Three Ways To Get Rid Of The Black Slime In Your Sink Drain

Once you notice it, you can't unsee it. That black gooey substance spilling forth from your bathroom sink like something out of a horror movie. No, it's not the world's slowest moving blob that's invaded your plumbing pipes. It's just a mixture of substances that have gelled together into a disgusting clog. If you want to save your sink from that gunk monster, here are three ways you can do it.

The creeping black slime in your sink is a mixture of dead skin cells, spit toothpaste residue, hair, shaving cream, soap scum, bacteria, mildew, and essences of pretty much any and everything you have ever poured down the drain. Over time, the flow of warm water into the tight, dark space caused all these bits and pieces to amalgamate into the slimy biological film clinging to the walls of your pipes.

In addition to being smelly and unpleasant to look at, this goo is often the cause of slow drainage and can lead to respiratory and allergy issues if not eliminated as soon as possible.

One way to get rid of the gunk in your sink is to use an over-the-counter chemical dissolvent. The right type of product to get is one designed to treat slime buildup. These products typically contain enzymes and beneficial bacteria that eat away at the biological film. They are usually made of gel or foam to ensure the slime gets well coated and must sit for several hours. You won't be able to use the sink until the allotted time runs out, so you should administer the product before you go to bed or work, or during a time when you're less likely to use the sink.

Use a Natural Cleaner

Put a gallon of water on the stove to boil.

Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar down the affected drain.

Wait ten to fifteen minutes for the baking soda and vinegar to foam and begin acting on the slime. If the clog is particularly bad, you may want to wait a half an hour.

Pour the hot water down the drain. If you have plastic pipes, use hot tap water instead. Pouring hot boiling water down plastic pipes will damage them.

Wait another ten minutes and then pour a cup of bleach down the drain to kill bacteria and eliminate any bad smell. Let sit for about 10 minutes before using the sink.

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