If you have a slow-moving drain, it means sludge is building up in the pipe. When that happens, pour 1 cup of salt into the drain, followed by 1 cup of bicarbonate of soda. Then pour a full kettle of boiling water down the drain.The abrasive salt and bicarbonate of soda mixture will break down the clog. If the problem is congealed grease, the clog will be loosened immediately. Don’t turn on the tap for several hours, if at all possible.The longer that you can go without diluting your work, the better.
If hair is the problem, you’ll need a stronger solution.This one will definitely work: place 2 cups of washing soda crystals (available from the laundry section of supermarkets) over the plug hole, then slowly pour through a kettle of boiling water.
Each of these methods can be made more effective by following them with a rubber plunger (available from hardware shops). Place the rubber cup tightly over the plug hole and push the handle down and up rapidly, creating a vacuum which might just help shift the blockage.
|Jacy on 27 April 2012 ,10:34 |
If you have slow bath drains, check out The Drain Claw at http://www.thedrainclaw.com/. You can unclog a bath drain because of hair without having to use dangerous chemicals.
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