HONEY I BROKE THE BATH!
Your enjoying that relaxing shower lathering up your favourite body wash enjoying the beautiful aromas
…….. oh but wait the water is rising up to your ankles.
… now up to your calves.
If this has happened to you you are not alone. You ignore the slow running drain at first and put off resolving, we know if needs attention however its not on the urgent list. We all lead busy lives (or at least we think we do) if it doesn’t meet the urgent and important criteria it soon gets forgotten or filed under low priority. As time passes it gradually worsens till after an evening shower it takes till morning for the water to finally drain away and even after a short shower you are wading about wondering why you shower has turned into a bath.
HELP WHAT NEXT
So what do you do ?
Well I will tell you what I tried first, I asked my Mum which was invaluable I found out lots of tips ideas and learnt something new. The product my Great Gran used was Soda Crystals and worked great for her. It is recommended to use them once a month to prevent blockages and have many purposes from unblocking sinks/toilet to removing stains. I found these easily on the Tesco online food shop and at £1 for a kilogram I couldn’t help but think what a bargain and great we will have this sorted in no time…….
The plug did look oh so shineey and there was a small improvement however this remedy was better used before the pipes got as blocked as ours. Gradually the drain got more and more blocked even after trying the crystals half a dozen time.
WHEN THAT DOES NOT WORK….
Add a bit of man power. It makes sense to try a flexible drain rod. We tried this but to no avail still no change. With a bath at critical and now after a shower not draining till morning we were getting desperate.
Reach for a commercially known brand … So with a higher price tag the 5minute wonder was tried.
Correction… 5 minute nadda.. nothing .. Zip
Higher price in this instance did not result in the higher result..
So we had tried family faithful solutions, a DIY Rod tool and a commercial remedy with no joy. Just when we were ready to throw in the towel and admit defeat we tried again.. The net was the last try with a wealth of knowledge it was worth a shot and I am glad we did.
LAST TRY BEFORE CALLING A PROFESSIONAL
The net was the last try before admitting defeat, with a wealth of knowledge it was worth a shot and I am glad we did.
After one search and one website click I found a NATURAL HOME REMEDY.
Oh you might say that will never work well
I kid you not it worked wonders. The few simple kitchen cupboard ingredients of Bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar just half a cup of each (bicarb first) and leave for three hours. At around three hours the drain gurgled and the blockage dispersed.
If you fancy learning more check about this great solution from home.howstuffworks.com click here to see more detailed instructions.
NOW THE GROSS BIT
If any of you have kids you will know the great amusement from the grotty and down right disgusting. The product of all our trouble the obstruction to the drain having landed in our outdoor drain and our children were wetting themselves with laughter at ……
I must state here RESEMBLED ONLY….. no guinea pigs were harmed in this natural home remedy.