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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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September 11, 2016
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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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33.8 oz. Hair and Grease Drain Opener is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 120.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a badly clogged sink due to hamburger grease, first i tried Draino and the clog laughed at ... I had a badly clogged sink due to hamburger grease, first i tried Draino and the clog laughed at my attempt. I say okay I will try industrial strength liquid plumber and again I heard laughter from the clog, you will need a plumber to get rid of me and that will cost you $$$. I went to home depot asked for help and the plumbing associate directed me and recommended Instant Power Hair and Grease Opener. I was worried at first because it was wrapped in plastic and recommended that i wear goggles when pouring that could only mean it must be very powerful and toxic and I did not want to damage my older pipes. I poured 2 cups down my drain first waited 8 hours and flushed the drain with hot water I used the 2 more cups to finish the bottle and waited a hour. My drain in now clear and I saved $$$ from calling a plumber who is laughing now greasy drain. Now I have to wash alot of dishes and pans but none with hamburger grease.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great!!! Worked great in a slow draining sink. Will buy more if we have the problem again.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bathtub drain in my daughter's house was plugged up to a near stop and they tried numerous dr... The bathtub drain in my daughter's house was plugged up to a near stop and they tried numerous drain chemicals and even an auger to no avail. I saw this on the home Depot website, read about it and went to the store to buy it. The gentleman working in the Isle it was located in was a big help. He told me that he had used it himself and it cleared his drain. It has a money back guarantee so how can you go wrong? I bought it, used it and let it sit in the drain 3 hours....rinsed down with hot water and the drain was flowing beautifully! This is a marvelous product and if ever needed again it will be my, go to drain cleaner.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Stuff! The drain for our kitchen sinks was clogged worse than I've ever seen. I tried plungers and nothing would budge. Found this stuff at Home Depot and it said money-back if it doesn't work, so I thought what could I lose. Poured it in and let it sit for an hour, then poured hot water in. Nothing. Waited until the water seeped out again, and then poured some in and left it overnight. Flushed it with hot water again this morning, and still no luck. Then a couple of hours later, the sink burped, and the water drained right out. I checked it and it is completely clog-free! Looks like I won't be getting my money back after all!
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing product.They have me FOR LIFE! By the end of my shower Id have water almost up to my knees. It would take almost 2 hours for the water to go down. -tried a snake thingy w.thorns on it. Figured hair was clogging the drain as my sis and I share this shower. Thorn thingy Came back clean so we were even more confused! Googled chemical products for clogged shower drains and this popped up! I was sold by the reviews!! AMAZING. Got the big gallon and i figured if it didn't work i would return it! (My bf worked at Home Depot and told me they take returns even if it's opened.) Directions say 2 Cups For showers however I eye-balled it until the liquid reached the top of the drain. Covered the top drain to prevent lye explosion. Let it sit for 24 hrs. Flushed it with 2 kettles of Boiled water. I didn't hear the WHOOSH as many have said so i was disappointed thinking it didn't work but did notice the hot water going down easily! Showered just now and it's back to normal!!!!! :) water is going down perfectly!!! No more knee high water showers! I recommend this to anyone! IT WORKS!
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kitchen sink was clogged for days, tried snaking it and even drano, but nothing worked. Bought... My kitchen sink was clogged for days, tried snaking it and even drano, but nothing worked. Bought this from Home depot and at first I was a little scared with all the instructions but followed everything as it said, at first I poured hot water but it stayed so I thought it hadn't worked but an hour later all the water had gone down the drain, I started pouring more water and it had been unclogged. I love this stuff will only use this from now on
Date published: 2016-12-09
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