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Old 08-27-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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What is the best drain cleaner you have used to unclog drains?



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Old 08-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #2
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I personally have never seen a chemical drain cleaner work. My choice is plunger, snake and plumber, in that order.



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Old 08-28-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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If I ever "had" to use a drain cleaner, it would be an enzyme type, such as Drain-care by Zep. Enzyme cleaners cling to and "eat" organic clogs. Caustic cleaners eat a small hole and proceed down the piping, leaving a starting spot for the next clog. I charged extra for doing work on drain systems that had caustic cleaners used in it. This was due to extra cleaning of my tools and the chance of getting chemical burns while working on them.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Thanks guys

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Old 02-17-2011, 01:07 AM   #5
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Drain Cleaners are harsh chemicals that destroy your plumbing system. A plumbing snake is the only way to go

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Old 04-23-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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best thing todo is power rod or jet rod then enzyme type drain maintenance. i dont know if there is any diff between them, we sell bio-clean to our customers.

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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I personally have never seen a chemical drain cleaner work. My choice is plunger, snake and plumber, in that order.
This is so true. When it comes to a pipe buildup use a snake or call a plumber.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #8
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drain chemicals are for fools

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #9
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Chemicals are never good.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:20 AM   #10
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If pipes are new and clean, is it beneficial, harmful, or just a waste to use an enzyme cleaner a couple of times a year to clean out soap scum and hair (in a shower)?



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