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Mom’s Drain Unclogging Tip

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Green Clean | 2 comments

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so in honor of my Mom I’m going to share a tip she gave me for unclogging drains.

Short hair is nice because it washes down the drain without any trouble. Since I’ve been growing my hair out to donate it, however, my hair is now long enough to start clogging the drains in my bathroom. Previously I shared information about using baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice to unclog your drains, but when the issue is just hair it’s less expensive and just as effective to turn plastic strapping into a drain unclogging tool.

Strapping to unclog drain

Simply take a piece of plastic strapping and cut angled slits into each side of the strapping to create Vs. The slits should be small. If the slits are too deep the strap will be weak and break in the drain as it gets tangled in the hair.

Put the strapping in the drain with the Vs pointing down, so the strapping grabs the hair as you pull it out of the drain.

Do this and you will have a clear drain in no time, without any harsh chemical cleaners.

Nicole knows making small changes for the greener add up over time and hopes you’re inspired to make some changes of your own after reading her articles. She focuses on easy, green, homemade personal products and green living tips for city dwellers. Nicole lives in Pittsburgh, PA and you can find her on twitter at @_nlg_.

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  1. James

    Great tip, Mom always knows best. Though the proof is in the picture – where’s the hairball?

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