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Instant Power 33.8 oz. Hair and Grease Drain Opener
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Instant Power

33.8 oz. Hair and Grease Drain Opener

  • Powerful, non-acidic formula melts grease and dissolves hair
  • Odorless and fumeless
$7.98 /each

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Instant Power Hair and Grease Drain Opener is the solution to the most common drain stoppages. It utilizes a strong, non-acid formula that dissolves hair and creates heat to melt grease. Safe for all pipes (including PVC) and septic systems.

  • Clears clogged drains
  • Use in sinks, tubs and showers
  • Up to 2 treatments per container
  • Safe for all pipes and septic systems

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Can this be used in PVC pipes? (I live in an RV)

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Manchester, NH
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October 2, 2016
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I used it on my system which is mixed PVC and iron. Worked fine!
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August 15, 2015
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Nowadays, most pipes are made of PVC. So you can go ahead, you are safe. Actually, I did remove a stoppage, and all my pipes are PVC.
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August 3, 2015
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Yes. Hair & Grease Drain Opener is safe for all pipes, including PVC and ABS piping in RVs. Thank you for the question! If you have any other questions, feel free to call our Toll Free Instant Power Help-Line at 1-800-613-4242.
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August 2, 2015
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Yes, this product is safe to use on PVC pipes.
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August 2, 2015
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Never mind... I see that it IS. I didn't see it until after I posted the question and then wasn't able to delete it.
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Added other drain cleaners but didn't work. Can I use this?

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St. Charles, MO
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September 20, 2016
Over the weekend I added a full bottle of Drano to my shower drain, but it didn't work. There is still standing water in the pipe. I have poured 3-5 gallons of boiling water in, but the drain is still clogged. Is it safe to use this product a few days later even though there is still water in the pipes/drain? It is either try this or call a plumber, and I don't want to spend the $ if this works, but don't want to cause a chemical explosion either. thanks!
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September 21, 2016
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So long as you have poured only US-sold, liquid, clog-breaking products down your drain you are not going to cause an explosion if you throw H&G Drain Opener into the mix. However, from your description, it is likely, that you have an obstruction in or beyond the drain trap. High specific-gravity liquid de-cloggers need a seepage path to work--they won't open a solid clog. If you have a pipe wrench or a Read More
So long as you have poured only US-sold, liquid, clog-breaking products down your drain you are not going to cause an explosion if you throw H&G Drain Opener into the mix. However, from your description, it is likely, that you have an obstruction in or beyond the drain trap. High specific-gravity liquid de-cloggers need a seepage path to work--they won't open a solid clog. If you have a pipe wrench or a very large adjustable wrench, and you're willing to get your hands dirty, you might consider Home Depot's 1/4 in. x 15 ft. hand-cranked Drain Auger at less than $10. That's less than a plumber's house call around here, even if you throw the auger away afterwards. The HD people can tell you how to use it. To avoid future adventures, after mechanically dislodging the clog follow up with the liquid drain opener to flush away any lingering, potentially problematic residue. Anyhow, that's what I would do. Good luck. Read Less
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September 21, 2016
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Since you added gallons of boiling water and it sounds like it did not overflow, it seems like you have some very slow drainage through the clog. If you keep adding boiling water and you can get it to drain through the clog slowly, so that you can clear the other drain cleaner, then it would seem safe to add this. But if you are unable to get any drainage, then I would not feel comfortable adding this to Read More
Since you added gallons of boiling water and it sounds like it did not overflow, it seems like you have some very slow drainage through the clog. If you keep adding boiling water and you can get it to drain through the clog slowly, so that you can clear the other drain cleaner, then it would seem safe to add this. But if you are unable to get any drainage, then I would not feel comfortable adding this to a pipe that is already filled with other chemicals. However, there may be an 800 number on the bottle for your use in consulting the manufacturer, and they might advise you differently. Good luck. Read Less
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September 21, 2016
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You want to run about 15-20 gallons of water through the drain line before using Hair and Grease Drain Opener since you have used other drain openers. Since your drain is still full of standing water, we do NOT recommend using Hair & Grease Drain Opener because a reaction may occur. Its probably time to call a plumber unfortunately.
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How long does it take

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I generally use it at night and by the am when I get up I through some bowling water down the drain and it is totally clear. It is just easier this way for me, but I have heard of results that are much quicker.
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January 20, 2016
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The directions say to wait at least an hour but suggests that overnight is best. I waited about 15 hours and it worked perfectly.
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December 7, 2015
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Time is really dictated by the clog, and how bad it is. Hair & Grease Drain Opener will work for as long as it is in the drain. Longer the better. We recommend overnight or 8 hours, then follow with hot water to help flush all of the material out of the system.
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Can I use Hair & Grease in copper pipes?

