Conventional drain cleaners tend to be corrosive and therefore do more harm than good. Even common homemade solutions are ineffective. For years, people have been cleaning drains the wrong way, but at KC’s 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing, our Endure drain maintainer is sure to change that. It approaches plumbing and drain cleaning from a microbiological approach, in which bacteria and enzymes do the work rather than harmful chemicals. To understand how it stacks up against conventional cleaners and compounds, here’s a look at some common problems.
Why Conventional Drain Cleaners Don’t Work
Many common brand-name drain cleaners don’t really remove organic buildup or corrosion. They often use sodium hydroxide (lye, caustic soda), a man-made chemical that is highly corrosive and can burn skin, cause respiratory irritation and, if ingested, induce vomiting or cause chest or abdominal pain. In the environment, it breaks down into harmless substances, so it’s not considered a pollutant. But it does have health effects and can accelerate corrosion in pipes.
The Problem with Baking Soda and Vinegar
There’s a common myth that baking soda and vinegar will break down fat, oil, and grease in drains. This is simply not true. Baking soda, a base, and vinegar, an acid, will not. The mixture will only trigger a chemical reaction that produces water with some salt and carbon dioxide (CO2). There’s nothing to break down or carry oil/grease away, and the pressure produced by CO2 gas in a closed container won’t do the same in a plumbing system.
Endure Gets the Job Done
Our natural drain maintainer uses bacteria and enzymes that attack the waste directly by digesting and degrading it. Bleach and chlorinated dishwashing agents prevent most drain cleaning products from working, but not Endure. It withstands high alkalinity cleaning products and works in temperatures that intermittently reach up to 180°F. Even solid waste can be broken down by the bacteria, so grease traps and drain lines require less frequent pumping.
Not only does our natural drain maintainer yields free-flowing drain lines. It also eliminates odors and drain flies and is a non-toxic, non-polluting, and non-acidic drain maintainer solution. Natural bacteria alone feed on organic waste in grease, soap, food particles, and other materials. Endure is a self-sufficient solution; the dormant bacteria awaken in the presence of these waste products and multiply into colonies that help keep your drains clog-free.
Contact Our Coachella Valley Plumber for an Endure Treatment
Drain clogs only get worse if left alone. Commercial drain cleaners will only corrode pipes and cause serious plumbing damage. Our technicians understand clogs are inevitable but offer the best drain maintainer available—Endure. This environmentally friendly drain maintainer will naturally clear sink, shower, and tub drains without the risks associated with using conventional cleaning products. Whether you need drain cleaning or other plumbing services, you can reach us 24/7 at 760-327-8718, so call KC’s 23 1/2 Hour Plumbing today!
From water purification, to water heater installation, and everything in between.See All Services