My mom. I just cannot say enough how often this woman amazes me with the breadth of her knowledge pertaining to just about anything under the sun. I am so thankful for her, for so many reasons!
The drains in our bathrooms have been painfully sloooooow for far longer than I care to admit, but with a visit from our friendly plumber always breaking the bank, I have been reticent to bite the bullet and have them looked at. Liquid Plumber did absolutely nothing. Isn’t is frustrating to spend so much money on something ineffective that you can (literally) watch swirl down the drain?
Then Mama Reita came in for a visit. I should’ve known she’d know how to take the proverbial bull by the horns!
Here’s what we (she) did.
Boil a few cups of water. (A teakettle works great for this.) Carefully pour water down the clogged drain. Using painter’s or masking tape, cover the overflow hole on the front of your sink. With one hand on the tape to ensure it stays fully secured (trust me: this will save you a world of mess!), use your free hand to vigorously plunge the drain. For especially stubborn clogs, repeat the entire process until your drain runs clear.
That’s it! A chemical-free, truly green solution to a very hairy problem! I just couldn’t help myself, could I?