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Organic Drain Cleaners

Drain clogs can be prevented when a bacteria solution, like BioOne, is introduced to your drains and sewer lines. This is a natural way to fight clogs and break down drain and sewer buildup. 

While some home expenses are easy to anticipate, others sneak up on you. Sewer issues can become major expenses before you know there is a problem. 

Establishing a balance of bacteria to consume organic build-up in your sewer lines is one of the best ways to maintain your plumbing. A bacterial cleaner will begin to consume waste residue that often forms clogs in drains and sewer lines. 

BioOne introduces bacteria in your sewer pipes that will naturally break down organic matter. It is the gift that keeps on giving, as the microbes establish themselves in the drain.

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Can I clear a clog without a plumber?

The answer to that question depends on a few factors, such as where the clog is, what caused the clog, and how big the clog is.

There are many ways to prevent and treat clogs. Number one is using BioOne, an organic drain cleaner that uses microbes to break down organic matter in the drains, main sewer line, and or septic tank (if you have one).

BioOne is like probiotics for your drain. It will establish microbes in your drain that will digest harmful fat, grease, and oil buildup.

How do you unclog a drain naturally?

Antibacterial products and harsh chemicals can kill the bacteria required for healthy a plumbing system. Adding a green, bio-safe product will ensure your plumbing system cleans organic matter, by introducing microbes that break down fast grease and oils over time. (Septic tanks, grease pits, leach fields, and drains should include BioOne.)

What is clogging my drain?

Clogged drains are most often a result of draining and flushing the wrong things, root intrusions, or damaged/aging sewer pipes.

If there is a major issue with your sewer line, it will need attention and repair.

Smaller clogs are most often caused because of Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) and putting the wrong things down the drain.

Read more to understand how to better maintain your plumbing and sewer system.

What shouldn’t I flush or drain?

Refraining from flushing personal hygiene products, fat, grease, and oil (known in the plumbing world as FOG), hair and food bits, cat litter, and flushable wipes will prevent clogs in your drains.

When food bits, hair, or personal hygiene items are sent down the drain they can cause a clog. They form the structure of the clog. More problematic is FOG as it catches on the other items it gives the FOG a structure and holds the clog together.

The oil, fat, and grease are deceiving because when they are warm they are in a liquid state. As they cool in the drains they solidify, collect, and create clogs.

BioOne breaks down the FOG over time, allowing the pipes to be free (of clogs) and flowing (with wastewater)!

Fatbergs (yes that is a real word) are formed when FOG and waste come together in municipal sewer systems to create giant clogs. On record, the largest one was removed in Liverpool, England, weighing 400 metric tonnes and measuring 250 meters long.

Fatbergs have become more common with the common use of “flushable wipes” which most often have a plastic component that will not break down. Fat, oil, and grease adhere to the wipes and other materials that give clogs structure. Over time, the clog grows and more clogs collect causing a giant fatberg to congeal in the city sewer system.

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How long will it take bacteria to break down the clog?

Like most green solutions, it takes time.

Depending on the size of the clog and the contents of the clog will vary on how it will break down. Link for graphic BioOne dissolves clogs made from fat oils and grease the best.

After 2 to 3 weeks of using BioOne, you will notice a significant change in the organic buildup. After 8 weeks, with regular use, the balance will establish in your drains keeping them clean and clear of FOG buildup.

If there is a problem with your main sewer line, it could cause a clog or disrupt the flow of wastewater from your home to the city sewer lines. In that situation, BioOne is helpful, but will not fix the problem.

If you have a problem with your main sewer line, be sure to repair or, do the required maintenance needed.

Will BioOne break down hair clogs?

The microbes in BioOne will not break down the hair but rather consume the fats and oils, and the other organic matter that trap the hair in the drain pipe. Often after BioOne is introduced to the drain line, the FOG and soap scum begin to be digested by the bacteria. 

Over time, the FOG and soap scum build up around the hair is broken down. This allows the hair to move through the line once the build-up is gone.

Can using Chemical drain cleaners make a clog worse?

