When your shower or sink drain blocks you probably reach straight for a liquid chemical drain cleaner. There are a number of popular brands available on the market but they all basically work in the same way. They contain powerful chemicals – typically peroxide, bleach or sodium hydroxide – which react with the electrons in the blockage, generating heat and gas which clears the drain by dissolving the blockage.
Whilst these chemicals can be effective they also have serious disadvantages – they’re all highly toxic so can be very dangerous indeed if inhaled or swallowed, and even short contact with the skin can lead to serious chemical burns. Additionally, although such products can appear to work very effectively, they can also be damaging to your pipes. The same chemicals that react with the blockage can also react with your pipes and plumbing system, eating away at them over time and eventually leading to irreparable damage that can be expensive to put right.
That said, people still reach for these products when their drains are blocked because they need a quick solution. What if there was a drain cleaner available that worked just as well as harsher chemical products but contained no bleach or sodium hydroxide and was safe on the skin, without toxic fumes? At Ecoprod our whole business is about sourcing and supplying environmentally friendly products for the washroom, so we were delighted when we came across the Green Gobbler, which does exactly that.
How Green Gobbler drain cleaner compares with traditional drain cleaning products
- No harsh chemicals – unlike most household drain cleaners, the Green Gobbler contains no caustic sodium hydroxide or bleach. Instead, the Green Gobbler uses a proprietary patented blend of ingredients with a monosodium bisulfate base.
- Safe on pipes and porcelain – the Green Gobbler clears blockages and opens pipes and drains without any damage to your plumbing system, meaning you don’t need to worry about future plumbing bills as a result of caustic chemicals damaging your system.
- Non-toxic – the lack of caustic chemicals also means that the Green Gobbler is safe on your skin and doesn’t emit toxic fumes while it’s working, meaning it’s safe to use in the household without having to keep the bathroom closed off whilst it’s working.
- Easy to use – the Green Gobbler is granular rather than liquid and comes in pre-measured sachets containing exactly the amount you need for one application. One packet can be poured down your bathroom or kitchen drain to break down hair, paper, soap scum, feminine products, sludge and cigarette butts.