Model # ZDC16

Internet #100014771

Store SKU #860603

ZEP 18 oz. Drain Care Build Up Remover
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ZEP

18 oz. Drain Care Build Up Remover

  • Helps remove years of build-up
  • Prevents plumbing clogs before they happen
  • Removes build up from sinks, toilets, showers and disposals

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Product Overview

ZEP Commercial 18 oz. Drain Care Build Up Remover gets your drain pipes flowing again by dissolving the organic slimy buildup inside your pipes. It is safe in all types of pipes and septic systems.

  • All-purpose clog remover; use in sinks, tubs, drains, toilets, garbage disposals, grease traps and septic tanks
  • Powerful powder formula opens slow drains
  • Use for preventive maintenance monthly
  • Protects pipes from corrosion
  • Childproof cap

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Customer Questions & Answers

If I use the product on 1 toilet. Does that mean I can't use my other toilet for 6 hours?

3 bathrooms, 1 has a shower. Single story house.
Asked by: Stillnewtobeingahandyman
Yes. For best results, allow all drains to remain undisturbed for 6-8 hours. Thank you for selecting Zep Commercial for your drain care needs. We appreciate your business. Sincerely, Zep Commercial Customer Support Team
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2016-01-05

Does this product work on biofilms?

I have a black tarry sludge that builds up in my bathroom drains. I have to disassemble and clean the traps on each sink about once a year or the drains will plug. I get them sparkling clean and scrub them out with chlorine bleach but the black sludge comes back. Would Zep Drain Care Build up Remover help me resolve this problem?
Asked by: RodM
Yes. The Zep Commercial Drain Care Buildup Remover contains highly concentrated enzymes and will dissolve and eliminate drain biofilm. Zep Commercial Customer Support Team
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the concentration of potassium hydroxide or Sodiumm hydroxide in this?

Asked by: fred
Thank you for contacting us. This product contains potassium hydroxide. Our MSDS states that the contents range from 1-10% by weight per bottle. We hope this helps. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Zep Commercial | Consumer Relations Department
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2015-12-27

Is Zep Drain Care safe to use in a dishwasher to improve its drainage?

Made the mistake of using dishwashing liquid in my dishwasher. Didn't realize then that over time it thickens and clogs openings. Need some enzyme to eliminate it now.
Asked by: Doug
Zep Drain Care is not recommended for use inside a dishwasher drain.
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2016-10-19

How much is a scoop?

There is no scoop included with the product.
Asked by: Sulu
Hi Sulu, Thank you for your query. Occasionally, the scoop settles to the bottom of the container during shipping. Two table spoons constitute one scoop of the Drain Care Build-up Remover. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for selecting Zep Commercial products for your drain care needs. With appreciation, Zep Commercial Customer Support Team
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2016-07-18

If I pick up my order at the store, can I avoid shipping and handling costs?

If I order a case of 12 18 oz . Drain Care Build Up Remover, can I pick it up at the store and not have to pay shipping and handling ?
Asked by: Butch
Since we do not sell direct, each store/chain sets their own shipping policies and fees. You would need to check Home Depot online or with your local store to see what type of shipping options they offer. Zep Commercial Retail Technical Services
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2015-12-16

Are Zed Drain Cleaners/Buildup products enzyme and bacteria based. I do not wanat to use acid based products such as drano

Asked by: micky
Thank you for contacting us. our drain care build up remover is an enzyme product formulated for all pipes and septic systems. We hope this helps. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. Sincerely, Zep Commercial | Consumer Relations Department
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this product safe for cast iron drain pipes?

Asked by: FWilliams
Zep Drain Care Build Up Remover is safe for use in cast iron pipes.
Answered by: Zep Customer Support
Date published: 2016-04-12
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Customer Reviews

18 oz. Drain Care Build Up Remover is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! I have a recurrent clogged kitchen drain. I... It works! I have a recurrent clogged kitchen drain. I tried other harsh drain cleaner, but I got positive results and it keeps my drain open when I used EZ drain care on a monthly basis. This product works.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Drain Cleaner and Conditioner I have used this product for years and it really is a great maintenance product for drains. It was highly recommended years ago by a very good Plumber.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have only used it once, and it takes more than that to determine its effectiveness. Have only used it once, and it takes more than that to determine its effectiveness.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Amazingly - for the right issues It all depends upon the cause of the issue, folks. If you have roots or other things causing 'slowness' then there are other Zep products for those. Best of luck!! Here is our experience: We moved into a home in DC about three years, ago, (city water and sewer) and the previous owners had coat hangers and plungers near every drain. After trying numerous things, we found this and, will be darned if it does not work like magic. Every 4-6 months, we treat the beginning-to-slow drains and they move to 100%. Not sure, exactly, the issue, but we keep hair and other debris from the lines, and this stuff keeps things moving, without issue. This is not, really, intended for clogs, and the directions make it clear that you need to remove any hair or other solids, for this product. Home Depot pricing is about half of that on Amazon, so worth it to grab from here.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best stuff ever I have used this in my toilet, kitchen sink, and tub and it is the only stuff that unclogs every time. I kind of lucky I guess because all my pipes are connected which means if my toilet is completely clogged I can pour this down my sink and it comes up into my toilet so it always reaches the clog. I have to use whole container though and leave it for a day or two, and they don't have it at Walmart. Better than Rotor Router gel drain opener, Drano buildup remover, Lep professional strenth drain open, Rid-x, Roebic emergency care, plunger, and snake.
Date published: 2012-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ZEP DrainCare Liquid Build-up This is a great product. My toilet bowls never-ever clogged. In the directions - it says "Do not use for 6 Hours after pouring the powder and repeat the process for 3 days" but I use it just 1 day and leave it for 24 Hrs - it really does the magic. ThankYou for such a wonderful cleaning product!!
Date published: 2009-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ZEP 18 oz drain care powder that doesn' t work This a follow-up to the review I posted on January 29, 2016. (I had put warm grease and liquid from cooking ground beef into a can with a teaspoon of this product dissolved a small amount of warm water. As of the January 29th review, no change in the amount or consistency of the grease had been noted over two weeks.) It is now March 7th and in spite of rewarming the can with grease in water on the stove a couple more times--and adding additional small amounts of this powder--over the last month plus, there is still no change. In spite of a good sales job on the container, this product seems worthless so I'm discontinuing the experiment.
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-So I've seen little to no results using this. Have used as directed in bathroom, kitchen and basement sinks. Have used over several days (waiting overnight or at least 6 hours before running water), and can't say I see any difference. Water still going down slowly in all sinks.
Date published: 2015-12-26
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