InVade Bio Drain - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Esther
    01/23/2015
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    For those small flies should I use Drain Gel or Hot spot better?
    A
     InVade Bio Drain works very well on drain flies. First, we need to make sure they are drain flies. Are you positive these small flies are drain flies?
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    69 of 90 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Lisa
    05/01/2011
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    Is InVade Bio Drain septic safe?
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    Yes, Invade Bio Drain is safe for septic systems.
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    37 of 41 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Mark from Baltimore, Md
    12/11/2014
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    Is this safe to use with the kitchen garbage disposal?
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    Yes, InVade Bio Drain is safe for use in kitchen sink garbage disposals.
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    26 of 27 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Nancy from Vero Beach, Fl
    07/14/2019
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    How long do I leave InVade Bio Drain before rinsing the drain?
    How long should it sit in drain?
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    We recommend treating at night before bed to allow the InVade Bio Drain to be in the drain undisturbed for 6-8 hours. 

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    24 of 25 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Lillian
    12/07/2009
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    How do I get rid of drain flies in the kitchen?
    I am having a big problem with drain flies in my home kitchen. My problem is that I cannot remove the cross bars in sink drain, so I will not be able to apply the gel to the sides of drain. Before I purchase, I thought I would ask your help. These things are really annoying, and I would like to rid them, prior to the holidays. Thanks!
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    Most people cannot remove the cross bars on the drain and that is ok.  The Invade Bio Drain and our other gels have a spout on the top and you can squeeze the bottle and "shoot" the product out the spout onto the sides of the drain.  Also, if you treat along the outside perimeter of the drain it should run down the sides where it needs to go.  You may want to consider our Drain Fly Kit which has a very high success rate.
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    15 of 18 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Tammy from Florida
    06/12/2013
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    Is InVade Bio Drain product safe for RV systems?
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    Yes, InVade Bio Drain will work in an RV. Be sure that you are cleaning your system as directed.

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    12 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Imperial from Hernando
    06/14/2015
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    Do you pour water down drain after putting drain gel down drain? Or do you let it sit 8 hours unused and the next morning run water down drain?
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    We recommend that you apply 4 oz of Invade Drain Gel in each drain opening when they are not in use. You should refrain from running water down the drain after application so the product has time to be effective in breaking up the organic matter in the drain. We also suggest appling 2-3 squirts of Gentrol IGR Aerosol after the drain gel to impede the insects reproductive cycle. Please let us know if you need anything else.

    How to Get Rid of Drain Flies Article

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    9 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Peg
    07/20/2010
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    Does Draino kill the microbial action of Invade Bio Drain? I had to use it between orders.
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    Draino contains some very harsh chemicals and most likely would kill the microbial action of the Invade Bio Drain. We recommend rinsing the drain very thoroughly before reapplying the drain treatment.
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    7 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Robert from Chicago, Il
    08/02/2012
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    Drain gel is very thick and doesn't really get into the drain. Should one pour a bit of lukewarm water into the sink to force it down into the drain?
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    You can, but Drain Gel  is supposed to be thick so it coats the drain as it goes down.  You should direct the gel just down the lip and sides going into the drain.  You should not coat on top of the drain on the sink so it won't go down the drain.
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    6 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Alida from Boynton Beach
    07/17/2016
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    Can I use InVade Bio Drain if there is a garbage disposal in the drain?
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    Yes, you can use the InVade Bio Drain in any drain including one containing a garbage disposal. We also carry the InVade Hot Spot which foams in the drain and will also be very effective for drains with disposal.

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    5 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bob from Ca
    12/12/2012
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    Does the 1 gallon bottle comes with a pourer like the smaller size bottle?
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    Unfortunately, no.  The larger gallon size has a typical wide opening and does not have a spout like the smaller quart size bottle.
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  • Asked by Martha from Asheboro, Nc
    08/16/2015
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    Can I use InVade Bio Drain in a toilet?
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    Yes, InVade Bio Drain is labeled as safe to be used in a urinal. Be sure to follow the label instructions.

