Vortex is a powerful granular compound and drain treatment. It is the most advanced and effective drainpipe cleaner on the market. It is used by plumbers for instant cleaning of difficult drain conditions. We guarantee that this is different from most commercial drain openers and will do a better job on grease, fats, hair, scum, leavings, tobacco, vegetable matter, lint, cloth matches, coffee grounds, etc. Vortex will not clear congestion caused by broken glass, metal, earth, plastics, etc. DO not use on or with aluminum or plastic utensils.