Tip: Pour salt and hot water down a slow drain to clear it.
A couple of days ago I was partaking in one of my most favorite and relaxing activities: cleaning my young children’s bathroom. There are so many spots and smells I can’t identify that it is similar to watching the forensic shows I enjoy so much. Every time I clean, I discover something new and mind-provoking, which usually results in nausea or a migraine.
I don’t think my children’s sink is any worse than the average children’s sink and it probably has the same amount of cemented-on toothpaste. What I did encounter after spraying cleaner and trying to remove the toothpaste was that the water would no longer go down the sink quickly. Reluctantly, I decided to take a look at what was happening.
I feel that it would be harmful to your well-being if I gave any details on what I did find when the water finally drained and I pulled out the stopper. What I will say is that it is something similar to a horror movie and made me throw up in my mouth a bit. While I might spare you my mental picture, I am going to show you a picture of the black abyss in that drain because, really, why should I suffer alone?
Get a slow-moving drain flowing again and pour a solution of ½ cup of salt for every quart of hot water down the pipe.
True or bull?
True. The hot, salty water cleared out much of the black goop that was keeping the water from draining successfully.
Undercover Mother’s revelations
Mom: It can be a disgusting job, but someone’s got to do it. In all honestly, I have changed diapers that were far worse than that black sludge that I had to deal with, and the memory of my baby’s “disposal” is still enough to make my eyes water today. I think this tip would be great to work into your cleaning routine by adding the salty cocktail to your drains every third or fourth time you clean your bathrooms, unless you only do it quarterly, and then I suggest you invest in a good snaking system and leave it to the man of the house!