I started living on my own recently, two months ago in fact. Everything seemed to be going fine….I was paying my bills on time, saving electricity by always turning off lights, keeping the place in general very tidy all of which would make my parents proud.
However, one thing I must have lapsed on was my washing dishes habit. Now usually I’m pretty good with this but I guess lately I have been washing food and lots of old cooking oil down the drain as I hate the idea of collecting it to be recycled (don’t worry I have changed my mind after the experience).
So about a week ago I noticed my water in the kitchen sink was beginning to get slower and slower in leaving the sink down the drain hole. At the time I didn’t think much of it (warning to anyone who has this, act NOW not later). The next day water just wasn’t moving through it at all, my drain was officially clogged up. I wouldn’t have been so panicked but I had my landlord coming to check the place out in a few days and he is a particularly extreme clean freak and perhaps a little OCD.
I immediately took to the web to look for solutions, I stumbled across a website listing a number of drain cleaner products which I immediately went onto Amazon and purchased almost all of them needless to say.
The products arrived a couple days later and I began desperately trying everything, things would work but I could still tell the block was there and I was about to call a plumber until I tried the last thing I had yet to try- basically a can of compressed air to blast down the drain. BOOM…it worked, in the process of covering me in disgusting gunk and old food, but it worked! Thank God.