Down the drains

Wet smelly socks. That’s what the bathroom smelled like. Of course I did the obvious thing: I attacked Mt Washmore.

To no avail. Indeed, the smell got even worse.

So I took to the next sensible step. I cleaned the bathroom thoroughly. Hot soapy water, lots of elbow grease…

Nope. Now it stank like we were actually breeding smelly socks. Except that there were no socks at all in the bathroom. And it was much cleaner than usual.

Close to despair, I decided it was either of two things:

  1. A mouse had died in one of the cavity walls, or
  2. The clogged drain of the sink was the culprit

Instead of taking a hammer to the walls, I thought it wise to open the drain first.

The inside looked and smelled worse than I anticipated. I attacked it with plastic forks and knives and an old toothbrush. I might even have uttered some swear words. But in the end it was worth the effort.

Doesn’t this look wonderful?

drains I hadn’t seen it that clean in ages. And even better: the smell was gone.

To be completely safe, I also took the drains of the bath and shower apart and cleaned those out too.

I was completely done with smelly bathrooms.

Meanwhile, I might easily have saved between €100 and €200 by putting on my plumber’s hat for just a little over one hour. That’s a nice amount of money to put towards one of my DIY projects.


About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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2 Responses to Down the drains

  1. Kris says:

    Ahhh! Love the new, fresh smell! And three drains saved! Well, done, DIYman, you are the idol of drains worldwide! Grime shudder and quack in their smelly, little black boots when your name is spoken in revered, hush tones! All hail, DIYman! : D

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