Asked by: Jeremie Vollmars
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020

Is drain cleaner the same as bleach?

Liquid formulations of corrosive alkaline drain cleaners can contain sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and lye (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) in concentrations up to 50 percent. Other corrosive mixtures come as two-part cleaners that are mixed as they are poured in the drain opening.

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Just so, can bleach be used as drain cleaner?

Bleach is not good to unclog a drain. Although 3/4 cup of bleach followed by a thorough flushing of hot water can be used to deodorize and sanitize drains, it won't help a clog.

Likewise, what happens when you mix bleach and drain cleaner? "Many household cleaners, particularly toilet cleaners and some drain cleaners have acid in them," Teets said. "If you mix bleach with acid, it can form a chlorine gas which is a green and very noxious gas that can cause respiratory problems. It is very poisonous to breathe in."

Similarly, it is asked, is Drano the same as bleach?

Drano is lye-based household drainage cleaner product sold in several forms, consisting in variations of sodium hydroxide (lye), sodium hypochlorate (bleach), sodium nitrate, sodium chloride (salt) and aluminum.

What is the best product to unclog drains?

  1. Best Overall Drain Cleaner. Drano Max Gel Clog Remover.
  2. Best Drain Cleaner for Complete Blockages. Pure Lye Drain Opener.
  3. Best for Partially Clogged Sink Drains. Green Gobbler DISSOLVE Liquid Hair & Grease Clog Remover.
  4. Best Safety for a Chemical Solution to Drain Cleaning. Safer Drain Opener by Xion Lab.
  5. Best for Large Drains.

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