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Are Bio Drain Cleaners Safe For Pipes?

At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we help local homeowners and businesses improve the safety and function of their plumbing systems. We offer a variety of services for our clients including drain cleaning and professional plumbing repair service. Most property owners are aware of the risks of using chemical drain cleaners, due to their harsh ingredients and the problems they can create with plumbing systems. However, many people associate the same issues with biological cleaners, even though they are very different. While harsh chemicals do put your pipes and fixtures at risk of damage, biological cleaning products can provide a lot of benefits. If you’ve had questions about the usefulness of bio drain cleaners and whether they are safe to use in your pipes, read below for information that can help you make the right choice.

What Are Bio Drain Cleaners?

Bio drain cleaners contain different types of beneficial bacteria that can break down organic matter such as food, grease, and hair that are clogging your drains. The bacteria are often contained in a powder form, which is mixed with water before use. These types of cleaners are different from traditional chemical-based products because they do not utilize harmful ingredients to break down the clogs in your plumbing system. Instead, they rely on the bacteria to digest the buildup that can cause problems for your plumbing system.

How to Find Bio Drain Cleaners

The popularity of these products has risen dramatically over the past several years as more owners are becoming aware of the benefits. For this reason, many big box retail companies and hardware stores are carrying various products that fit into this category. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these items may not be as effective as the ones used by a professional. Those found on the shelves of your local shop will have a much lower concentration of bacteria. In most cases, multiple treatments will be necessary to achieve a similar result. Plumbers have the best drain cleaners on the market and will be trained and experienced in providing quality results with single treatments.

How to Use Bio Drain Cleaners Effectively

If you do choose to use a bio cleaner off the shelf, it’s important to take the proper steps. First, you’ll want to make sure that your sink or bathtub is completely free of standing water and is dry. Avoid turning on the water before using the product. Next, you’ll want to follow the manufacturer's instructions precisely. You will likely need to repeat these steps over the next few days to fully remove the clog since these products are less effective than those used by plumbers in Mountain View. If the problem persists, then reach out to a professional for a clog removal service.

Do You Need a Plumber for Your Drain Cleaning or Plumbing Repair Service?

If you’re looking for a way to clean your drains without using harsh chemicals and causing damage to your pipes, bio drain cleaners are a great solution. Make sure that your pipes are free of buildup by calling Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air. We provide professional drain cleaning, hydro-jetting services, and clog removals. Contact our office for more information about our services or to schedule an upcoming appointment.

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