Sani Sticks Use Natural Enzymes To Keep Drains Clear

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Tired of pooling water and odor from slow moving drains but can’t afford a professional plumbing service and hate the thought of using harsh chemicals? Maybe you’ve got a septic tank and chemical drain cleaners are a no-no anyways? There are biodegradable products out now called Sani Sticks that claim to use natural enzymes in order to keep your drains doing just that, draining smoothly. The manufacturers state that by using these products you’ll stop backups, clogs and nasty odors, and they’re purportedly safe to use on all drains.

Sani Sticks

Currently, there are a few companies that offer these little sticks that resemble coffee swizzle sticks in size but are blue in color.  So far, most manufacturers are selling them in packs of 12, and they’ve been getting really positive reviews, for the most part, on shopping sites like Amazon. For instance, roughly 50 percent of purchasers of the products are giving them 5 stars, another 16 percent or so have awarded them 4 stars and the rest are divided between 3 and 2 stars with a handful of 1s — you can’t please everybody.


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Drain Cleaners

Most drain cleaners are laden with chemicals that you flush down your drain and into sewage systems that end up in water treatment plants. In this day and age, as more and more people are looking for ecofriendly alternatives, consumers are demanding greener products to use in and around their homes. That probably has a lot to do with the willingness of shoppers to try products like this. If you’ve ever wondered what you’ve poured down your drains in the past, here’s a breakdown for you on how drain cleaners are categorized.

The 4 Drain Cleaner Groups

The first, and probably one of the most commonly used of the four drain-cleaning groups, are comprised of acids such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, etc. The next group are looked upon as oxidizers like sodium hypochlorite. After that it’s caustics — also, like the first, highly used — and they include caustic soda, lye, sodium hydroxide, etc. Finally, there are the enzymatic cleaners that use organisms or biochemicals, which consume or digest particular waste materials. You can liken them to the products for septic tank maintenance like RID-X.


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Tips for Clogged Drains

While Sani Sticks and Sani-Clean Batonnets claim to unclog drains, they probably work best as clog deterrents for monthly upkeep if your drains tend to stop up on a regular basis. If this is the case, sometimes it’s worth it just to suck it up and call a plumber for a professional snaking of your existing system and then use products like these once a month in all your drains afterwards. It’s also important not to dump cooking grease down your drains and to use a drain sieve for food particles if you don’t have a garbage disposal.

Unclogging Drains

Additionally, pull your sink/tub stoppers up quarterly along with your shower grates and remove the hair from them. You’ll be amazed at the difference this can make. By following all these tips, natural products like these Sani Sticks will probably be all the unstopping power you’ll ever need to avoid a clogged drain.


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