Drain Cleaning Safety

There are eco-friendly products on the market that clear clogged drains effectively and safely.

There are eco-friendly products on the market that clear clogged drains effectively and safely.

Your drain is clogged and you reach for one of the named-brand drain cleaners to get the job done. Did you know that often drain cleaners contain harmful, toxic chemicals that can present a real safety hazard if not used properly?

If you choose to use chemical drain cleaners:

  • Always read the directions thoroughly – every product is unique and some require different methods of use.
  • Do not combine multiple chemicals – combining multiple drain cleaners is hazardous and can cause serious injuries.
  • Know your pipes – while most commercial drain cleaners are safe for pipes, some drain cleaners can damage older pipes

Check out the video below for some drain cleaning safety tips from Robinson’s Plumbing:


There are safer ways to clean your drain. Robinson’s Plumbing can recommend effective, eco-friendly drain cleaning alternatives to harsh drain cleaners which are nontoxic and safe to use around children and pets.

Can’t unclog it? Call 804-794-0918 or contact us online and one of our plumbers will be happy to assist you or make a recommendation on a product that’s much safer for the environment, your family and your pipes!