My mom uses Drano quite a lot, and I heard that it could be bad for the pipes. Is it actually? How so? I want to know so I can explain it to my mom and maybe get her to stop using it.
Is Drano Bad For Pipes?
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Depends on your pipes and system.
If you have a plastic (ABS or PVC) system, then it’s generally fine.
But, if you have a septic system and have old waste pipes or old metal pipes, then it’s better not to use them at all.
Drano and other acid-based drain opening products can damage some materials and burn holes in them causing more trouble for your pipes and your plumbers. Aside from more work, they’ll be exposed to a hazardous chemical – so always warn your plumbers if you’ve used any chemicals, so they can be prepared.