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March 26, 2016 Last updated: October 15, 2018

How to Unclog a Drain

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Hair, soap scum, and dirt make up a cocktail of gross sludge that has to make its way from your sinks, bathtubs, and showers to the outside world. Over time, that debris can start to build up, resulting in slow drains and stagnant pools of water. If you find that your drains are acting more like corks, use this DIY method to get things flowing again.

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Illustration by Ted Slampyak