Some high-strength drain cleaners include Drano Max Gel, Roebic Professional Strength Liquid Drain Opener and Liquid-Plumr Power Gel, according to the Drano, Roebic and Good Housekeeping websites.Users should fully read and understand the instructions for all drain cleaners before use.
Drano Max Gel is a gel remover that is designed for use on all different types of pipes, including metal, PVC and plastic, states the website. The product cuts through the various materials that cause clogs, such as soap scum or hair, among other materials. To use the product, consumers should slowly pour the gel into the clogged drain and allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes. After the solution has a chance to work, the pipes should be flushed with hot water to remove any remaining materials. The process may need to be repeated multiple times for tough clogs.
Roebic Professional Strength Liquid Drain Opener is offered by Roebic and works well on grease-based clogs, as well as for food and hair, among other materials. The cleaner is safe for use on plastic pipes, notes the website.
Liquid-Plumr Power Gel is also designed for use on tough clogs, and the gel should sit in the pipes for at least 15 minutes before it is flushed out. The amount of gel used depends on the severity of the clog.