30 Jun '11, 8am

Ask the Editor: Are there eco-friendly drain openers?

Ask the Editor: Are there eco-friendly drain openers?

Q: Can you write an article about drain cleaners/decloggers. I have not been able to find any “Eco Friendly” drain cleaners that really work effectively. I don’t like the idea of using “Draino” (sic) and other nasty chemicals on my drains… Thank you. -Dan A: You got it, Dan! We’ve been curious about this ourselves. The problem with some drain openers is that they contain a large amount of chemicals that are very effective in doing the job, but also may be harmful to the environment. The good news is there are several “green” drain openers on the market, like a biodegradable version of SC Johnson’s famed Drano and an all-natural, organic bacterial product called Super Digest-It by Unique Marketing and Manufacturing. Good old fashioned elbow grease may be the best answer here. Mechanical drain openers can be found at any home goods or hardware store. These gadgets don’t use ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/06/30/green-drain-openers-u...

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