Using BIO-CLEAN: Tips from Your Cranbury Plumbers

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Are you looking for effective ways to clear out your drains? At R.A. Nichols Plumbing & Heating, we advocate “green” drain cleaning and seek to spread the word to our clients in Cranbury, Princeton, East & West Windsor, Monroe, and the Central New Jersey area. Our technicians recommend BIO-CLEAN, a safe and powerful way to get rid of waste, grease, and other debris blocking your drains.

What is BIO-CLEAN?

BIO-CLEAN is a friendly bacteria culture available to you in a can. Why is it called “friendly bacteria”? Because it’s completely harmless to us and only eats biodegradable waste, which is the main cause of most drain clogs.

How Does BIO-CLEAN Help My Drain?

Over time, waste begins to accumulate inside the pipes in your sewer system. It’s quite similar to how our arteries get blocked. This waste build-up in the pipes gets thicker and thicker and eventually reduces the size of the sewer openings to a very small diameter. This results in increasingly slow drains.

You may be inclined to get out the plunger or use a store-bought drain cleaner. We’re here to tell you the truth: these tactics are largely ineffective. They may work in the meantime, but they contribute additional debris to your drains and end up creating long term problems. A plunger uses force of suction to physically clear blockages, but it’s virtually impossible to completely clear out years of blockage. It may get to the source of problem but it can also damage your pipes.

This is where BIO-CLEAN comes in handy. Its friendly bacteria will effectively eat through all of the waste in your drains. They are completely harmless to the pipes themselves. They eat, feed, and multiply their way through all the waste matter until all of it is cleared up. These bacteria chemically change into carbon, water, and various other harmless elements and run right out of your waste system.

Where Can I Use BIO-CLEAN?

Bio-Clean can be applied to the following areas:

  • Kitchen sinks
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Laundry Drains
  • Floor Drains
  • Garbage Disposals
  • R.V. and Boat Holding Tanks
  • Septic Tanks and Fields


BIO-CLEAN is available as an inert powder that contains bacteria culture, protease amylase, lipase enzymes, and cellulose. This bacteria is in a state of suspended animation, but comes to life once you add it to water. Just add a tablespoon full to your drains and leave it undisturbed for about 6-9 hours. For best results, repeat the treatment for 5 consecutive days.

Advantages of BIO-CLEAN

Apply BIO-CLEAN every month to keep your drains thoroughly clear. BIO-CLEAN is not only safe, but is also economical. A single can contains about 100 drain treatments—that’s the equivalent to treating a 1,000 gallon septic tank.

BIO-CLEAN can replace caustic drain cleaners, plungers, and even avoidable pipe repairs. By making friends with the friendly BIO-CLEAN bacteria, you’ll have consistently clean drains with lower risk of clogging.

Contact us today at (609) 655-1073 for more eco-friendly drain cleaning methods and tips! And don’t forget—we’re offering instant savings on any plumbing service.