Model # ZDC16

Internet #100014771

Store SKU #860603

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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
$ 8 99
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Product Overview

  • Helps remove years of build-up
  • Prevents plumbing clogs before they happen
  • Removes build up from sinks, toilets, showers and disposals
Drain Care Build-Up Remover Powder helps prevent clogs in sinks, toilets and showers. The enzyme-based formula breaks clogs by cleaning and removing build-up. Using monthly helps maintain home pipes and prevent clogs before they happen. The certified, biodegradable formula, breaks down into carbon dioxide, minerals and water.
  • 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
  • Biodegradable

Product Overview

  • Helps remove years of build-up
  • Prevents plumbing clogs before they happen
  • Removes build up from sinks, toilets, showers and disposals
Model #: ZDC16
Sku #: 860603
Internet #: 100014771

Drain Care Build-Up Remover Powder helps prevent clogs in sinks, toilets and showers. The enzyme-based formula breaks clogs by cleaning and removing build-up. Using monthly helps maintain home pipes and prevent clogs before they happen. The certified, biodegradable formula, breaks down into carbon dioxide, minerals and water.

  • 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
  • Biodegradable

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.66
Product Height (in.)
6.88
Product Width (in.)
3.66

Details

Chemical Form
Powder
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Compatible Pipe Material
PVC
Features
No Additional Features
Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type
Drain Openers & Chemicals
Number of treatments per container
40
Pack Size
1
Prevention formula
Yes
Protects pipes from corrosion
Yes
Quantity (oz.)
18
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for garbage disposals
Yes
Set Time (Min.)
360
Type of Issue
Drain

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
None

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.66
Product Height (in.)
6.88
Product Width (in.)
3.66

Details

Chemical Form
Powder
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Compatible Pipe Material
PVC
Features
No Additional Features
Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type
Drain Openers & Chemicals
Number of treatments per container
40
Pack Size
1
Prevention formula
Yes
Protects pipes from corrosion
Yes
Quantity (oz.)
18
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for garbage disposals
Yes
Set Time (Min.)
360
Type of Issue
Drain

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
None

Questions & Answers

If poured directly into a seepage pit that has failed due to biomat buildup will this clear the b...

If poured directly into a seepage pit that has failed due to biomat buildup will this clear the biomat and make the seepage pit work again.
Asked by: Kirk
In my experience, there must be a continuous flow (even if it’s just small) then Drain Care slowly will open it wide. Though, I use Drain Care once a month to maintain open the drain pipe. Previously, I was using metal wire snake to open the clogged kitchen drain that happens every six month.
Answered by: Alpinoy
Date published: 2018-09-02

Does this product have a shelf life? I have one of these that I bought 2-3 years ago that I wish to use if it hasn't gone bad.

Asked by: Merman
I "believe" it's three years.
Answered by: Grumpy
Date published: 2018-02-28

Zep, Why are you phasing the powder out? I find it hard to believe that a liquid is more concentr...

Zep, Why are you phasing the powder out? I find it hard to believe that a liquid is more concentrated. Going to really miss this if you continue the phase out.
Asked by: SadAboutPhaseOut
Keep this product, it has been used by me for the last 20-25 years with Zero problems
Answered by: mr
Date published: 2018-04-26

I poured some Drano down my kitchen sink a few days ago and it has not helped. Water still backs ...

I poured some Drano down my kitchen sink a few days ago and it has not helped. Water still backs up. Is it safe to use Zep while there still may be Drano down there?
Asked by: Sparker
Drano? This is not Drano. Drain Care Build Up Remover (now called Drain Defense) is better used as a preventative measure for problem drains. It will work on a partially blocked drain but may require several daily applications. After the drain is unblocked use it once a month to prevent further problems. It works well to keep drains clean.
Answered by: Marni
Date published: 2018-11-20
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Customer Reviews

18 oz. Drain Care Build Up Remover is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prevention of organic build up, keep flushing without having to open the main sewer plug. Prevention of organic build up, keep flushing without having to open the main sewer plug.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product for keeping pipes clean.... Very good product for keeping pipes clean.
Date published: 2019-02-26
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 5 out of 5 by from Drain Care Worked great on my wash machine drain that would overflow.
Date published: 2013-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best clog preventer ever I have been using this stuff for years. Anytime a drain gets a little slow I whip up a batch and pour it down the drain. It won't harm my pipes or fixtures and doesn't stink up the place.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why dosn't everyone use this? Still an unknown miracle! I had a bathtub which took hours to drain. I went to homedepot to get some ----- or ------ ------. I came across a bottle of Zep. I didn't really believe the picture on the front with the clogged pipe and the clear pipe. But I gave it a try anyway. This product works exactly as stated. And by the way if you never pour a caustic chemical down the drain the bacteria will continue to grow and clean your pipes even after one application.
Date published: 2012-12-07
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