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How To Clear The Black Slime From Your Bathroom Sink

We’ve all had slow-moving sinks in our bathrooms. It’s interesting how we will see our water draining slower and slower, do nothing until it’s clogged and we finally decide to take action. When it comes to black slime in your drain, it’s always best to tackle the problem sooner than later. The black stuff has many names, such as black sludge, bio-slime, and biofilm. If you’re a family with teenagers, slow-moving sinks are a common occurrence. The slime is living organisms made up of hair products, skin cells, body oils, food, toothpaste, hair, phlegm, and anything else that can stick to the walls of your bathroom drain.  

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The Organic Approach To Black Slime

Black slime usually gathers toward the top of your drain; the slime sticks to the sink stopper and collects waste. Assuming you’re not the do-it-yourselfer and you do not want to remove the stopper, then take a 1/2 cup of baking soda, and a rubber spatula then add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Begin to mix the two products until it slowly moves down the drain. Wait for ten minutes. While you’re waiting, boil some water and slowly pour the water down the drain. If your drain is still moving slowly then repeat the process.

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Clear Your Drains With Conventional Drain Cleaners

You can also use a conventional drain cleaner such as Drano Max Build Up Remover, Roebic Crystal Drain Opener, Liquid Plumr Clog Remover, and Zep Clog Attack. These are all recommended for small drains and very safe for drains and minor clogs. In fact, Drano Max Build Up Remover contains natural enzymes and macrobiotics. These products are also safe to use as monthly maintenance. The products are not meant to replace your plumbing expert and should never be used on tough clogs or toilets.

Cool, Cheap Tools For Clearing Hair

There are some cool tools that you can purchase for less than ten dollars that can clear the hair from your sink drain. The tools are FlexiSnake Plastic Drain Stick and a ZIP-IT drain cleaner tool. You should only use these tools when accompanied by the other drain cleaning methods because they are only suitable for removing hair, and they will not remove the black slime. When you’ve exhausted all your efforts for clearing your drain, call your plumbing technician at Big B’s Plumbing. License #986152

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