Enzyme Drain Cleaners vs hard Chemical Drain Cleaners
Everyone is aware of Chemical drain cleaners, every marketplace is flooded with a plethora of drain cleaning products that are laden with chemicals.
Most of the chemical drain cleaners contain corrosive or potassium hydroxide or sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and lye (sodium hydroxide) in up to 50% concentrate.
These are highly corrosive chemicals and in long term, they reduce the life of drain pipes.
The enzyme drain cleaners are more safe alternatives, as they mostly contain cleaning enzymes that are produced by bacteria cultures.
Enzyme-based drain cleaners are effective yet moderately safe in the environment. Causeless to no harm on long term usage to drain pipes.
They are costly, however, owing to their sophisticated manufacturing process. Also, the availability is challenging of enzyme-based drain cleaners in all geographies.
The downside of enzyme-based drain cleaners
- Enzyme-based drain cleaners take longer to feast on the clog and clear the clogged drain, sometimes more than 24 hours. So using enzyme-based drain cleaners is preferred by the person with a lot of patience
- Enzyme-based drain cleaners are costly compared to chemical-based cleaners, there are however some alternatives by some manufacturer whose cost is at par with chemical-based drain cleaners
The benefit of enzyme-based drain cleaners
- Enzyme-based drain cleaners help the environment, less pollute drains and precious water resources like rivers and thus impact positively on all marine life.
- Enzyme-based drain cleaners are non-corrosive to metal and plastic drain pipes, thus preventing damage, which otherwise would have to occur and bring long-term savings to the user. Also considering the cost of replacing pipes or even minuscule plumbing work being huge these days, the long and repetitive use of enzyme-based cleaner actually saves a lot
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