enzyme cleaner ?

Old 11-10-12, 02:05 PM
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enzyme cleaner ?

I was just looking at another thread that mentioned enzyme cleaner in relation to unclogging a drain pipe. In the post "Furd" mentioned using an enzyme cleaner to remove grease, but would it remove hair? As far as I know, hair is a protein and there was mention of the enzymes digesting protein. I did a google search and could not find an answer.
Old 11-10-12, 02:24 PM
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Enzyme cleaners are really more for maintenance of drains..in my experience. They work great for slow drains but require several weeks of use to be completely effective. I'm not sure if any say they eat hair...most are just for grease/soap/gunk buildup on the pipes. What I have here (ZEP Drain Care) says you need partial flow to be effective and you should clear hair and clogs before hand.
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Enzymes eat organic material. Since hair IS an organic material the enzymes will eat it. However, as Gunguy states, enzymes are slow and need at least a minimal flow through the piping to allow the enzymes to reach all parts of the pipe.

Bio-Clean is often recommended by professional plumbers. It seems to be rather expensive.

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