From Pests to Pipes: Why Using the Wrong Chemicals Can Cost You

Posted on May 15, 2023

Picture this: it’s early in the morning, and you walk into your kitchen, still half-asleep, only to be greeted by pests crawling all over your sink and countertops. It’s enough to jolt you awake faster than a cup of coffee! You’ll probably want to take immediate action to get rid of them, but be careful not to unintentionally put your plumbing system at risk. Using pesticides and chemicals to control pests can potentially harm your pipes.

What can go wrong?

  • Damage septic systems and drainage fields. These systems rely on a delicate balance of microorganisms to function properly, and introducing harsh chemicals can disrupt that balance, leading to clogs, backups, and even septic system failure.

What should you do instead?

  • Use EPA-approved products. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates pesticides and chemicals used for pest control. Look for products approved by the EPA and follow the instructions carefully to ensure that you’re using the product safely and effectively.
  • Use alternative pest control methods. There are plenty of effective ways to control pests without using harsh chemicals. Traps and natural solutions like essential oils and vinegar can be just as effective as chemical pesticides.
  • Hire a professional pest control service. The best way to ensure the proper and safe application of chemicals is by hiring a professional pest control service. They’ll have the knowledge and experience to apply chemicals safely and effectively.
  • Schedule regular plumbing maintenance. Regular maintenance is always the best way to ensure your pipes and fixtures are in good condition.

If you’re dealing with slow drains or leaks, give us a call. It could mean chemicals have damaged your pipes. Let Raider Rooter assess the damage and recommend the best course of action.

We’ve been helping South Florida maintain and manage its plumbing and sewers since 1978. So, let us put our expertise to work for you. And if you’re after tips and tricks for frequent plumbing problems, consult our blog for thorough and helpful information.

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