Drain Cleaners

Perfect for quickly removing grime, grease, hair and more from drains and pipes, drain cleaners are the weapon of choice for those looking to keep their plumbing working (and smelling) like new.

No matter the type of drain blockage you're dealing with, Cromwell stocks a range of drain cleaners so you're bound to find the right one for your usage.

What are drain cleaners?

Drain cleaners are a liquid solution that's poured down a sink or drain to unclog and clean pipes.

They typically work by adding electrons to the unwelcome material that's stuck in the pipes. This makes the material 'burn' thanks to the resulting chemical reaction, which in turn makes the grease thinner and much easier to simply wash away.

Why buy drain cleaners?

Drain cleaners are, by far, the quickest and easiest method of unclogging a drainpipe. Other methods can be smelly, difficult, and time consuming - and nobody wants to spend their time trying to scrub the foul-smelling sludge from their drain!

Drain cleaners are a simple yet effective solution, requiring a mere fraction of the time and effort that manual pipe cleaning would take. Simply pour the solution down the blocked drain, let it sit for 5-30 minutes (depending on the severity of the blockage) then rinse away the blockage with water.

When are drain cleaners used?

Drain cleaners are regularly used on both industrial and domestic drains. Depending on the type of drain cleaner you buy, they can help remove:

• Grime
• Dirt
• Hair
• Food
• Grease
• Other blockages

If you're looking for the right drain cleaner for your usage but aren't sure about the best option for you, feel free to ask our experts for specialised advice.

Considerations when choosing drain cleaners

• Speciality - Some drain cleaners excel at removing grease, grime, and food - perfect for commercial or kitchen usage. Other drain cleaners are better at removing hair, which is better for use in hotels and domestic baths, showers, and sinks.


How long does drain cleaner take to work?
Drain cleaners typically work within 5-15 minutes on typical blockages. Tougher, more compacted blockages can take up to 30 minutes to fully loosen the blockage.