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    Here are some more kitchen sink pictures showing grease in the line



    This is what happens over time on a kitchen sink trap arm.



    Where the 1.5" trap arm drops into the 2.0" x 1.5" x 1.5" Santee.
    This is why you use Bio-Clean on your drains.
    It's great for the kitty litter box too.


    Buy it here
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    Default How to dissolve floating fats in home sewer line?

    Hello. In the past 3 months, I had 3 clogs in the home sewer line. Had it snaked twice and jetted once. Long story short, a section of the 6" clay pipe was cracked and was replace with pvc. Once the broken line was replaced, I had the line video inspected. Found that there is a back pitch in the home sewer line as it gets close to the city sewer main. But the most disturbing was the amounts of fats or grease floating in the pipe. Attach is the pic from the video cam. i tried flushing it with the hot water in hopes that it would melt but that did not work. Is there any chemicals available or recommendations that would be able to dissolve the floating fats?
    Thanks for the help.
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    Something like Bio-Clean will get rid of the grease.
    In the city of Bellevue, they require restaurants to use either Bio-Clean or something like it for the grease problems that cooking makes.

    It does a nice job of removing grease all around the pipes. It doesn't burn holes in the pipe like some chemicals can either.
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    Thanks Terry for the recommendation on the Bio-Clean. Will definitely look into it.
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    Hi Terry, I have apt building (8 units) and had drain plumber try to rooter a lower unit line today. He says it's so full of grease he can't get the rooter to open it up and is planning to return Monday with high-pressure truck to try to blow the line clear. Thought I'd try Bio-Clean over the weekend, but can't find it. Do you know where in Puget Sound I can buy it and pick up Sat (1/12)?

    Thanks,
    Karen
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    Karen,
    Thanks for the order of Bio-Clean.
    You can pick it up tonight!

    http://terrylove.biz/home/75-bio-cle...n-cleaner.html
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    Hairyhosebib. If your looking for a product that removes uric build up in urinals. Cantol's Aci-tech works extremely well, if you need a non acid product they also offer NonCorr.

    ACI-TECH is a multipurpose acid cleaner containing a blend of powerful acids combined with a solvent, penetrant and inhibitor to cover a wide variety of applications. ACI-TECH efficiently and economically removes rust, scale, hard water deposits, uric acid deposits, concrete, oily film, stains and discolorations from brick, stone, concrete, most metal, ceramic and quarry tiles, terrazo and china-like (urinals and toilets) surfaces.

    Noncorr APPLICATIONS
    Processing Plants: tile floors, walls, grouting, and stainless steel equipment.
    Kitchens: floors, walls, grouting, stainless steel equipment, food preparation surfaces, steam tables, fish tanks, coffee makers, blenders, and other
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    Housekeeping: bathrooms to clean toilets, urinals, tile floors, walls, sinks faucets, tubs and showers.
    Brewery: tile floors, walls, and grouting, stainless steel tanks, equipment, pipes and valves.
    Engineering: to remove hard water scale from heating, air conditioning equipment, and humidifiers
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    Rust Removal: metal surfaces, concrete, toilets, urinals

    There number is 1-800-387-9773


    Hope that helps thanks Shawn

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    i have a question about bio- clean. what anti bacterial agents can't you use down the drain? do you mean ever again? i'm not sure if if i have to switch soaps/face wash? right now i use safeguard bar soap for hand washing and a foaming face wash for washing my face. i have been putting a tablespoon of bleach down the drain once a week to help dissolve soap scum build up but it doesn't do anything. white soap scum still gets on the sides of my pipes, however i notice that it's mainly just down the first 2-3 feet of pipe in my bathroom sink. (the straight part of the pvc pipe) once you get to the p-trap under the sink, there isn't anymore soap scum build up (or very little). does anyone know why i only get build up on the firs tstraight 2-3 feet of my pipe?? we took apart the pipe and the p- trap last week and cleaned it all out, now just 1 week later there is white soap scum build up again. the water is going down fine now, but in 2-3 weeks it will start to run slow again.

    please help! i've been dealing with this problem for YEARS! will bio-clean cause a clog initially? i thought maybe since my drain is running fine now, it won't cause a clog?? do i have to use it for 5 days in a row initially or can i just use it once initially and then once a month thereafter?

    sorry i'm so long winded!!

    MUCH THANKS TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP!
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    Bleach would kill the bacteria in Bio-Clean. Pretty short lived though. The next dose of Bio-Clean would replace the cleaning action again.
    You have to use soaps, so no worries there. Bio-Clean does a nice job on the pipes.
    The farther you go from the lav drain, the more likely that the pipes are increasing in size. If you are near a toilet, you don't have far to go before it hits that 3" line.
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    thanks! the toilet is only about 2 feet away from the sink. when i use bio-clean, since all i have right now is soap scum buildup on the sides of the pipes and no clog, could i just use the bio-clean once and let it sit for say 4-6 hours?

    after that, would i use it once a month then?

    also, if i use 2 tablespoons instead of just one tablespoon would it work faster/better then?
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    One scoop is fine with warm water.
    Monthy should work after that. We like to clean out the tailpiece first to make sure that is clear. (the drain on the lav)

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    i'm sorry could you explain what the tailpiece is? is it the begining of the straight part pvc pipe that is connected to the p trap under the sink? that part right now has white soap scum build up on it, the p-trap doesn't have anything.

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    Bio Clean is a multipurpose cleaner that not only clean the surface but walls and hobs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erica8684 View Post
    i'm sorry could you explain what the tailpiece is? is it the begining of the straight part pvc pipe that is connected to the p trap under the sink?
    Yes........

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