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Your sewer pipes are a crucial part of removing waste from your home. Sewer pipes carry waste to your main sewer line, which connects to your city or town’s sewer system. Some household products can damage your sewer pipes or cause clogs to form, leading to costly repairs. Other products are considered safe to use when you’re doing general cleaning in your home. The list of sewer safe products below can be used without putting your pipes at risk of clogs or other damage.

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common household product that you already have in your kitchen pantry. It won’t damage your pipes when you rinse it down the drain, but it’s just as effective as harsh cleaning products you might find at the store.  You can combine baking soda with other sewer safe products to clear minor drain clogs or clean sinks and other surfaces in your home. Baking soda is also very effective at getting out stains on clothes and it’s safe to run through your washing machine. 

  1. Vinegar

Vinegar is another safe cleaning product to use in your home. This product can break down grime, mineral deposits, and other debris due to its acidic nature, but it won’t harm your pipes. Vinegar can also be used for disinfecting tubs, sinks, and other surfaces. Combine baking soda with vinegar to make a simple yet effective cleaning product.

  1. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is another natural product you likely already have in your kitchen. Much like vinegar, lemon juice has an acidic nature that breaks down debris. If you prefer the scent of lemon over vinegar, consider mixing lemon juice with baking soda to clean your bathrooms, kitchen, and other areas of your home. Plus, you can safely rinse the lemon juice down your drains when you’re done. 

  1. Borax

Borax, or sodium tetraborate, is considered a safe alternative to chemical drain cleaners and other cleaning ingredients that could damage your pipes. This product can break debris down and disinfect surfaces. It’s also commonly used as a booster for laundry detergent. You can combine Borax with other safe products, such as salt and vinegar, to clean areas throughout your home.

As a general rule when buying cleaning products, look for ones that are eco-friendly. These products tend to not contain harmful chemicals that can damage your sewer pipes. Reading labels on cleaning products, such as drain cleaners, can help ensure that you find products that are safe to use for your pipes and city sewer. 

If you need more information on sewer safe products or if you need pipe repairs, call us at 800-595-7907 or contact us to learn more about our services.

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