Drano in the dishwasher. Head in my hands.
January 30, 2011 11:55 AM Subscribe
My husband poured Drano into our dishwasher drain. Are we gonna die?
posted by thinkingwoman to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
We've had a foul, moldy odor coming from our dishwasher for a while, and after finding nothing in the drain pipe or trap, my husband decided to just pour Drano into the dishwasher drain, let it sit for half an hour, and then run it (empty).
I first realized something was wrong when Drano foam started pouring out of the running dishwasher and asked him what he'd done. (At this point, I thought yes, we should have just called a plumber!).
Now my husband is rinsing/shopvac-ing the drain clear.
What damage should we look for in the days to come? Should we just call a plumber right now? How else can we minimize the caustic effects?