Drains have a tendency to clog at the most inopportune times, like when you’re cooking a holiday feast for a house full of guests or when enjoying a relaxing shower, you find yourself standing in ankle-length water.
But before you reach for the Drano, you should reconsider.
Drano and other drain opening products are caustic and dangerous to use. These conventional drain cleaners contain the man-made chemical sodium hydroxide, which can damage the piping and finish on sinks and fixtures.
These cleaners also release poisonous gases that are harmful to breathe. Sodium hydroxide can burn skin and aggravate the nose, throat and respiratory airways as well. If you do continue to use these products, keep them out of the reach of children.
But if you want a safer, chemical-free alternative, try BioChoiceES, a drain maintenance treatment approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is a bacteria product that is environmentally friendly, safe on plumbing and easy to use.
Live vegetative bacteria are injected into the drain line and immediately begin consuming oil, grease and other organic matter. The Mr. Rooter Plumbing BioChoiceES Auto Injection System automatically meters the correct amount of BioChoiceES, keeping main drain lines flowing.
BioChoiceES is the most effective microbial drain treatment available, and it is completely natural with no soaps or harsh chemicals. It also reduces backups, foul drain odors and improves wastewater compliance.
Of course, a better alternative to using BioChoiceES is not needing a drain cleaner at all. Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your drains clog-free. To keep hair, lint and other clogging elements from ever entering the pipeline, install small screens on top of your drains.
This article was provided by Mr. Rooter. Visit them online at www.mrrooter.com .
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