All plugged up? Friendly help for a stopped-up drain

JoelOne of the best things to happen in the plumbing field in recent times has been the development of biological drain cleaners as an alternative to dangerous and ecologically harmful chemicals. These biological products work via bacteria that consume organic waste.

There are various products for drain cleaning on the market. One of the best, in my opinion, is called Consume, made by the Spartan Chemical Co. Inc. While the exact formula is a secret, Consume is a composite of bacteria, enzymes and additives, all coming from natural sources. Here’s how it works.

These all natural ingredients come in a liquid form that remains dormant in its protective container until you apply the right amount of the solution into waste matter. The bacteria then come to life and starts searching for the clog that blocks your pipes.

Consume eats its way through the filth of drain lines, septic tanks, recreational vehicle holding tanks and grease traps without harming pipes, containers or any other inorganic material. People continually find new uses for this amazing substance. It works great, for instance, in removing odor from kitty litter boxes, as well as toilets and urinals.

Since Consume attacks only organic waste, it is completely safe and commonly used in hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and other places subject to stringent health inspections.

For a safe and healthy alternative to using caustic chemicals, contact your local plumbing contractor for more information.

Joel Wensley is a licensed mechanical contractor in the state of Michigan, a member of the Comfort Institute and president of Mechanical Heating & Cooling in Dearborn Heights.