Friday, November 16, 2012

I Should've Been A Plumber!

This is one of the issues that we never considered when adopting daughters who all desire long beautiful hair!

After all, before adopting we had only one daughter, 4 sons and no clogged drains. 
But that was back then and this is 

We end up calling the plumber for clogged drains every 4-6 months!

This time I taped up the bathroom sink and tried to wait as long as possible...

 the kitchen sink became clogged yesterday afternoon.
(paper plate time!)

When the kitchen sink is clogged and the dishwasher can no longer run for a family of many-

it's time 
to call the plumber!

He's here now, doing his thing!

We had three that were a priority but now since he's here he's checking all of them that come into contact with LONG BLACK HAIR! So far the total is at 6 drains!

I have talked to the children about not putting their hair down the drain AND combing their hair before  showering. It looks like we need to have that talk,

How do you solve this problem at your house?

So happy and thankful the drains will once again 

(We will be drawing for the "giveaway" tonight!! Add a comment to that post if you want a chance to win!)


Eileen said...

My husband learned to unclog the drains himself! It isn't too hard of a fix and it's saved us lots of money!

Joy said...

Have you tried a hair catcher? Target or walmart has them. We clean the hair out ourselves. It gets stuck on the drain and we either grab it or get something like tweezers to grab it. Then pull, pull, pull, and try not to be grossed out at what comes up with the hair. :-P

Karen said...

Joy is right...the little plastic (or wire) strainers that catch the hair (and other pipe pluggers) before it gets down the drain, work great.

thesleepyknitter said...

Like Karen and Joy, we use a plastic or wire "hair catcher" over the drains. It's not perfect, but it's cheap. And my husband also works on the drains himself. Heh, heh, one time he attached a sturdy guitar chord to a cordless drill -- instant and quite effective "roto rooter" -- but after the rather nasty explosion of drain "stuff" all over the bathroom, we don't recommend trying that at home, kids. :-)

xiushangirl said...

You do not need a plumber to unclog the drain. Ours plugs up all the time. All you have to do is unscrew the U pipe under the sink, you usually do not even need a tool. Have a shallow bucket under it to collect water. Then once that is undone. The plug will be between the sink and the place the pipe is open. All you do is take out the drain stop and clean out the pipe. I wad up a paper towel and use a back scratcher to shove it down the hole. It will fall in to the bucket below. Shine a flashlight down from the sink and see if you can see all the way through. If so reconnect everything and you are good to go.

Sarah said...

Fortunately, my hubby can do plumbing. We'd be in big trouble if that weren't the case!

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"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

We have a thing a ma jig that turns and has a mini claw thing on the end. It is really long! So we dump stuff from the store down....leave it to work, then use that thing- looks circular and unravels as you need it. Anywho- I am OBVIOUSLY not a plumber either ;). But I do know that using baking soda and vinegar on a regular basis can help a ton too!

Karrie said...

I know Home Depot and Lowes also sell a liquid (similar to draino) specifically for hair removal. We have had a lot of luck with that.

Darryl Iorio said...

But this was actually a cute trouble, seeing how happy your big family is. :D And I’m sure you can’t stay mad to your kids for this reason, but it is costly having to do this at least every 4-6 months. Anyway, there’s this kind of bath strainer which is called a hair stopper. I’m sure it’ll help you a lot. ;)

-->Darryl Iorio

Althea Tumlin said...

Well, if you really don’t want to have to repair the drains, it’s just easier to call a plumber. There’ll be no hassle on your part when you just ask for the help of an expert right? Just let the plumber do the job and enjoy the company of your family! ;)

Althea Tumlin