Using chemical drain cleaners can make a clog worse because the harsh chemicals can kill the natural bacteria in the drain.

Chemical drain cleaners work by creating a chemical reaction when the drain cleaner comes in contact with the clog. Heat is created, with the intent to dissolve the clog.

Unfortunately, if the clog is dislodged it will move further down the pipe, potentially creating another clog.

Drain cleaner has been known for damaging and melting plastic pipes.

Bacteria in your sewer line will naturally break down the organic matter, and keep your sewer lines flowing freely.

Because harsh chemicals, antibacterial soap, and other harmful chemicals are often pouring down the drain, they disrupt the natural bacteria. In the long run, this will lead to build-up and more clogs in the drain and sewer lines.

BioOne, a natural drain cleaner, uses natural bacteria to eat away at the clog. The natural drain cleaner will digest the clog, consuming it and leaving only water and CO2 behind.

It is a great idea to reintroduce help bacteria to your drain, such as BioOne. BioOne is safe for the environment, and will not damage your drains and pipes.

Why should I use a drain cleaner?

BioOne is an ideal solution to prevent clogs rather than just treating them. Unlike, chemical drain cleaners are safe on the sewer system and will not damage your sewer drain pipes. The microbes boost the bacteria in your sewer line helping the natural bacteria population grow and do their job.

BioOne, a natural drain cleaner, uses natural bacteria to eat away at the clog. The natural drain cleaner will digest the clog, consuming it and leaving only water and CO2 behind.

The greatest results are seen over time.

Although the results are not instant, a bacterial cleaner keeps working long after it is added to the drain.

The bacteria establish over time and more effectively digest the drain and sewer build-up.

What is the difference between BioOne and a degreaser?

A degreaser removes grease from an area by emulsifying it into a liquid.

Unfortunately, when the grease moves down the drain with solidifies again in a different part of the sewer line.

De-greasing products, move grease rather than break it down. BioOne on the other hand, digests the fat, oil, and grease, leaving behind only CO2 and water.

What should not be flushed into a septic tank?

Just like a sewer system, a balance of bacteria to digest waste is needed. Bacteria will break down organic matter in the septic tank.

The ideal balance of bacteria can be disrupted. Avoid the following if you have a septic tank:

  • filtered water
  • antibacterial soap
  • fabric softeners
  • medicines
  • drain cleaners
  • bleach
  • dishwasher and laundry detergents
    food.

I know this list looks like everyday products, but they will harm the natural bacteria needed in your septic tank.

Filtered water is harmful to septic tanks because the bleaching agents present in filtered water disrupt the natural bacteria.

The name explains it all, antibacterial soap kills the natural bacteria in your septic tank.

Fabric softeners are made with chemicals, quaternary ammonium compounds, that kill bacteria. The fragrance chemicals in fabric softeners are not friendly to bacteria either.

Drain cleaners, as mentioned earlier, are harmful to bacteria and toxic to a septic system. Drain cleaners wipe out valuable bacteria cleaners.

Bleach is great for cleaning but bad for bacteria needed for your septic tank. Please use bleach sparingly if you have a septic tank.

Dishwasher and laundry detergent are often loaded with phosphates, that disrupt the bacterial balance. Phosphates are one of the key ingredients in fertilizer. Too much phosphorus can act as fertilizer for bacteria and algae, throwing off the balance needed in your septic system. Phosphates can leach into groundwater contaminating local drinking water.

Food bits should not go down the drain if you have a septic system. Food bits will fill up the septic tank faster and don’t break down as easily as other organic waste. Fat, oil, and grease (known as FOG) are not good for your septic system. It builds up on your drain pipes and will float in the septic tank, creating a layer of FOG scum.

What is the best natural treatment for septic tanks?

Use a bacterial solution, like BioOne to reintroduce essential bacteria to the septic tank.

The products that we use every day can unknowingly have a harmful effect on the septic system.

BioOne reestablishes the bacteria that your septic system needs for a natural balance to break down waste.

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