Wednesday, February 19, 2014

So that happened...

As a new homeowner, I am aware that I have a lot to learn about my house.

Last night, I learned two very important lessons:
  1. You can plunge a clogged shower drain.
  2. If you plunge a clogged shower drain, the results can be rather.... explosive.
If you are a new homeowner, there may be a time when you find yourself facing a clogged shower drain. Said drain may be clogged with your own hair, because you shed constantly and refuse to get a pixie cut, but it may also be clogged with who-the-heck-knows-what because who-the-heck-knows-who lived in the house before you. It an attempt to remedy this issue, you can take a good old-fashioned toilet plunger to the shower drain. FYI: The sound of plunging your shower will sound like the ceiling is going to cave in. If you plunge good and hard, and there is, in fact, a big wad of goop* in the drain, it will come out.... a lot. And it will be nasty. And it will be everywhere.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

Also, for the sake of saving your eyeballs, I did not take pictures of this event. You're welcome. I'll leave you with a cat picture instead.

Sleepy kitty

*goop is a good word because I can't stand to think about what else it was


Lisa C said...

And this is why I keep an industrial sized bottle of Drano in the house, haha.

Caitlin said...

Omg, that's happened to me before! So nasty.

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Bahahaha. This is hilarious. That is why I just stick with draino. I'm not trying to mess with that goop!

Tara said...

Bleh... gross! Thanks for the tip though, I wouldn't have thought to use a plunger!

-Heather- said...

Oh I know this feeling! We just moved in January, and my biggest thing was having a huge tub with jets. After we moved in, the tub was one of the first things I scrubbed (so I could use it as quick as possible of course!). After bleaching the crap out of it and the jets I finally went to feel that sucker up and enjoy, as I went to put the drain in all I could see was hair! I was so grossed out!

Evon Brow said...

The good ol' reliable plunger! I have to say that a plunger can be considered as one of the most major tools you have to have in your bathroom. You'll never know when you are going to need it. Keeping one is wise. What's wiser is to ask for a professional's advise regarding clogged drains, especially if it concerns a new home. You wouldn't want to learn that your new house needs an awful lot of drainage repairs when it is all too late now, would you?

Evon Brow

Jimmy Depetris said...

Yikes! That's an experience I would like people to avoid. Getting experts to have a look over clogging problems is advisable. Why? Professionals will be able to better assess the situation and repair it entirely. Doing a DIY repair may sometimes cause more harm than good. Take care!