Jeremy wants environmentally friendly remedies for his problem
As always at this time of year, Cape Town starts to shut down and the question box is nearly empty.
Q: I am not sure if it is because we are using less water, but I am really starting to battle with blocked drains. Can you recommend any environmentally friendly remedies because we have small children and want to stay away from toxic products.
A: A quick check on the internet recommends two cups of baking soda, boiling water and a cup of vinegar. Remove all water from the sink or tub and pour one cup of baking soda down the drain.
Now pour two cups of boiling water into the drain. This mixture should dissolve the sludge and gunk in the drain.
Put the rest of the baking powder and vinegar into the drain and put in the plug. When bubbling and noise stops, pour in the rest of the boiling water and you should be good to go.
Do this every few months to prevent excessive build up of gunk.