Many drain cleaning products contain sodium hydroxide (lye and caustic soda). It’s highly corrosive and can burn eyes, skin and lungs. Long-term exposure may lead to ulceration of the nasal passages and chronic skin irritation.
Prevention is the key to keeping your drains clear:
1. Use a drain basket or screen to keep hair and food scraps out.
2. Never pour grease down the drain. It can turn solid and clog pipes and sewer lines.
A plunger or plumber’s snake is a simple mechanical solution, or try this simple home remedy with food-grade ingredients.