How does Super Digest-It work?
Bacteria and enzymes cling to the organic matter that cause clogs and over time (hours to days) it will eat and digest the gunk so your drains will flow smoothly. Our drain cleaner, Super Digest-It has a form of healthy, safe bacteria that produces 7 different types of enzymes. Each enzyme breaks down and digests different things like cellulose, proteins, carbs, etc. Remember these are microscopic bacteria and it may take some time to break down a clog especially if it’s big!
Is Super Digest-It really safe?
Absolutely! This ain't your Daddy’s acidic, burn-your-hand-off, drain opener anymore! It’s powerful but not dangerous. A great combination. Matter of fact, when our owner, Don, shows Super Digest-It to consumers he dips his finger in the bottle and wipes it on his shirt to prove its safe! Pretty cool, huh?
How much Super Digest-It should I use down the drain?
8 ounces is recommended. More is not necessary. But, if you do apply more than 8 ounces of Super Digest-It drain cleaner it won’t hurt the drain. Truthfully, you will just start with more poop munching bacteria! Gross, yet true.
How should I apply Super Digest-It?
Apply at bedtime so the drain will not be used. After you've applied the drain cleaner, let it sit overnight.
If possible, plug your drain and allow warm water to run into the sink for about 60 seconds. The warm water will encourage the healthy bacteria to grow so Super Digest-It can work quicker. Pour the Super Digest-It into the warm water and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before releasing the drain stopper. Let the product work overnight. Some tough clogs may require a second treatment.
Can I Use Super Digest-It in a toilet?
You sure can! Follow the "Slow Drain" instructions on the back of the bottle, but after waiting the 15 minutes (this time lets the bacteria activate) pour the whole mix into the toilet bowl. Then, if you can, flush the toilet once. If you cannot safely flush without an overflow, plunge the toilet a couple of times to help move the water around and get the bacteria to the clog.
Let the product work overnight, or while you are at work. Some tough clogs may require a second treatment.
Can I use Super Digest-It in my bathtub?
Mix 1 cup of Super Digest-It with 2 cups of very warm water and allow 30 minutes for mix to activate. Then, pour mix down the bathtub drain and let sit overnight. The longer you let it sit the better!
After using Super Digest-It my drains are still clogged, why?
If the product doesn’t work there may be a couple factors involved:
1. Our bacteria are living organisms and different environments can affect them. If you use heavy amounts of anti-bacterial soap or toothpaste it can kill or slow down the bacteria. You will have to apply Super Digest-It two or three times to get rid of the anti-bacterial soap first (Please note: Tea Tee Oil is anti-bacterial). After that, you should get better results. Did you know that tea tree oil is a big time bacteria killer, if you use tea tree oil products this may cause some problems as well!
2. You may need more than one application. Our bacteria are tiny little buggers and they need time to work. It could take a few battalions to attack the clog and finally eat it up completely.
3. Hair clinging to the drain plug. Sometimes hair wraps around the drain plug. Our bacteria cannot eat hair so before you can really begin to devour the drain blockage the hair should be manually removed from the drain plug. We recommend using a small hair removal snake if hair is a significant issue.
4. You may be part of the 2%. Our product will not break down inorganic solids which comprise 2% of the blockages out there. Simply said, there may be something down your drain that bacteria can’t eat. Did your well-meaning baby drop its toy down the drain?
Can I feed the bacteria to help strengthen it?
Uh, just between us, YES! Our Spartan Bacteria nutrition plan includes steak, potatoes, beer and ice cream for the little guys. Purchase our bacteria strength building plan for a mere $185. Okay, we're kidding! No, believe us, there is enough food in every drain to really beef these little bacteria up!
What if I need help?
Well it depends on the kind of help you need. If it’s regarding Super Digest-It call our customer service number: 1-800-476-1608 ext 102. We've just about heard it all.
If you need help with something else, feel free to drop us a line anyways. Maybe we can point you in the right direction, unless you need medical advice or it's an emergency. In those cases call the proper authorities.
Can Super Digest-It be used in garbage disposals?
Absolutely! Unlike most drain openers, it is safe for the garbage disposal! Plus, our bacteria really love the food they will find down your disposal. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to a bacteria heaven! Super Digest-It will even help deodorize your garbage disposal by eating up the food particles that are causing that raucous odor!
I have metal pipes, is that a problem?
Nope, our product is not caustic or harsh... just hungry!
How about clay pipes?
Totally safe. Super Digest-It is safe in all plumbing types. It's really good at eating the gunk in pipes, but turns its nose up at eating the plumbing.
Can I use Super Digest-It preventatively?
Definitely! As a matter of fact we recommend it! Super Digest It should be poured down your drains on a monthly basis to never have backups again... unless you’re Bigfoot and it’s shedding season. Seriously though, use this product monthly on your busiest drains and every couple months on the others and your drains will remain clean and clear. Sorry plumbers!
Will Tea Tree Oil affect this product?
Yes, Tea Tree Oil has natural anti-bacterial properties that will kill the good bacteria (the active ingredient in Super Digest-It). To properly clean your drains, discontinue the use of products containing Tea Tree Oil until Super Digest-It has fully unclogged your pipes. Please be aware that Tea Tree Oil is a contributor to backed up and slow running drains.