Why physical drain cleaning beats the chemicals


Firstly, we’ve found that physically get rid of the clog is so much better drain cleaning than chemicals. Because chemicals usually don’t work. Plus, you’ve got to keep them around your house.

My friend, Jason Carroll, with Keller Williams Commercial, sends me a lovely monthly newsletter. I felt this month the topics were spot on to what we talk about a lot here at Garvin’s and decided to share them with you. Enjoy!

Do not dump household liquids down storm drains or sewers or throw hazardous material into trash bins for collection. Many state and local governments ban the disposal of hazardous materials into standard household trash. Contact your local waste agency or visit earth911.com to enter your zip code and learn about the specific disposal options and recycling locations near you.

American households produce over 4 million pounds of household hazardous waste every day. Source: University of Utah

What’s Hazardous in Your Household?

All Purpose Cleaners & Disinfectants

Drain Openers

Furniture Polish

Oven Cleaners

Paints, Varnishes, Solvents & Thinners


Fertilizers & Pesticides

Pool Chemicals

Nail Polish Removers w/ Acetone

Aerosol cans

Medical Waste & Drugs

Flammable Fuels

Cooking Oil



Tires &Antifreeze

Products with Mercury

Do you have any more tips on recycling? What has been your experience with recycling hazardous materials? Did anything on this list surprise you?


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