I recently used Instant Power Hair Clog Remover in my shower drain to remove a huge hair clog that had stopped up the drain, first causing a slow draining drain, and then a completely stopped up one.
Before I resorted to a clog remover I tried to manually remove the hair, and I did remove a large amount of it from the drain, using a rigged up metal wire hanger to pull up lots of it. I know, yuck, right?
I was originally going to take a picture to show you, but it was way too disgusting.
Unfortunately, I couldn't remove enough of the clog with this gerry rigged system, and so my next resort was to head to the aisles of Walmart and look for something to help clean out the drain.
I was worried about choosing a product safe for the pipes since I've heard horror stories about products that eat a hole through them, and frankly I have no idea what type of pipes I have so I wanted something safe for all of them.
The bottle says "safe for all pipes" which I found comforting. (It also says it is safe for septic tanks, for those of you who have one.) Further it said it was for sinks, tubs, and showers so I felt like it was appropriate for my problem.
I knew I was dealing with a hair clog, so when I saw this product I knew it was an obvious choice. It was also the cheapest one on the shelf, and had a guarantee, saying "guaranteed to work or its free!" I liked that.
I bought the stuff and took it home.
I followed the directions to the letter, especially since the instructions on the bottle made me kind of afraid of this stuff. It had detailed instructions on how to open the bottle to prevent it splashing on you, for example, since this stuff is extremely alkaline in nature.
I didn't have any standing water after several hours of draining, so I wore rubber gloves, carefully opened the bottle, and poured 1/4 of the bottle into the drain.
It says to wait at least one hour, or overnight if best, so I left it overnight. I figured it would need a lot of time to attack all that yucky hair.
Then, the next morning I flushed hot water down the drain (which was the last part of the instructions) and it actually all flowed down like it should! My clog had been cleared!
The end result -- this product completely removed the clog and I now have a clear and fast running shower drain again, and it's been several weeks now and I have not noticed any issues with the pipes, so I deem them fine as well.
This stuff worked as promised, and did exactly what it said it would.
I hope not to have more clogs in the future, since they're gross, but I know I'll use it again in the future if (and when) this issue comes up again.
Unfortunately, I know we'll have some more clogs in our future with three long haired females in the house, so this stuff will get a work out.
Has anyone else used this product? If so, I'd love to hear how it worked for you. You can share your review here of this or any other clog remover, sharing how it worked for you, good or bad. Plus, you can read other reviews at the link that have already been submitted.
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