Whenever we notice a clog in our drains, we all want the problem to go away quickly and easily. However, more and more of us are questioning the safety of products like Drano and the dangerous chemicals used to make them. Chemical cleaning products may be convenient and readily available, but they have detrimental effects on your health, your plumbing drain pipes, and our environment.
Your home’s plumbing is a complex system that carries water into the house, removes wastewater and permits venting. Most people are only familiar with the visible parts of the system, but, below eye level, a critical system of drain piping exists that ensures the health and safety of the families that use it. Here’s a closer look at your plumbing drain piping and how to keep the system functioning properly.