Hi, I live in a apt complex and the landlord is a deadbeat when coming
to repairs. Its my kitchen sink (double) that's clogged.The water does
go down but at a very slow rate (hours). I've tried the plunger,
baking soda ,salt & vinegar with boiling water and still no luck. I
even bought a 20' snake but I don't know the mapping of the pipes so I
don't know where the snake is going. Please help!
Try plungering again, this time hold a rag or basket strainer tight
on one side, and plunge from the other. Alot of times, you just are
pushing the water in double bowl sinks from one side to the other.
If this doesnt work, attempt a call again to the landlord, ask him please.
I know i cant stand going without my kitchen sink for long.
write back if this doesnt work. Good luck
The best advice is to somehow work through your landlord. If you insist
on trying it yourself, get some drain cleaner that contains sulfuric acid.
The reason it may work is that the water still drains slowly. Many places
won't even sell it to a non-plumber, but some places do. "Liquid Fire" is
the most famous brand around here.
Still, though, the landlord should be accountable.
There is a drain cleaner I use here in NJ that works wonders called "Open
Wide", available in most supply houses around these parts. When a snake
won't reach the problem area or if I run into a sharp turn the snake can't
get past, I gradually work this stuff into the pipe and let it fester
overnight. Works every time.
Thanks for the advise. I found a concentrated sulfuric acid cleaner
product at my local hardware store. Since there is evidence the water
S-L-O-W-L-Y drains I'm attempting using this product.
As far as the landlord, well, last time I had to get maintenance I had
to threaten legal action under "tenant/landlord rights" with formal
notice and notifying them of my knowledge of my rights that my
state,city & county gives me.
Very sad I have to use that method. Yeah I could move but I like my
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