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

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October 11, 2016
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.
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October 12, 2016
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Zep Drain Care is not recommended for use inside a dishwasher drain.
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Is Zep Drain Care safe to use on plumbing that includes a rubber boot?

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The rubber boot is a coupler between PVC pipe and a metal pipe in the wall. Hose clamps seal each end of it. If it is not safe to use on rubber, then what do you recommend that I use instead?
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October 12, 2016
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Zep Drain Care is a bacteria/enzyme based formulation. There is nothing in the product that would cause damage to rubber or PVC.
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Will this work on drain flies

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August 28, 2016
Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
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August 29, 2016
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Zep Drain Care Build Up Remover is formulated to assist with the removal of build up within drains. It does not have any claims with regard to controlling or killing drain flies.
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Can I use this in a basement floor drain? The pipe is old and the plumber didn't think he could safely snake it.

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Yes, you can use this in a basement floor drain.
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Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't work Not only it did not work for my bad plumbing problem. I developed an allergic reaction to it, February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zep Drain care powder--questionable value The descriptions of this product as a grease-eating formula of enzymes and bacteria sounded great but I wanted to test it in a more controlled way besides pouring it down my sink. I browned a mixture of pork and ground beef then poured it off into a can--about 1/3rd cup worth of juices and grease. I mixed a teaspoon full of Zep powder with a quarter cup of hot water and added it into the can--stirring the whole mixture. Over night the grease congealed about 1/8th to 1/4th inch think over the liquid in the can. I left this for two days then broke up the grease 'wafter' to allow better access by the Zep since there had been no noticeable change in the amount of grease. After another two days there was still no evidence of any degreasing activity. I set the can in warm water on the stove and warmed until the grease again melted, added another half teaspoon of Zep powder, and set it back on the corner of the counter. Over night the grease again formed a grease wafer on top of the liquid which, when broken up, appeared to be the same amount as had been noted at the start. It has now been nearly two weeks since I started this process and there is still no evidence of any change in the amount, or consistency, of the collected grease. The can is obviously not like a drain but one would think that Zep would be even more effective where there is no running water to wash it away. If it works no better in the pipe it would seem to be of little value. I am seriously disappointed since the idea of grease eating bacteria in our modern age of biological science seemed entirely reasonable but this product does not appear to be an example. I'm letting the experiment run a while longer and will do a follow-up if anything changes but this does not seem to be a useful product. January 29, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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. December 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No impact on slow shower drain Tried this product because of the appeal of the concept of enzymatic action. Followed the directions precisely, initally....warm water through slow shower drain first, then 1 pint warm water/1 scoop, then no use for 6+ hours (actually, no use for 24 hours), repeat 3 days. No impact. Then tried twice the volume.....2 pints/2 scoops, 3 days. No impact. Then tried triple the volume for 3 days. No impact. Then tried 2 scoops in 1 pint, twice the volume (i.e., 2 pints water with a total of 4 scoops) for 5 days. No impact. Used up the entire 18 oz canister. Very disappointing since this is really nothing more than a household shower drain, most likely clogged with hair/soap buildup. September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! I have tried so many things to get the smell out of my kitchen sink, garbage disposal and side sink. 8 years. Tried Everything. This is the one thing, if you follow directions properly, that has worked. It's awesome. It stopped the sink from draining slow and the awful smell coming from the pipes is gone. I do have to do this periodically but that is expected and for the price you can't go wrong. April 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by You're better off using Baking Soda This stuff made my slow bathtub drain even slower. I did the 3 consecutive day treatment, and it almost completely clogged up my drain. I most likely have a hair clog, and this product did something to make it worse. It isn't worth the money, and I suggest baking soda and vinegar to keep your drain clear. Baking soda is great for grease and oil, and it's so much cheaper. I do not recommend this product and will never buy it again. February 28, 2015
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