And you are keeping track of what goes down those pipes? Laundry detergent? Shampoo? Hair conditioner? Alkaline bath soap and dish soap? Household cleansers like Comet and grease cutters? Soap scum cleansers? All of those things will not only affect your soil, most being extremely alkaline, but have the potential for some chemicals to dissolve in water and be taken up in the plants. Do you want to be eating some of these things?
And cleaning out roots in pipes after your shower and toilets and tubs have backed up is a rotten way to spend time. My husband is very arthritic and got to the point where he can't even get down on his knees and try to shove and lift the snake into position. It's got to be the worst part of taking care of a house
Last edited by sweetpea; 27-05-2012 at 03:48 AM.
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Coastal California, USA, Mediterranean climate - no summer rain, a little frost mid-winter