Have you had a toilet or a sink that has been stopped up for a long time? Have you been waiting for someone to fix it for you? Has your patience been running just a little thin? Did you know that you can fix it all by yourself?
FlyLady Laura’s husband is a plumber and he loves it when you use chemicals; because he knows you will end up calling him to get rid of the clog anyway. We have a great tool that can help you feel like a professional fix-it person. Who needs to get upset because someone has been procrastinating.
I just ordered the FlyLady Clog Cannon and it had arrived just this week!, as the pipes in my parents’ home, (where my daughter and I have moved, as they are in Assisted Living), were largely replaced, but the basement laundry sink was clogged and backing up from the upstairs dishwasher. I haven’t decided whether its wise to try it there, yet. But this morning, I walked into the kitchen to find the sink was stopped up. I didn’t think I’d poured anything into it that should have resulted in a clog, but neither have I been doing my baking soda/vinegar treatments, either.
So I got out my Clog Cannon, read the instructions, put pots/skillets under the trap, and decided to try it. I turned my head (didn’t have safety goggles), pulled the trigger, and the drain is open. I did get splashed a little, but hey, if I don’t have to use harsh chemicals in the sink, it’s ok.
Now, some vinegar and baking soda!