Q: How can I safely clean the pipes in my house?
A: We have found an additional user for Rid-X Septic Tank Cleanser: as a safe and natural way to keep the insides of all plumbing lines clean. Rid-X is a bacterial enzyme that breaks down waste in septic tanks, but it can also be used for all waste systems in your house. Applied regularly, it will “clean” the inside of the pipes by breaking down the solid waste stuck to the pipes. Because it is organic, it is safe to use in every type of plumbing pipe, and it is a great preventative measure.
- Use 1 tablespoon of powder per 16 oz. of warm water
- Mix it like tea and pour it down each bathroom and kitchen drain
- Do this once a month at each fixture for a year, and then 4 times a year to keep the pipes clean
For the liquid version of Rid-X, double the amount of the liquid using 2 tablespoons per 16 oz of warm water.
The chemical is harmless to the pipes, so too much will not hurt anything. We like the powder better because it makes for a thicker liquid that goes down the drain more slowly, sticks where it’s needed and seems to give a better performance. The liquid will help, but we recommend the powder version. The mixture does not need to sit in the traps for any length of time to work, so you can continue to use your drains immediately after applying the formula.
Once the formula is in your pipes it will thrive where you need it most – which is to say that it will “feed” or break down the organic waste where the build up exists. Just mix the Rid-X, dump it down the sink and then rinse the sink. This material will grow in the P-traps, inside the pipes and generally eat away the sludge build up inside pipes that a sewer rooter cutting tool will not remove. The enzyme is totally safe for pipes and fixtures and actually breaks down the oils, solids and wastes inside the plumbing pipes, safely and inexpensively.
Rid-X does NOT clear up existing clogs. It is used after a clog has been properly cleared, and as preventive tool to reduce the occurrence of clogs in the future. You will still need to remember to remove the hair that gets caught in drains, and remove any foreign objects that get into the pipes.
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