What is the best drain cleaner for hair clogs? I have two teens with long hair and their bathroom shower and sink are always clogging. I’ll use anything as long as it works quickly.
Sara Watters, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Hair and grease are two of the most common reasons why drains clog. If you want to know which is the best pipe cleaner for hair clogs, take a look at this article: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-unclog-a-drain-shower-or-toilet-homemade-cleaner-recipe/
Usually, alkaline-based drain openers made with potassium or sodium hydroxide work best on hair clogs. Unfortunately, these chemicals react with water and produce hazardous gases. If you would prefer to try other ways to open up a clogged drain, here are some ideas for you.
One method that works well on hair clogs is to use a drain snake. It’s also known as a drain auger because it bores down into the pipe to clear the blockage. It works whether or not there is water in the tub or sink.
Another possibility is to use a plunger. A top quality powerful plunger can remove a clog quickly, but it needs water in the drain to work. If the drain is clear of water but drains slowly, you can try boiling water.
Pour boiling water into a drain without standing water. After it clears, pour some more. After two attempts, the drain should usually be running if the clog is gone. Clean and sanitize the entire drain with a natural homemade bathroom cleaner and you will be all set.