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24 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Impressed! Jan 11, 2009
Wow, I am impressed! This really did work. I was a little skeptical, but I figured it would be worth a try. I have to admit, I did not follow the instructions on the packaging. I made a saturated solution using warm water and poured it down my kitchen sink. Then I only waited 12 hours before running some hot water down the drain to see if it worked. At first it didn't appear to be draining better, but as the water went through and flushed out the pipes, I could really see the difference. Since this is an enzyme cleaner that works by digesting food and fat particles, I wouldn't recommend this for clogs caused by hair, but it worked great in the kitchen sink! AND there was no nasty chemical smell left behind!
17 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Does NOT work on hair Nov 10, 2009
The instruction says use 2 tsp every week per drain. I was curious to see if it actually eats my hair and it does NOT. I dissolved 1 tsp of this product into a container and threw 5 pieces of my hair into the solution. Volume of my hair did not decrease overnight.
I am using this product in my kitchen sink religiously every week for a year and I have not experienced any clogs.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
If at first you don't succeed.... Apr 06, 2010
By A. Catanzaro
I wanted to share our experience, since I was just as skeptical as many others about this product's ability to get the job done. We have had a very, very slow bathtub drain for several weeks that was almost to the point of being clogged completely. I followed the directions for a 24 hour treatment, and then.... nothing. So, I figured I'd try another 24 hour treatment, and then.... nothing. But wait, there's more! About a day and a half AFTER the last treatment,it worked! I am going to purchase more in order to maintain the drain every once in a while. But for us at least, it seems patience paid off. I am glad, too, because I like this planet the last thing I wanted to do was pour harsh chemicals down the drain.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Fantastic results Sep 03, 2011
I'm writing a review here even though we bought our Earth Enzymes drain remover at the local grocery store--just because more people can benefit from information about it here. The label indicates that this product is "specially formulated to safely digest food particles, grease, fats, and human wastes without generating heat or malodors." As other reviewers have noted, the list doesn't include hair, but I have to say that with my long hair and my husband's beard, even though we try to keep hair out of the drain, I can't believe there was no hair in our sink's blockage.
In any case, our bathroom sink was draining more and more slowly, until finally it was disgusting just to brush our teeth with even a slow stream of water, as the sink would immediately begin to back up. For weeks, I'd tried vinegar & baking soda--which usually work well in our tub & in that sink. Used the "clean" plunger (the one that we never use in the toilet....) many times, but no luck. I prefer to avoid nasty, toxic products in our household, so we gave this one a try.
I followed the Earth Enzymes label directions (two cups of drain remover dissolved in two cups of warm water) and poured it in. We decided to leave it longer than the recommended 24 hours, until about 30-32 hours. After roughly 12 hours, we noted that the water had, as usual, seeped out of the sink down the drain, and some of the drain-opener solution had accumulated at the bottom of the sink. That stuff was slightly dried on the porcelain, so we dropped a couple/few tablespoons of warm water onto it and used a wooden spoon to mix it up and push it into the drain.
When it was at last time to run water & clear it all out, we remembered how 'solid' the stuff had seemed on the porcelain earlier, so we were patient. We ran the water hot and used a plunger. At first the blockage was worse than before we'd poured in the drain opener, but after some vigorous plunging it began to move. Very quickly--within a minute or two--the water was draining better than it has in many months. It has remained clear, and we are thrilled.
The entire process was not in the least 'malodorous,' just as the label promises. It has a mild, fresh scent and is gratifyingly bearable to live around while waiting for it to complete the job. We are completely sold on this product. BY ALL MEANS, use this before you turn to any toxic ick.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Turned a slow-running drain into a no-flow drain Jan 12, 2010
By Jamie Kite
My bathroom sink's drain was running slow for a few weeks. I've been trying to rid our home of toxic and carcinogenic cleaners, so I decided to try this to clear out all of the hair, toothpaste, etc that gets flushed down the sink on a daily basis. The problem got exponentially worse after the first try, but we weren't sure we'd dissolved the product completely before pouring it down the sink so we tried again. We never could get it to dissolve completely, even in warm water. But we ran an immersion blender in the mixture (2 quarts warm water to 2 cups enzymes, as it says on the package) to try to get it to dissolve a bit better. It definitely dissolved more than it had the first go-around, but now we have several inches of standing water that has only gone down one inch in the past 28 hours. We'll definitely be getting some Draino to fix the mess this product exacerbated. Earth Enzymes may work for kitchen sinks, but definitely not for sinks with hair in them. They should write that on the package instead of saying that it works on bathroom drains; this product is very expensive and only served to make a bad problem worse.
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