Grandma's Handyman Service

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Mike was most understanding and had a world of patience!

~Bernard S. - Denver

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From Grandma's Desk

One of the many calls we receive at Grandma’s is for slow flowing drains. Drains will clog over time for various reasons: hair down the drain, accumulated debris and just a buildup of soap scum, etc. on the inside of the drain pipe. When a client calls for such a problem, we ask them to try the following first: There are two products commercially available in the local supermarkets – Drano Professional Strength Foamer® in a gray bottle and Liquid Plumr Foaming Pipe Snake® in a bronze bottle. Both containers look like the bottle is split in two and stuck together with one cap. I have been using the Liquid Plumr Foaming Pipe Snake®. Wait for the sink or whatever drain is clogged to completely empty of water and follow the directions on the bottle, however, allow the product to work overnight if possible or at least for several hours. Flush with hot tap water. This has been working consistently for my clients and I feel very good about saving them the expense of a service call. If it doesn’t work, that means that there is a more serious problem that we need to repair. If you haven’t done so, you may want to use this product in the drain pipe for your washing machine. That pipe is particularly susceptible to accumulating soap scum on the inside of the pipe and you won’t notice it until the water runs over.