Recently, I needed to buy some pipe cleaner, as sometimes even with care hair and other detritus gets lodged so deep down the shower drain that it is not possible to get it out. I always try to avoid/reduce use of bleach and other hard chemicals or products that incorporate them, as in the end it goes down the drain is not good for the environment.
However, unfortunately the 'bio' product of the same brand of cleaner I had used before (didn't know it existed before) was not very satisfactory so far. Is there maybe someone here who could offer details of the chemical function of these types of cleaners, and either knows a method to improve the use of the bio/organic one or recommend another product or compound that is easy on the environment but cleans drains well? For the proper use, the instructions say that for the 'organic' one (yes sorry for that chemically improper use but ...) you should add hot or warm water to start the reaction, though my worry is also that this added water will just flush the product down the drain depending on the size of the drain.
I know some of these ingredients and how they likely function, but not all of them and I am not sure what the combined effects might be. To my understanding the 'non-organic' one relies on the reactive power of chlor(ide/ine) and resulting reaction products, whereas with the organic one I am not really sure.
Specifically, it is about these two products: rorax and rorax bio (at least on the German market) The ingredients of rorax (said to be chlorine based in marketing) are given as water, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, myristamin oxide, sodium silicate, fatty acids, C6-12-, natrium salts as per http://detvo.werner-mertz.de/?lang=de&country=DE&prod_id=109655
The ingredients of rorax bio are given as water, sodium chloride, urea, sodim laureth sulfate, sodium thioglycolate, sodium hydroxide, Amide polyglycol ether, parfum, colorant according to http://detvo.werner-mertz.de/?lang=de&country=DE&prod_id=114331