Frequently Asked Questions

Can Bio-Clean clear drains blocked with hair?

Yes, but hair is so fibrous, it can take a long time and a lot more treatments to do so.
We recommend removing any hair clogs with a snake prior to treatment. This will allow Bio-Clean to focus on the gunk that the hair stuck to in the first place. Once Bio-Clean has digested the gunk, no more future hair clogs!

Will BIO-CLEAN eliminate drain flies?

Yes. As a byproduct of digesting the dead organic waste in your plumbing, BIO-CLEAN eliminates drain flies by removing their breeding environment.

What if I am not satisfied with the results?

BIO-CLEAN comes with 100% money back guarantee. First, make sure all instructions were followed. Second, allow enough time for the conditions involved. If still no favorable results, email us the details and a telephone number to reach you at.

Will BIO-CLEAN attack tree roots?

No. BIO-CLEAN only attacks dead organic waste, it will not harm any living organism.

Can BIO-CLEAN stop odors coming from a cat litter pan?

Definitely. Best results can be obtained by washing and drying pan and then sprinkling the bottom with BIO-CLEAN before adding new litter and coating the top with BIO-CLEAN.

Does BIO-CLEAN digest hair?

Yes. However, it does take much longer than most any other organic material. In drains, soap scum, skin oils, etc. bond hair to pipe surfaces. BIO-CLEAN digests these other materials more quickly, which releases the hair to wash downstream.

Should the toilet be flushed after pouring BIO-CLEAN into the bowl?

Do not flush for 6-8 hours. The quart of mixture poured into the bowl pushes one quart of water and mixture out of the bowl into the stack. The enzymes and bacteria carried out in the quart leaving the bowl are deposited on the sludge coating the pipe. In the following 6-8 hours they embed themselves in the sludge so that when the toilet is next flushed they will not be flushed out.

Does a garbage disposal and/or automatic dishwasher affect a septic system?

Yes – in two ways. Disposals add greater loads. Without frequent BIO-CLEAN treatments, faster accumulation of solids in the tank occurs. Most automatic dishwashing compounds, either powder or gel, contain chlorine, which is damaging to all biological activity. For the least overall problems, don’t use the disposal for material that could go into solid waste or be composted. Use non-chlorinated, biodegradable dishwashing compound and treat regularly with BIO-CLEAN. A complete list of recommended products is available from your authorized BIO-CLEAN dealer.

What is the shelf life of BIO-CLEAN ?

Several years if kept dry at normal temperature.

How does BIO-CLEAN compare with liquid biological products?

BIO-CLEAN is more concentrated, more uniform, more stable (longer shelf life) and more economical. Liquids depend upon preservatives to keep the bacteria dormant while in the bottle. Most have a high percent of surfactant to emulsify oils and fats, not digest them. Enzymes in solution interact with each other, which results in shorter shelf life and/or a single enzyme product.

Does BIO-CLEAN contain any acid, lye, solvents, perfume or poisonous substances?

Absolutely not. None of these damaging substances are found in our product.

Are there any chemicals that are incompatible with septic systems?

Yes. all anti-bacterial products such as: Chlorine, germicidal products, anti-septics, sanitizers, chemical drain openers, paint, lye, acids, cationic surfactants and food preservatives. And in general, anything that is inorganic (not biodegradable).

Aren’t chemical drain openers much stronger than BIO-CLEAN ?

The strongest chemical in the world can’t climb the side walls of horizontal pipes. Gravity makes all chemicals run along the bottom. Nor can chemicals remove much waste in vertical pipes because they flow through so quickly. The bacteria in BIO-CLEAN are live and will go anywhere there is food. They will remove the sludge chemicals leave behind.

How long will it take to see the results?

Most people notice improvement in a day or two. With proper application, results are guaranteed in one to three weeks. Note: The cleaning process is not completed with the initial five day treatment. The time is determined by the type of material the buildup is comprised of (grease, soap, hair) and the length of the lines. Hair takes the longest to digest.

Can BIO-CLEAN stop odors?

Odors are caused by biodegrading organics in your drains. BIO-CLEAN eats those organics, therefore eliminating the odors.

Will it work on a clog?

If the material is biodegradable, yes. However, in most cases, the stoppage is not caused by a complete clog of something in the trap. Most likely, it is several feet of pipe that is filled with firm “sludge”, and it may take several days for the bacteria to eat through this long blockage. Therefore, it is suggested that a mechanical cable be used to restore the flow. Then begin BIO-CLEAN treatments to remove any remaining waste build-up. Regular maintenance treatments will prevent new build-up.

Can BIO-CLEAN really help a septic system?

Absolutely – in several ways. The bacteria in BIO-CLEAN are specially selected to digest a larger variety of waste, and metabolize it faster than naturally occurring bacteria or yeast additives. Oils, fats, grease and paper are very difficult for septic bacteria to handle. BIO-CLEAN is very effective on these materials. It increases solids destruction, so fewer pumpings are needed and that means money saved. Government Literature states that only 40% of the biodegradable waste is digested by the septic bacteria normally present in sewage.Not true! Bio-Clean digests 100% of all biodegradable waste.

More complete digestion also means fewer undigested solids leaving the tank. These solids would otherwise form a black gooey accumulation in the septic field and prevent water absorption by the soil. Therefore, BIO-CLEAN extends the life of a septic field.

How can such a small amount of BIO-CLEAN be effective in plumbing?

There are millions and millions of bacteria in each spoonful. Each one will eat its weight of waste every 60 seconds. They double in number every 30 minutes, and as they multiply they will spread throughout the entire drain system.

Environmentally, does BIO-CLEAN help or hurt?

Help of course! BIO-CLEAN eliminates the harmful contaminants in wastewater so that only minerals and plant food remain.