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Our highly trained drain experts are here to answer your questions. Find out how our eco-green cleaning and drain opening products can best solve your specific drain dilemma.


Our highly trained drain experts are here to answer your questions.

Ask Our Drain Experts

Find out how our drain opening products can best solve your specific drain or septic dilemma. Take a moment to read the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Who is Instant Power Professional?

Instant Power Professional is the commercial arm of Instant Power Corporation, a 60-year-old Dallas, Texas based company. Instant Power is a family-owned company and is the fourth leading drain chemical company in the U.S. At Instant Power Professional, we call ourselves The Drain Experts. We produce products that help the customer avoid having to call a plumber. We pride ourselves in our ability to roll up our sleeves and help customers solve their drain problems. Contact us for more information.

Why should I use your Heavy Duty Drain Opener vs. other drain openers?

Instant Power Professional Heavy Duty Drain Opener is a highly concentrated dual hydroxide formula that dissolves hair and grease fast. Most big-name bleach/hydroxide drain openers do not dissolve hair.  Instant Power is safe on all pipes and does not emit odors or fumes. Contact us for more information.

What Instant Power Professional Products are Green/Sustainable?

Our new Eco That Works! Line of Drain, Septic, and Holding Tank Products are environmentally friendly and get the job done. Most of our Eco That Works! products are Green Seal and/or NSF Certified.  Contact us for more information.

Are your products safe on all pipes and septic tanks? 

Yes. Our products are safe on all pipes and septic tanks. Contact us for more information.

What is the difference between your drain opener and your drain maintainer?

Our drain openers are dual hydroxide caustic blends that are designed to unclog drains by dissolving hair and grease. Our drain maintainers are bio-enzymatic products that are designed to improve slow drains, remove bad smells and pests like fruit flies, and improve functionality of grease traps, septic tanks and holding tank systems. Contact us for more information.

Safety Tips

All Instant Power® products are safe for PVC piping and septic tanks when used as directed.

Drain chemicals can cause severe burns and blindness. Always wear protective safety goggles and long rubber gloves when using and working on drainpipes that remain clogged and contain drain chemicals.

  • Keep locked up and out of the reach of children. Do not use in the presence of children or pets.
  • Do not use where other drain openers or chemicals are present or have failed to clear the drain. Doing so can result in dangerous eruptions of lye or the creation of toxic gasses. Call a plumber.
  • Because of possible eruption of lye, do not stand over or look into any drain opening while using.
  • Immediately after pouring drain opener into drain, cover opening with a non-aluminum dish, pan or bucket to protect from the possible eruption of lye.
  • Do not use in garbage disposals, toilets, dishwashers, or other appliances.
  • Do not plunge, because splashing may cause injury.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance.

Prevent Clogs

Clogs are caused by build-up clogging material on pipe’s lateral section.

On a regular basis, clean out strainers and stoppers in your bathtub or sink.

Pour grease into a can and toss it in the trash versus pouring it down the drain.

Don’t dump chemicals, such as paint thinner, or materials like hot wax down the drain.

Keep kitchen plumbing clog-free by not putting food particles with stringy or fibrous consistency, such as celery, banana peels and potato skins, down the drain.

Common Causes

Clogs are caused by buildup in the lateral section of the pipe or in the trap. This drain clogging material (hair, soap, grease, and toothpaste) attach to the inside walls of the pipe until the drain is completely clogged. Use a drain opener to remove all drain clogging material so your drain will function properly.

Best Ways to Treat

The longer you leave the drain opener in the drain, the more it will dissolve buildup.

For the first application, use 2-4 cups. If this does not clear the clog, use more product.

If possible, leave product in drain overnight and flush with hot water in the morning.

To clear sewer line clogs, add Main Line Cleaner to the closest point between the house and sewer line.

For garbage disposals, add 2 tablespoons of Septic System Treatment weekly to remove odors and keep the drain functioning properly.

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– Bonnie B., Orange Park FL

“I just wanted to let you know, this stuff (Heavy Duty Drain Opener) really works. I was very skeptical, as other products did not. So, when I saw your 100% guarantee, I bought it, tried and it worked just as said. Thank you so very much!”

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