Q: I've been using Drano® for years to unclog my drains, but I've never really understood how Drano® works. What does it do to fix a clogged drain?
Although Drano® products can seem a bit mysterious, the general idea behind them is actually pretty simple. When you pour a Drano® product down your drain, the formula dissolves the clog-causing gunk that has built up inside your drainpipe. Once this gunk has been dissolved, water can flow freely.
Typically, clog-causing gunk consists of an accumulation of hair, soap scum or grease. Drano® products are specially designed to powerfully attack and dissolve this buildup, but they will NOT harm your plastic or metal pipes. Here's more on how our products work:
- Drano® Max Gel's patented formula works by pouring through standing water and dissolving clogs directly at the source.
- Drano® Dual Force™ Foamer creates a foaming action through the reaction of two separate chemicals that mix when you pour the product down your drain.
- Drano® Kitchen Crystals Clog Remover works by reacting with water to melt grease and gunk in your pipes.
Each Drano® product has its own set of powerful ingredients for busting clogs. To view these ingredients, click here