Clogged drains are a common household problem that every homeowner should know how to remedy. Fortunately, there are many chemical- and enzyme-based cleaners available that make clearing a clogged drain a hassle-free task. Select the type of drain cleaner below that best fits your needs. Each cleaner works in a different way and has its own specific advantages for clearing drain clogs.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Liquid chemical drain cleaner
- Foaming chemical drain cleaner
- Enzyme drain cleaner
Pour a liquid chemical drain cleaner into a completely clogged drain. The thick consistency of liquid chemical drain cleaner has the ability to sink through standing water. Once the liquid chemical drain cleaner reaches the clog in the drain, it will dissolve it. After the clog has been dissolved, the drain will once again function properly.
Pour a foaming chemical drain cleaner into a partially clogged drain or a drain that is not completely cleared by a liquid chemical drain cleaner. The expanding properties of a foaming chemical drain cleaner will effectively expand to coat the entire inside of your clogged drain and dissolve any blockages.
Pour an enzyme drain cleaner into a clogged drain if you do not wish to use a chemical-based cleaner. Enzyme drain cleaners are safe for use in septic systems, whereas chemical drain cleaners are not. The enzyme cleaner will form enzyme colonies that dissolve drain clogs being formed by organic matter. These colonies will also continue to grow and help dissolve clogs in the future.
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