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September 11, 2016
I read "cover opening with a non-aluminum dish". I live in a older house and have copper (steel ) pipes. I was wonder if it was safe to use?
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September 11, 2016
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Yes, Hair and Grease Drain Opener is safe for copper and steel piping. "Cover the opening with a non-aluminum dish" is to protect yourself in case there is a reaction in the drain pipe (ex. If there is another drain opener in the drain line, Hair and Grease could have a reaction with it).
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This Hair & Grease product corrodes aluminum--that's why the instruction calls for a "non-aluminum dish" cover. I'm not sure what element or compound 'copper (steel)' is, but the product will not harm iron pipe. "Iron pipe" is the term commonly used for all metal pipe, including steel and cast iron. So-called "iron pipe" is the old-fashioned standard plumbing pipe, now all but replaced by PVC plastic. Read More
This Hair & Grease product corrodes aluminum--that's why the instruction calls for a "non-aluminum dish" cover. I'm not sure what element or compound 'copper (steel)' is, but the product will not harm iron pipe. "Iron pipe" is the term commonly used for all metal pipe, including steel and cast iron. So-called "iron pipe" is the old-fashioned standard plumbing pipe, now all but replaced by PVC plastic. Before PVC, copper pipe was, and occasionally still is, used for incoming supply lines--namely drinking water. It isn't used for outflow, i.e., drains, Therefore, H&G is is safe to use with the plumbing systems of older houses, plumbed with steel and cast iron. We live in a house built at least 60 years ago, and moved to its current lot in the 60's. I've use H&G Drain Opener from time to time. I found it effective and compatible with our PVC, steel, and cast iron pipes. Read Less
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 111 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WHEW!! I have a dual kitchen sink with a garbage disposal. Woke up to standing water in both sinks from the dishwasher. Plunged.... nothing. Took pipes apart.... nothing. Snaked 10 feet into the wall.... nothing. Snaked 25 feet into the wall..... nothing. Poured half a bottle of this stuff flushed with boiling water the next morning.....very very slow drain. Poured the rest and flushed with boiling water the next day and A sound I never thought I would be happy to hear... water flowing out of my drain. Thank goodness cause my next step was a plumber! I used two small plates to cover the drain. The directions are intimidating so I was extremely nervous. So just be careful. October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best drain opener I've ever used I had a clog past the trap where the tub and sink meet. I tried several other openers to no avail. I removed the trap and tried snaking it and it helped a little, but not much. When I would pour a sinkfull of water down the drain, the tub would back up with a gross, smelly sludge from the previous owner's less than attentive care. I put half the bottle down the sink drain and half down the bath drain. I let it sit for 16 hours while I was at work. When I came home, I filled the bath and sinks with hot water, and flushed trough. The first time, some sludge backed up. I flushed with water again and a little more backed up. On the third flush, clear water backed up. Success! A fantastic product and a savings from having to get a plummer! October 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't work for me. Now I'm stuck with caustic chemicals in my kitchen sink Had someone pour hamburger grease down my kitchen sink. The reviews were great and this was recommended by a HD employee so I gave it a go. It's been 4 days and the sink is still clogged. Now I will have to pay extra for the plumber because caustic chemicals were used. I should have just called a plumber from the beginning. I'm glad it worked for others though. October 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great!!! Worked great in a slow draining sink. Will buy more if we have the problem again. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Success in the kitchen I used instant power for over a two day period, and let it sit w clog remaining ....then filled sink partially with hot water, attacked with a sink plunger....walla, unclogged. 5 stars September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Best drain cleaner I have every used! I had a clog in my bathroom sink the first time I used this product. My husband shaves in the sink and our drain is quit open so hair was going down the sink often. I tried many various ways to unclog this sink with various results. The baking soda / vinegar method didn't worked, so I tried to snake the clog, this only had little effect and the sink drain only slightly better. I had also tried other store bought products including Drano to no prevail. Being desperate I went to Home Depot and ask an employee what they would recommend. The result being this product. Let me tell you it was the best I had ever came across, I put it in at night and in the am I was completely unclogged and has been for over the last 8 months. I now had the same issue with my bath tub, my husband striking again with shaving in the shower and also I have root growth issues in my pipes. Amazing results again, a completely unclogged shower drain this morning! FYI-This product uses non-acid formulation. One of the main ingredient Sodium Hydroxide which is Lye. The other is Potassium Hydroxide. I will always go back to Instant Power, it is the best! September 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best.Product.Ever Oh my goodness, this stuff is a lifesaver. Before buying it, I had tried a plunger, Liquid Plumber, the Hair Snare, baking soda and vinegar and something called a Clog Cannon. NOTHING worked to open up the bathtub drain and sink in my 75 year old condo. I poured the entire bottle down the sink and bathtub drain, covered and let is sit overnight. The next morning, I ran hot water down the sink drain. Success! The real test was going to be the tub. The product recommends covering the drain with a non-metallic item in case there is an eruption. Do it! When I took the plastic bucket off the next morning, there was an eruption of the most disgusting black ick I have ever seen. It really looked like something from a horror movie. I ran hot water down the drain for about 10 minutes. Voila! I am no longer standing in ankle deep water when I shower. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing!!!!! My kitchen sink had a buildup of grease. It was snaked,plunged,drano, and nothing worked so i googled and this product came up. Read reviews, headed to hd. It was 5.88. Poured in both kitchen drains let sit 45 minutes, poured boiled water down and nothing. Took to theplunger and plunged 3 times heard a pop and bam the water whished downdown. I can see in the drains completely clean. The sink has not drained like this in 8 years. Amazing!!!!!!! June 30, 2016
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