What type of chemicals should not be poured down a drain?
All of them?
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I don't know the answer but I was looking for that answer this morning and, while unsuccessful, I'm going to do it anyway. I did find you can pour sour milk on plants (roses) …and old soda and beer is good for the lawn too so it's probably better than going down the drain. It will still be determine whether it will attact any extra varmit though on rowdy Saturday nites!
There are some chemicals that you can dump into a sink, but you should know what you're dealing with before you do. For example, if you mix vinegar and baking soda in science …class, observe the reaction, then dump the products into the sink, that's fine, because the products are simply water, carbon dioxide gas (which escapes into the air), and sodium acetate, a harmless, water-soluble salt. But certain substances like barium, cadmium, mercury, and silver, cannot be dumped into the drain because they're harmful to the environment. Strong acids and bases should also not be drained unless you neutralize them first.
it can eventually leach into the soil and also can drain into area waters that are used for human and or animal consumption. It causes the death of fish and fowl also. if i…t is a caustic or corrosive chemical it can also eat holes in your drain pipes and then you have a plumbing nightmare!
Rock salt helps to kill tree roots that may be growing in your sewer line.You should try flushing 2 cups a week down your toilet.
You can improvise a drain cleaner by pouring baking soda down the drain (bail the sink or tub out first), then following with vinegar. Let it foam for a few minutes, then flus…h with hot water. Serious clogs may need Liquid Plum'r or Drano. (These are caustic, and can burn skin, so be careful. If you use them and still need a plumber, let the plumber know you used them; nobody likes a surprise like that.)
Well i know that it can effect the environment. But anything you dump down a drain can effect the environment
Because it will pollute our water system.
Nothing acid or caustic, for sure.
You can but you shouldn't. Liquid grease will eventually solidify. When it solidifies in your pipes, this results in a clog. Put the grease in a container (like an empty tin… can) and put it in the freezer. When it solidifies, you can put it in the trash.
Hazardous materials that are poured down the drain can: . damage the sewers . damage the waste water treatment facilities . contaminate drinking water supplies . impair th…e health and safety of sewer workers
Right click the water then select use then click the drain.
DO NOT DO THIS you may be overcome by a chemical reaction with toxic fumes.
Neither. Why would you pour grease anywhere except onto absorbent material / cat litter, so that it can be safely disposed of in the garbage bin?? Get an empty can (or 2 o…r 3) put some litter / newspaper / paper towel / tissues (all preferably USED) in, then carefully pour in the grease. Try to get the amount of grease proportional to the absorbency of the material, so that you end up with a fairly stiff canful. As extra insurance against getting any on the inside of your garbage bin, put it into a plastic bag, and tie off the top. There are two thoughts regarding grease in the drainage system 1- Old school is to use hot water BUT as the waste cools off down stream the grease deposits will adhere to the internal piping causing a severe reduction in flow 2- New school says use cold water when Jetting the grease will break off in chunks and flow harmlessly down stream as FOG floats 3- Personally I like using cold water to remove grease deposits then use 140 Deg. F to scour the piping to restore full flow as originally designed BUT this takes longer and cost a lot more
Heavy metals are metallic chemical elements that are relatively dense and is poisonous or toxic at low concentrations. Mercury, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, and thallium are ex…amples of heavy metals. We should avoid pouring heavy metals down the drain because they contain poisonous and toxic reactants. These heavy metals could lead to sickness or diseases if someone were to ingest it. Some heavy metals like mercury can clog your plumbing and pollute your septic or sewer system. There are ways to safely dispose heavy metals instead of pouring them down the drain. Not following these safety precautions could cause serious problems for other people including yourself.
Bcoz waste water contains toxic metabolites,as the water comes from the industries etc.it contains harmful substances,if waste water is not poured down the drain it will effec…t the our surrounding and causes many diseases.it also contains harmful bacteria
They could contaminate the near by water courses - ditches, streamsand rivers. The grids at the side of a house are only meant to takethe rain water coming off the roof. The t…oilet, bath and sink inthe house are usually on a separate sewerage system, which carrieshuman waste and detergents to sewerage farms for processing. Paintsusually contain inflammable solvents, that could cause an explosionin the sewer pipes. Modern medicines should be returned (wheneverpossible) to the chemist you got them from for proper (safe)disposal.
It might have corrosive or toxic materials on it that wouldcontaminate whatever you put it on.