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Bleach has corroded plughole

(4 Posts)
CurryLover1 Sun 12-Aug-18 01:45:41

Hi, I'm sure I appear irrational, but I could do with some advice. Last night I was cleaning my bathroom. I poured neat bleach down the plug hole of my sink. I intended to only leave it 5 mins before flushing with water, but went downstairs, got busy doing other things and forgot all about it. Several hours later, I discovered that the plug hole was corroded due to the bleach. I rinsed it with water, straight away. I'm worried now in case the bleach has done any damage to the pipe in the sink. I'm in a rented property. Does anyone know anything about this, who could advise? Thank you.

wowfudge Sun 12-Aug-18 14:28:04

The pipework is likely to be plastic and it's unlikely to have been damaged. We only ever use bleach in the loo, and then only sparingly - it really isn't necessary to put it down plugholes.

bluerunningshoes Sun 12-Aug-18 14:33:43

bleach is an disinfectant - not a cleaning product.

it has a place in the household to disinfect certain things in case of illness or soiled items, but for normal cleaning soapy water is best.

I don't think bleach damages pipes, so I wouldn't worry.

CurryLover1 Sun 12-Aug-18 21:27:59

Thank you both for your replies. I won't be putting bleach down plugholes again!

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