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Beautification Products That Will Harm Your Drains

Beautification Products That Will Harm Your Drains

The last thing anyone wants to deal with while going about their day is an unexpected clogged drain. Ignored for too long, a clogged drain can cause permanent damage to your piping. That’s why it is imperative you know which products cause clogs!

Hair is the main culprit for clogged drains; however, beauty products can also play a major role in causing slow drainage, pooling water, and severe blockages. If you are experiencing consecutive clogs, it’s time to make a change! Here are the beauty products to keep away from your drains:

Beauty Products That Clog Drains

It’s easy to rinse excess beauty products down your sink when you're cleaning products off of your hands or washing your face, but they can harm your pipes in the long run. Here are some commonly used beauty products that you should keep away from your drains:

  • Body Lotions

  • Facial Moisturizers

  • Makeup

  • Face Masks

  • Shaving Creams

  • Serums or Oils

  • Bath Bombs

  • Hair products

  • Contact Lenses

Tip: If you’re questioning whether or not something can go down your drain—when in doubt, don’t wash it down.

Preventative Measures

Now that you know which beauty products damage your drains, it’s good to know what other measures you can take to ensure your pipes don’t experience blockages in the future.

Makeup Removers

Invest in makeup wipes or reusable facial pads to clean off makeup. These will prevent you from washing make-up and acidic removers down your drains.

Drain Catchers

Catch anything that tries to make its way down your sink with a drain stopper. You can find these at your local hardware store or online!

Properly Dispose of Beauty Products

If you have bottles of old products that you wish to dispose of, do not rinse these contents down your sink. Instead, pour these products into your trash!

Hopefully, you’ve learned more about how these products can impact the integrity of your plumbing. If your drains are due for a cleaning, feel free to contact our Lancaster drain cleaning technicians today at (717) 207-9952!

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