State Chemical v Home Depot: Comparing Industrial Drain Openers
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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State Chemical v Home Depot: Comparing Industrial Drain Openers

There is nothing worse than a clogged drain. Clogged drains can quickly become disastrous by overflowing and spewing sewage all over the floor. Clogged drains can also lead to astronomical bills. For example, a country club in Alabama had to dig out a clogged pipe to fix the clog and the ensuing damage caused to their pipes. This repair cost them thousands of dollars.

At State Chemical, a 113-year-old company, we manufacture and distribute a variety of products to unclog your drain, known as drain openers. Our drain openers include acidic drain openers and alkaline drain openers. We sell drain openers to many industries, including apartment and condo communities, schools, and hospitals. However, we only sell business-to-business (B2B). We do not sell business-to-consumer (B2C).

When we speak to potential customers, many of them state that they normally buy their drain openers from big box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s. Many of them are faced with the decision whether to continue buying from Home Depot or Lowe’s or start buying from State Chemical. In order to address this conundrum, this article will compare the pros of buying from State Chemical to the pros of going to Home Depot or Lowe’s.

A bottle of State Chemical's product Scram.  The bottle is blue with a white cap and has a label on it that says

State Chemical Ships Industrial Grade Products to You and Provides Expertise.

State Chemical Provides Subject Matter Expertise.

The most prominent feature that State Chemical offers that you cannot find at Home Depot or Lowe’s is subject matter expertise. If you work with State Chemical, a representative will service your facility. This person will look at your drain, identify the problem, and suggest the best product to fix that particular clog. This is important because different active ingredients work on different types of clogs.

For example, if your drain is clogged with diapers or wipes, we can suggest an acid-based product like Scram. We know that drain openers, such as alkaline drain openers, do not work as well on paper and cotton. By examining your drain, we can offer the best solution for you.

State Chemical will also train you in the best methods for using each product. Different products must be applied differently and drain openers require you to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). If you buy a drain opener from State Chemical, we will show you how to wear the correct PPE. Therefore, State Chemical is better for you than Home Depot or Lowe’s if you are looking for service and expertise along with the product.

State Chemical Provides Inventory Management.

A State Chemical representative will help you decide which products you will need in the future and how many of those products you need. This will enable you to plan for the future and have the products you need on hand, whenever you need them.

State Chemical Develops and Manufactures Industrial Grade Products.

State Chemical develops and manufactures our own products in the United States. We only sell business-to-business (B2B) and do not sell business-to-consumer (B2C). Therefore, we can sell stronger products than those found at Home Depot or Lowe’s. For example, Scram uses a more concentrated, more pure form of sulfuric acid than similar products found at Home Depot or Lowe’s. State Chemical is thus best for you if you want a strong product.

State Chemical’s Products are Often Cheaper Per Use.

While State Chemical’s bottles tend to be more expensive than those found at Home Depot or Lowe’s, the cost per use tends to be more economical. Our products are more concentrated than those found in a consumer store, so you need less product per use. This means the products tend to be cheaper per use than those found in the store. Thus, State Chemical is right for you if you want a more economical cost per use.

State Chemical Ships the Products to You.

Unlike going into a store, State Chemical will ship our products directly to you. This saves you time compared to driving to Home Depot or Lowe’s. We ship 95% of our orders within 24 hours. State Chemical is best for you if you are looking for products to be shipped to you quickly.

Home Depot and Lowe’s Offer Bottles at Cheaper Prices You Can Buy Immediately.

Home Depot and Lowe’s Drain Opener Bottles tend to be More Economical than Bottles from State Chemical.

As mentioned above, State Chemical’s products tend to be more concentrated and thus cheaper per use than those found at a big box store. However, the price of the bottle at Home Depot or Lowe’s tends to be less than that of a similar bottle from State Chemical. If you are looking for a more economical bottle, then Home Depot or Lowe’s may be the right choice for you.

Home Depot and Lowe’s Offer Same Day Pick-Up.

A benefit of Home Depot or Lowe’s is that you can run to the store and buy the product immediately. At State Chemical, we need to ship the product to you, so we cannot provide a product on the same day you order it. Therefore, Home Depot or Lowe’s is better for you if you need a solution that day.

A diagram depicting a list of items for State Chemical versus a list of items for Home Depot. The list of items for State Chemical are: subject matter expertise, inventory management, industrial grade products, cheaper per use, and ships to you. The list of items for Home Depot are: cheaper per bottle and same day pick up.

The Punch Line: State Provides Subject Matter Expertise, Strong Products, Cheaper Cost Per Use, and Shipping, While Home Depot and Lowe’s Provides More Economical Bottles and Same Day Pick-Up.

In summary, State Chemical is the best choice for you if you want subject matter expertise, inventory management, strong products, a cheaper cost per use, and shipping. Home Depot and Lowe’s are best for you if you want more economical bottles and same day pick-up.

If you want subject matter expertise of strong products that are shipped to you at an economical cost per use, contact State Chemical and one of our representatives will reach out.