Don't buy. Waste of money
My sink was clogged but not to badly. This was the only drain cleaner product sold in woolies for $21 so I bought it to lazy to go to bunnings just for drain cleaner and thought this would work. It did help unclog the drain for acouple days but then started clogging again. So I used this again and it worked again for acouple days and clogged again, now its only soapy water and toothpaste going down this sink drain no hair or anything else clog worthy and the 3rd time I used it has just seemed to clog my sink all the way up. Their is hardly any drainage...for the price I paid I expected ALOT better. Ended up going to bunnings for a 2l $8 bottle of drain cleaner and what do you know its cleared the drain right up.
Purchased in November 2020 at Woolworths for $21.00.
You might as well use cement
This product sat in my drain and formed a clog similar to clumping cat litter. The result was an even more clogged drain. My husband had to get a garden hose to force it through. When he pulled the hose out it was stuffed with this product similarly to a clogged artery. Not just a waste of money, but further clogging your pipes.
Purchased in January 2021 at Coles Supermarkets for $20.00.
Effective and safe to use
A bathroom sink drain at home was completely blocked with hair and soap scum. It was also smelling foul and because it was completely blocked, I thought I'd better investigate exactly where the blockage was. I started by removing the U-bend and found that the blockage was not there, but in the sink outlet itself (just below the grate in the plug hole). I thought that it was important for the product to be in direct contact with the gunge blocking the sink plug hole, so I bought a blanking cap from Bunnings, Philmac 1 - 1 2" BSP Pipe Cap, Bunnin...gs code 90490500, for $3.55 and blanked off the sink outlet. Note: I had to apply some plumber's Teflon tape to the thread to make it watertight. I soaked 10g of the pellets to expand in a small cup of water for 1/2hr and then poured it in, left it for 24 hours and then removed the blanking cap with a bucket underneath. A lump of the soap scum gunge came out with the liquid I had poured in, and the remaining gunge was very soft and able to be poked through the sink plug hole with a screwdriver into the bucket below. I replaced the U-bend and the sink is now back in action. I would certainly recommend the Actizyme pellets, and I suspect that regular (every few months) simple application down the plug hole will prevent the build-up of gunge in the first place, without having to resort to removing the U-bend. All in all, I'm very pleased with the product, particularly because it's effective, it's safe to use and it's safe for the environment.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $7.95.
Takes its time, but does the job
I used this on a blocked toilet. Took my property manager a few days to sort a plumber, but by the time they booked one, it had worked! Took about 4 days of just letting it sit, then completely unblocked the toilet. Be patient and give it time. If you want something that works immediately, this is not the product for you.
Purchased in October 2020 at IGA for $24.49.
Does not meet its claim
claims to clear blocked drains - it does not. Even with the patience and multiple treatments recommended, the pellets just became a gluey blob that kept the drain blocked. If a drain is blocked, I need and want it cleared fairly quickly, say 20-60 minutes. Other products are far more effective. Actizyme does not work.
Purchased in October 2020 at Coles for $21.95.
Does not meet its claim
It claims to clear blocked drains. it does not. the pellets turn into a gluey blob which block the dry even more. It is ridiculous to ask people to be patient. If I have a blocked drain I need and want it to be cleared. other products work properly with drains cleared within 20 to 60 minutes. Actizyme does not work
Purchased in October 2020 at Coles for $18.95.
do not buy it's crap!
I tossed between the other product for 7 bucks and this one for 21 bucks. I thought oh ok 21 bucks must be sensational. 3 days the pellets haven't melted and my drain is clogged even more. So, I went out and bought the other 7 buck products which I wish I had of done in the first place and didn't even take 20 seconds. Don't waste your money!
Purchased in September 2020 at Woolworths for $21.00.
This product really does work. If your drains are really clogged it could take a couple of treatments so you'll need be a bit patient at first. I was skeptical at first but now It's the only drain cleaner I would use. I like that it's safe for kids, pets and the environment! Every once in a while I put a handful in my sinks and toilets to keep them flowing freely.
Best thing so far
I saw the other reviews but honestly it worked for me and today saved my life again. If you put them properly and wait for atleast 30 mins i will work 100%
Purchased in December 2019 at Woolworths for $21.00.
Does the job
Spent a lot of time investigating odours. Didn’t realise our system was unbalanced , once we added actizyme to the system, the odours disappeared and home smells sweeter!! Cheaper to buy in bulk. I plan to add a small amount on a regular basis to maintain balance
Purchased in May 2020 for $98.00.