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    3 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Stephen from Staten Island, Ny
    03/20/2019
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    How is Bio Drain applied?
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    InVade Bio Drain (Gel) Application Instructions

    To use Invade Bio Drain:

    1. If drain to be treated is not used regularly, first moisten the drain with 1 to 2 gallon of warm water before treatment.
    2. Apply product at periods of time during the day when drains are in lowest usage.
    3. Apply 4 oz to each drain around the edges, making sure to coat the sides.
    4. Repeat daily for 5-7 days and then every 1-2 weeks for ongoing maintenance.
    5. For drains that have a very heavy layer of scum, clean the drain with a brush before beginning treatment for immediate results and then maintain with InVade Bio Drain to prevent further build-up.
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  • Asked by Betty from Lapeer, Mi
    06/11/2015
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    What is the best combine use when using Bio Drain and Gentrol to control drain flies and phorid flies?
    If you put the biodrain in, does it take away the effectivness of the gentrol?
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    Gentrol IGR should be mixed with water and can be used inside the downspout and catch basin area of the drain. This application will be completed before you use the Invade Bio Drain. You will repeat applications every 2-4 weeks.  The Invade Bio Drain should be used by itself. You will use this to coat the drain and kill the microbes inside the drain.
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  • Asked by Gail from Sf Bay Area
    02/25/2016
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    Is InVade Bio Drain an above average product to make the odor in the drain go away?
    I have a bad smell in a drain that will not go away.
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    InVade Bio Drain Gel contains natural microbes, citrus oil, a gelling agent, and an emulsifier. The microbes consist of bacillus bacteria that eat away naturally at the organic scum buildup in drains and on floors and other areas with frequent food and water contact. Citrus oil aids in cleaning and also leaves a fresh scent after InVade Bio Drain is used. The remaining ingredients thicken and stabilize the liquid, helping it to coat drains and other treatment surfaces. 

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  • Asked by Josie from Falls Church, Va
    10/13/2014
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    Is InVade Bio Drain safe and effective for the shower drain?
    Specifically to eat through hair clogs that have gone into the shower drain?
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    InVade Bio Drain is safe for the drain in the shower. It will break up organic matter in the drain. However, if there is an excessive amount of hair inside the drain, you may need to use a tool (you can purchase locally) that works well for unclogging and removing hair from the drain.
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  • Asked by John from Montclair, Nj
    07/07/2017
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    How would I apply Invade Bio Drain in a sump pump area?
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    Typically for sump pumps, it is better to use a foaming product such as Invade Hot Spot instead of the InVade Bio Drain The foam will expand in the sump pump and provide more coverage in hard to reach areas.

     

     

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  • Asked by Jic from Ladson, Sc
    08/31/2017
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    Can you put Invade Bio Drain in a toilet tank overflow to clean the toilet jets?
    We have a reoccurring issue with mold and/or mineral deposits under the rim of the toilets coming from the water holes (jets) that we haven't been able to completely clear out with a regular toilet brush and cleaners. Would Bio Drain gel help?
    A

    InVade Bio Drain probably won't be the best product to use in your situation. You can turn the water off to the toilet and flush it so that the bowl and the tank are empty. Thoroughly scrub both, paying special attention to the area under the lip of the bowl and the tank. While the toilet is drained, you can apply Invade Hot Shot Foam to the tank and the bowl and let it sit overnight to clean all of the cracks and crevices that you may not be able to clean properly. This process may need to be repeated a few times before you are able to get rid of all of the gunk that has built up over time.

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  • Asked by James from Orlando,fl
    11/15/2018
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    Does Invade Bio Drain clean pipes of soap scum and other crud left after washing?
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    Yes, InVade Bio Drain consists of microbes of bacillus bacteria that eat away naturally at the organic scum buildup in drains and on floors and other areas with frequent food and water contact. 

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  • Asked by Alan from Exton, Pa
    09/21/2018
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    Will InVade Bio Drain work its way through the trap under a sink/shower/etc.?
    Obviously there should be standing water in the drain traps - will the gel penetrate the water and continue down the drain or is this meant to only treat the first few inches after the drain itself. Gravity and water pressure move the water through the pipes but how would this makes its way past a p-trap or the like. Thanks!
    A

    InVade Bio Drain is a thick gel that slowly coats the inside of pipes as it is applied. The micro-organisms in the drain gel naturally break down the organic buildup inside the treated drains. This is why you want to wait as long as possible before using treated drains, so you are allowing the product to work before it is washed away. Once the drain is used, then some of the gel may remain in other parts of the pipe and continue to work if there is buildup in the pipes. If you are using the recommended 4 oz of drain gel per use, then this would not be enough product to move the water out of the p-trap.

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