Bio-Clean Questions and Answers
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
Will it work on a clog?
If the material is biodegradable, yes.
However, in most cases, the stoppage is
not caused by a blob of something in the
trap. Most likely, it is several feet of
pipe that is filled with "gunk", 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.
How long will it take to see the
Some people notice improvement in a day
or two. Almost everyone will see results
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.
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
gook coating the pipe. In the following
6-8 hours they embed themselves in the
gunk so that when the toilet is next
flushed they will not be flushed out.
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 gunk chemicals leave
Does BIO-CLEAN contain any acid, lye,
solvents, perfume or poisonous
Will BIO-CLEAN attack tree roots?
Only roots that are completely dead.
Roots enter sewer pipes seeking the rich
organic food supplied by the buildup As
roots feed on the waste they grow,
branch out and eventually restrict flow.
Periodic use of enough BIO-CLEAN and
water to reach the root area will
eliminate the waste they seek. In this
manner, the use of BIO-CLEAN discourages
root growth in sewers.
Can BIO-CLEAN really help a septic
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 intestinal
bacteria to handle. BIO-CLEAN is very
effective on these materials. It
increases solids destruction, so fewer
pumpings are needed and that means money
More complete digestion also means fewer
undigested solids leaving the tank.
These solids would otherwise form a
black gooey accumulation in the leach
field and prevent water absorption by
the soil. Therefore, BIO-CLEAN extends
the life of a leach field.
Are any chemicals incompatible with
Yes. Chlorine, germicidal products,
anti-septics, sanitizers, chemical drain
openers, paint, lye, acids, cationic
surfactants and food preservatives. And
in general, anything that is inorganic
Does a garbage disposal and/or
automatic dishwasher affect a septic
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
dishwashing compound and treat regularly
with BIO-CLEAN. A complete list of
recommended products is available from
your authorized BIO-CLEAN dealer.
Does BIO-CLEAN stop odors?
Yes, by digesting the waste which is the
source of odor.
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
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 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.
What is the shelf life of BIO-CLEAN?
Several years if kept dry at normal
Environmentally, does BIO-CLEAN help
BIO-CLEAN is a great help and in no way
hurts the ecology. The active
ingredients in BIO-CLEAN are enzymes and
bacteria which speed up the natural
digestion of organic material. This is
the only process that recycles organic
waste back to plant food. BIO-CLEAN is
not harmful to pets or marine life. It
is so safe a child can apply it. Because
its action is natural, it enhances
nature's ability to cope with man's
What if I am not satisfied with the
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,
send the details and a telephone number