Drain cleaner through garbage disposals

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Old 11-19-17, 05:54 AM
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Drain cleaner through garbage disposals

What drain cleaner can be used through a garbage disposal?
 
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Old 11-26-17, 10:41 AM
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Any enzyme type drain cleaner can be used through a disposer. I would never put a drain cleaner that is corrosive such as Drano or any acid based drain opener through a disposer.
 
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Old 11-26-17, 02:26 PM
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Can you give me a couple of brands?
 
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Old 11-28-17, 09:21 AM
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Can you give me a couple of brands?

The one I have used for years for preventive maintenance is "Drain Care" by Zep. I have used the powdered version once a month for years, but believe they are discontinuing it for the liquid version which is still available. Before I started using this the old cast iron pipe under my basement floor would have to be snaked every 90 to 120 days. It hasn't needed to be snaked for the last 20 years since I started using this product once a month.


https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-64-o...C648/202056509


The absolute best enzyme drain cleaner I have ever used is "Plumb Clean", but it is extremely hard to find any more. You probably would have to order it online.


Plumb Clean Drain Cleaner - One 1 lb Jar | SprayStarch.com
 
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Old 11-28-17, 01:32 PM
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Another vote for the ZEP product. Have used it myself and heard numerous good things from people who bought or lived in 90-100 y/o homes back in VA. Heavy use for a few weeks then regular maintenance and their original drain lines cleared up and worked great.
 
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Old 11-30-17, 08:52 AM
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The only reason I switched from Plumb Clean to the Zep product was because the Zep product was cheaper. Back 20 plus years ago Zep didn't own it. I always mixed the powdered Plumb Clean and Drain Care products in a 1 gallon milk jug with warm water and have had excellent results preventing and removing buildup in old cast iron drains. Since Zep has done away with the powdered product, not sure if I'll try their liquid product or just try to order the Plumb Clean. My experience is that the Plumb Clean was the best. I remember one precaution on the label that stated when using for the first time you may experience so much buildup coming loose that it could collapse and cause a clog. They were right. After the first use I had to snake the 4" cast iron drain under the basement floor to open it. No problems since.
 
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