Better drain cleaning than Drain-O

dreamstime_9750246I was listening to the radio the other day and the LMFAO song, “Party Rock Anthem” came on. Of course, I turned it up, because it lends itself to that. I was bouncing around in the rush hour traffic when all of a sudden, one line of the song rang out among the others. I felt an immediate need to jump on my computer and write a blog about the following statement: “Like Drain-o™ I got that devilish flow”.

Ok, that’s quite a stretch, but I’m PlumbingGirl and I can write about what I want.

In my opinion, there is nothing more devilish than chemical chemicals when it comes to drain cleaning. Webster’s defines “devilish” the following way: dev·il·ish, adjective, 1. of, like, or befitting a devil; diabolical; fiendish. 2. extreme; very great: a devilish mess.

Is there any other way to describe a product with the following warning label caution? (Bold is my emphasis)

Warnings: Poison: Keep out of reach of children. Poison: May be fatal or cause permanent damage if swallowed. Causes severe burns to eyes and skin. May cause blindness. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, mouth and clothing. Always keep out of reach of children. Immediately give first aid. Eyes: Rinse immediately with water. Remove contact lenses, then flush eyes with water for at least 20 minutes. Swallowed: Rapidly rinse mouth, then immediately drink a glassful of milk or water. Do not induce vomiting. Skin: Remove affected clothing. Flush with water for 15 minutes. Then immediately call poison center, physician or emergency room. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS Inhalation: None known. Eye Contact: Corrosive. May cause permanent eye damage. Skin Contact: Corrosive. May cause chemical burns. Ingestion: May be fatal if swallowed. May cause severe damage to the digestive tract. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known.  Source:


Sorry for grossly misusing such a classic song out of context. However, I felt to make my point, it was important. Do you see what they say 3 times above? (hint: they don’t want it around children).

Garvin’s Sewer Service strongly discourages homeowners from using and/or storing chemical drain cleaning products. There are much better ways to go about drain cleaning

Garvin’s offers some less caustic products to prevent problems. And of course, we offer the absolutely Earth friendly drain-cleaning service known as “snaking” or “rooting”.

Thanks for listening,


PS. Toilet running? Just give the handle a WiggleWiggleWiggle- Yeah! 😉

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