I had a really annoying slow drainage sink in my downstairs cloakroom. It was forever flooding my hallway as the kids would flush the chain, wash their hands and think they had turned off the tap. After the toilet had filled, the tap carried on running but for some reason took yonks to drain – hence the overflow.
We tried putting One Shot down the sink, which is a really nasty acid hoping it would dissolve whatever was causing the block, that didn’t work.
We dismantled the pipe work expecting to find it clogged, but that was empty and clear.
We called a plumber who rodded over 5 metres (the most he had) and that too didn’t work.
We were all at a loss with what to do next, when the plumber suggested we reattach the sink to the waste pipe of the toilet, which wasn’t ideal and would need to redecorate to accomodate the new pipework.
During this time my husband who regulary visits the Far East was in Hong Kong at a trade fair and came across a product called Mr Pung! It was manufactured in Korea and was a simple plunging system that uses CO2 gas cartridges. He managed to get hold of one and thought as a last resort, it may work on our sink.
I was a bit sceptical, seeing as a plumber couldn’t sort it, but was willing to give it a try!
We covered the overflow hole with duct tape, filled the sink up with water then used the green basin attachment. We were a little worried as to how powerful the blast was going to be, but once we had covered the sinkhole and pressed the button it was remarkably quiet. There was a bit of smoke (dry ice) coming out of the plughole and a slight sulphury smell. We then ran the tap and the tap flowed beautifully.
It was a miracle and 2 years on, the water flow is still fantastic.
My plumber was impressed when I told him. He thinks there may have been sandy grit in the pipes that rods would never have been able to clear.
Having discovered such an impressive product we wanted to share this clever find with you. We now have the UK distrubtion and have renamed it the Blockblaster.
We have showcased the Blockblaster on Ideal World TV Shopping and regulary can be found at UK trade shows. Ideal Home Show – Scotland being our last one.
The Blockblaster is not just for blockages but is great for using every couple of months just to keep your pipes flowing. It is quick, safe and actually a bit of fun to use too!
And my plumber? He now carrys one in the back of his van and recommends it to his customers which is the biggest compliment we could possibly have!