our homes into the environment, causing issues for our health, our homes and our environment along the way. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons our pipes get clogged and the reasons to pick a natural drain unblocker to clear them.
How pipes get clogged
One of the most common reasons our drains get clogged is food waste. Washing away small pieces of food that don’t make it into the trash or garbage disposal can lead to build ups that get trapped and start to decompose after a few days. This creates nasty smells which linger in our homes for longer than you might think.
Fats, oils and greases can also cause a nightmare for our pipes. Since they can’t go in the garbage disposal, lots of people end up pouring them down plug holes, where they cool, solidify and cause blockages. To be safe, put them in the trash instead.
And it’s not just food to be careful of, as hair can cause just as many problems in the bathroom. Whether it’s short or long, hair can stick together when mixed with soaps and other bathroom products, leading to nasty blockages that can be hard to get rid of.
Chemical drain unblockers
When pipes get blocked, many people think the best way to get rid of them is to find the strongest chemicals to flush them out. But chemical products can be dangerous, as their fumes stick around in our homes, and breathing these in can cause damage to the nose, eyes and throat.
Chemical ingredients also cause problems for the environment, as water treatment plants can’t get rid of them, meaning they can end up in streams, rivers, groundwater and the ocean. This pollution is harmful to marine life, and creatures like fish absorb the toxins, meaning that they eventually end up in the food chain.
Lastly, chemical products are often caustic and they erode pipes over time. When they weaken like this, fractures can appear and they may collapse, making for expensive repair jobs.
Plant-based drain products
So, what’s the answer? The good news is there’s no need to use harmful chemical cleaning formulas. At Yonder, we have powerful and effective drain cleaning and maintenance products that will clear up blockages without harming us, our homes or our environment.
To keep pipes clear, try our Drain Cleaning Sticks. They’re formed of powerful natural bacteria and enzymes that break down almost any organic matter. Place one of the citrus-scented sticks into the plug hole every month and the enzymes will break down the grease, fat, food or soap scum that build up in pipes each day.
This enzyme-based treatment features specially developed ingredients that slowly eat through trapped hair and other organic build ups in bathroom sinks, baths and showers. The non-toxic, non-corrosive Hair Unblocker will clear almost anything without damaging plumbing, and it’s safe for septic tanks and marine life, too.
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