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I just watched this really funny Liquid Plumr Rock Opera:
I can totally relate because every week when I clean the bathtub, I get to take this out of the drain:
Yup, that’s all mine. I shed like a cat. I’m not the only hairy member of my family, but I am the only one with long hair, so I single-handedly do all of the drain clogging around here, as well as the unclogging. I’ve been using Liquid Plumr for a couple of decades.
The (almost) idiot-proof knob
I don’t like spending money on plumbers. I think it all started when I was a little kid and I was whining to my grandmother that her water wasn’t hot enough for my baths. She used to boil water and pour it in the tub to keep me warm (yes, you could get away with that kind of thing in the 70s) but I suggested that she just turn up the thermostat. She tried, and pulled the knob off. You know, one of those plastic knobs with a half-moon opening to make sure it goes back on the right way. It was idiot-proof. But we were super-idiots.
We were both deathly afraid of the hot water heater, because it involved gas and fire. So, instead of just popping the stupid thing back on, we basically ran screaming from the utility room, afraid that gas was leaking from where the knob fell off and we were going to die. And she called a plumber. He came and put the knob back on, and then almost tearfully explained that since he had been dispatched by his boss, he had to charge my grandmother $190. For putting on a knob. And from that day forward I hated plumbers and tried to avoid them whenever possible.
Do it myself plumbing
Just last month I replaced the big rubber thing that goes up when you flush the toilet. It was a $12 part from Home Depot, and it took me about ten minutes to fix. I was insanely proud. I wish I knew how much a plumber would’ve charged for that. I should have spent that same amount on myself, bought some clothes or something.
So unclogging drains myself is a no-brainer. I’ve never had to call a plumber to snake a drain or anything like that, I’ve always used Liquid Plumr and it’s always worked. Their latest product, Liquid Plumr Penetrex Gel, is their fastest de-clogger yet. You just pour it in, and according to their website it will unclog even the toughest, hairiest clog in seven minutes.
According to their FAQs, you can use Liquid Plumr with copper, plastic or PVC pipes, septic tanks, even garbage disposals. Liquid Plumr is one of those things that I don’t want to be caught without. I don’t want to find myself in a towel needing to get into the shower, with a drain that needs unclogging and no Liquid Plumr on hand. That would be a very hairy situation indeed! :-)
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