That's good advice on manually cleaning traps, esp. if it's been
a while. It pays to put a little silicone-based grease on the trap
threads the first time, and it'll make the job w ahile lot easier the
I never use chemical cleaners here. When we have a drain
problem, be it tub or sink, I grab the ol' 6 gal wetvac. 'Have a
tub drain that used to be a real pain to clean, but it's a breeze
with the vac.
I just fill the nearby sink with really hot water, and run the wet
vac in the tub rain while draining the sink. Backflushed it like
this about a *year*
ago and haven't had to touch it since. 'Was
about once/month before, with our 3 teenage daughters who
wash their hair some 2-3 times/day.
I think the wetvacs have to be the handiest tools I own. 'Use one
every day in my appliance service business. We've come up with
at least 15 uses for one around a home, and I'm sure there are a
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