Made my drain worse than before
My sink in the vanity was partially blocked but slowly the water would drain, went to coles and brought this a Actizyme natural safe pellets for $21 ,followed instructions,and now its blocked worse and I now have to call a plumber would never recommend this to anyone.
Purchased in October 2019 at Coles for $21.00.
This is the worst product I have tried in a long time. It clearly advertises that it clears blocked drains. It clogs blocked drains even more! Followed instructions and it just sat on top of drain did not go down, did not properly dissolve in the warm to hot water. Left overnight and still there the next morning. Not worth the money you pay, you will have more success with a plunger and elbow grease... pun intended!
Purchased in October 2019 at Coles for $21.00.
Cleared shower drain after 4 applications
Taking one star off because the instructions on the packaging could be clearer and more detailed for clearing an actual blockage. Being told "be patient" isn't as useful as detailed instructions. If you have a blockage, try dissolving first. And let it work overnight without adding more water down the drain. I put the larger dose (a heaped tablespoon) of pellets in about 300ml of warm water, waited 30 mins, stirred, then tipped it all into the drain last thing at night after the shower's daily use. No change noticeable after two nights' a...pplications, then after the third the blockage seemed to be WORSE. I don't have a plunger but used my foot to create some suction over the drain grate and the water drained away slowly. Was feeling dubious but tried a fourth application and then next night when using the shower I noticed it was draining much better. I applied a fifth dose for good measure and will use regularly now, but won't be putting the whole pellets down the drain.
Purchased in July 2019.
use for manny things
with a teaspoon of Actizyme in a bucket of warm water let it dissolve and water on sick plants. may take a few application and you by surprised .I but the same mixture on my silver beet, some thing I never had before. toll and larger greener than the Irish .
Unfortunately it did not work for my blocked shower drain
I purchased a tub of Actizyme Natural Safe Pellets from Bunnings. When I opened the tub I was concerned that the pellets looked like the pellets I feed to my children’s guinea pigs.
I followed the instructions on the tub and unfortunately these pellets did not work for clearing my shower drain. I have had an ongoing problem with hair buildup and I used a whole tub of Actizyme Natural Safe Pellets from several attempts to unblock my pipes. All attempts did not work for my situation.
Im not one to write reviews but I NEED TO in this situation!
I've had a partial blockage for almost 2 weeks in the kids toilet. Unbeknown to me they kept using it, therefore it was super clogged! After many attempts with a cheap plunger (usually always works) I gave in and went to bunnings and they told me (along with a few others) its best to get a plumber, but I've unclogged toilets many a time before and persisted that me, a single mum with no man around, that I can do this.
I put hoses down the I.O, down the toilet and still nothing. ...Put a couple of scoops of Actizyme down the toilet and I.O yestersay and woke this morning to find it was still blocked. Went and purchased a plumbers auger and came home today to find it's all cleared! Couldn't be happier with my $17 product, pity I'm way too impatient and spent another $80 on specialized tools. Worth a shot, but be patient! Lucky enough for us, we have another toilet.
Fixed the smell & blockage
I followed the instructions & got the desired results , just make sure you FOLLOW instructions. My toilet was severely blocked , It took 3 days until I got a good flush & now i will treat monthly to stop slow / smelly drains
Awful. Actually BLOCKED my sink!
My partner bought me this to use on a bathroom sink that was draining very slowly. Not only did this product not clear the problem, it CREATED one. Now the sink is totally blocked and refusing to drain at all. Followed instructions to the letter. Terrible. Will probably need to get something else to sort this out.
This stuff wks! I just used it an hr ago. I poured the whole container,flushed, then plunged. It didn't drain right away. Had to flush 4 times & plunge like crazy 4 times...but it works! My toilet is unblocked!
Used for 20 years
Having septic tank leach drain system have used actizyme pellets for 20 years never had to pump out or had any blockages ever having 6 adults 1 child living in house for the past 4 years.
Questions & Answers
I would like to create 50 g sachets in a cloth bag and suspend those bags inside the floor waste and shower waste in the bathroom Do you think that this will work?
Put it this way I’ve done something similar and didn’t work. I just take the drain grill off and clean it by hand now or pull out the hair before having a shower. Even after soaking the pellets they still become like glue and block the waste system even more then you’ve got a bigger issue and would have to call a plumber to unblock. Don’t do it.
Is this product suitable to stop odors in a 1000 litre Greywater tank where the water is stored from bathroom, laundry and kitchen and then used for watering the garden? Thamks
I wouldn’t recommend this product after the bad experience I had when I tried to unblock the vanity sink, it clogged it worse and the smell was so bad and the end I had to call the handyman to undo the pipe to clear it.
Can you use actizyme in self composting toilets
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