Can you use Drano Max Gel in the toilet?
The only Drano® product recommended for use in a slow toilet is Drano® Max Build-Up Remover. When used according to label directions, the microorganisms in this product will break down toilet paper and organic matter in pipes, which can slow water flow. (This product will NOT open a completely clogged toilet.)
Drano uses caustic or oxidizing chemicals (like lye) to dissolve whatever is clogging a drain. The chemical reaction between the clog and Drano creates heat. Now, Drano does not clear a clog instantly. It's going to sit in the toilet (or farther down the pipes, depending where the clog is) until the clog dissolves.
- 8 Ways to Unclog a Shower Drain
- Pour boiling water down the drain.
- Try using a plunger.
- Use baking soda and vinegar (the natural alternative to chemicals)!
- Take the drain cover off and pull out the clog by hand.
- Use a hook.
- Use a plumbers' snake (also sometimes called a "toilet jack" or an "electric eel").
- To turn off the gas supply into your home, turn the supply valve tap to the horizontal off position (at a right angle to the pipe). To turn it on, turn the supply valve tap to the vertical on position (in line with the pipe). If you don't know where your gas meter or supply valve is, contact your gas provider.
- Go to your meter. Locate the gas safety shut-off valve at your gas meter and turn it to the 'off' position. It is off when the lever is at a right angle to the pipe. If the gas safety shut-off valve is hard to reach or will not operate, contact Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694.
Updated: 4th December 2019