Todd’s Rusty Corner

Bacterial cultures and concentrated enzymes make up Enzymatic drain cleaners that interact with organic residue that accumulates on sewer pipes.  The enzymes will eat anything in your pipes that was once a living organism e.g. food, grease, hair etc. The enzyme will not eat anything that has never lived e.g. plastic. metal, jewelry, etc.

Benefits of enzymatic drain cleansers are relatively safe when used in an array of plumbing fittings, low environment impact, inexpensive and simplicity of use.

The downside on most enzymatic drain cleansers include longer cleaning occasions in comparison to many other drain cleansers.

Chemicals vs. Environment and Family Safety

I strongly recommend the use of enzymes for maintaining your drains.   There are a number of enzymatic biological drain cleaners on the market today such as –

These take advantage of the natural microbial and enzyme mixture to open and keep drains clear, the complete opposite of sodium hydroxide, they’re non-caustic and won’t facilitate combustion. There are several harsh chemical products advertized as safe, but that is not the case.

Maintenance Routine Using An Enzymatic Biological Drain Cleaner

Before going to work or before bedtime pour the enzyme into your drain, run warm water into your drain for approximately 10 seconds and let sit for several hours.

                    • Do this every day for the first week.

                      • Then once a week for the next four weeks.

                        • Then once a month.

FYI: Everything from our drains eventually ends up in our aquifers, rivers, streams, water supply, and oceans, being environmentally friendly keep us and our families healthier.

Do this on a regular maintenance basis and you should not need Conover Plumbing for a clogged drain, unless of course, you lost your ring, earrings, etc.

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