Top 5 Drain Cleaners
|Name||Mechanism of Action||Rating|
|Drano Drain Cleaner Professional Strength||Acidic||5|
|Pure Lye Drain Opener||Basic||4.5|
|Green Gobbler DISSOLVE||Enzymatic||4.5|
|Safer Drain Opener by Xion Lab||Basic||4|
Then, is sulfuric acid harmful to breathe?
Sulfuric acid is a highly corrosive chemical that is potentially explosive in concentrated form. It can cause severe skin burns, can irritate the nose and throat and cause difficulties breathing if inhaled, can burn the eyes and possibly cause blindness, and can burn holes in the stomach if swallowed.
Is drain cleaner bad for your pipes?
When these drain cleaners are used enough in old pipes they can cause the pipes themselves to degrade. Used in plastic pipes, chemical drain cleaners cause damage by creating heat. This heat can warp or melt the pipe, leading to leaks. Chemical drain cleaners are bad for the environment as well as septic systems.
Can acid damage PVC pipes?
Acid solutions used on a regular basis will destroy iron pipes and is harmful to older porcelain fixtures. Muriatic acid may not hurt PVC or other drain lines, but it is much too aggressive for monthly maintenance and it is potentially dangerous to use if not careful.