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Sewer backup Should I put Drano Max-gel down the sewer drain in the basement to clear the clog?

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Do not put that in the drain in the basement. Use a sewer snake cleaner to fix the problem. Drain cleaner is very corrosive and can burn your skin. If it doesn't work, you will have to work around the drain cleaner.

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