After having had several unpleasant experiences with backed up pipes, I am usually SOOOO careful what I put down it. No rice, no eggshells, no vegetable peels, basically NOTHING that isn’t liquid(ish).
Well, today I LOST MY HEAD and put the cut off ends of two bunches of cilantro down the sink and turned on the garbage disposal. After all….isn’t that what garbage disposals are designed to do??? I know, I know, I’d been burned before….I SHOULD have known better….but “knowing better” is not one of my strong points. :-)
Sure enough….the garbage disposal was running but no water was going down. It just sat there, a mocking, spinning, vortex of water!
At this point I was grateful that the hubster happened to be out of the house at the time. I could already hear the lecture that was in my future in my head! So in a desperate attempt to avoid said lecture, I decided to try a “trick” I had read about involving vinegar, baking soda and a “mini volcano”!
I didn’t take pictures of the unfortunate incident, so you’ll have to take my word on it….but I did make this nifty graphic describing exactly what I did. And guess what????? IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM! Crisis (and lecture) averted! As a matter of fact, when the hubster reads this, it will be the first time he’s heard of it. Hi hon! :-)))
While my kitchen sink clogging wasn’t exactly what I would have preferred happen today….at least it gave me a chance to try out the super, duper drain unclogging trick and share it with you! Aren’t you glad I “lose my head” sometimes? ;-)