You must’ve heard a lot of times before not to use chemical drain cleaners. It may seem normal and repetitious, but there’s a bigger reason why plumbers don’t recommend using a chemical drain cleaner for your plumbing system.
Every chemical drain cleaners that you can see in the market are harmful not only to your home plumbing system but to the environment as well. They can eat through your pipes, resulting in leaks, cracks, and even pipe corrosion that can cause great damage to your home. Moreover, it can cause a tremendous effect on your Family’s health as it can pose immediate hazards to asthma and respiratory inflammation. They also create unhealthy fumes that can irritate a person and can be very poisonous.
When most people hear about bio cleaners, they usually think that it’s just the same as these chemical products that eat away your pipes and will cause extensive damage to your home. But fortunately, Bio cleaners don’t do anything that can harm your pipes.
What are Bio Drain Cleaners?
Chemical drain cleaners and Bio Drain cleaners are completely different products. Bio drain cleaners are also called “bacterial drain cleaners.” These are a non-toxic blend of natural bacteria and powerful enzymes that eats away the hair, grease, food, soap scum, and other organic residues that have built up in your waste piping.
Bio drain cleaners do not attack living tissue or inorganic materials. It does not generate harmful fumes which makes it safer not only to the people in your home but to your plumbing system and the environment as well. As a matter of fact, the parts that have been a washout to your plumbing system after using bio cleaner can feed plant life.
Two Types of Bio Cleaners
There are two types of bio drain cleaners: Liquid Biological Cleaner and Dry Powder. These two are both highly effective and have the same working mechanism. The only difference between these two is their shelf life. Liquid biological cleaners have lower shelf life than dry powder, who is more economical since the bacteria in the solution might interact with each other while it is being stored. Moreover, the surfactant that is being used as a preservative, can reduce its effectiveness.
How Bio Drain Cleaners Work?
As soon as Bio Drain cleaners enter into your drain, the bacteria in the active ingredients break down waste particles into water, carbon dioxide, and mineral ash that had accumulated on your drains and pipes, cleaning it completely and then flushed out through your home’s waste system.
Since your drains and pipes in your plumbing system are not made of any organic materials, bio cleaners avoid these surfaces, unlike when you are using chemical cleaners.
Once bio drain cleaner tackles the clog in your drains and pipes, it works throughout the rest of your system, eliminating any possible problems before they occur.
How To Use Bio Drain Cleaners?
For best results, pour the recommended amount of bio drain cleaner directly down to your drain. It needs to be in place for six to eight hours — so letting it sit overnight would be perfect as this would give the bacteria time to work against the waste. Repeat the process as often as necessary to effectively remove the clog.
Bio drain cleaners is safe for your home drains, including:
- Kitchen sinks
- Floor drains
- Laundry drains
- Garbage disposals
- Sewer ejector sumps
Need A Professional Plumber?
Now that you know that chemical drain cleaners aren’t safe for your home, the best way to unclog your drain next time is by using non-chemical cleaners— Biological Drain Cleaner. To make sure that a stubborn clog in your drain is safely fixed, call in the experts at Caccia Plumbing and permanently eliminate slow drains and tough clogs in your San Mateo homes. To schedule a professional drain clearing service, call us today at (650) 342-5363.