I recently had a real problem with my bathroom sink. The water was taking ages to run away and the sink filled up very fast but drained at a snails pace. To try and sort this I made a visit to the cleaning aisle at my local supermarket.
After pursuing all the available products I realised I needed something heavy duty to solve the problem and settled on the Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer. It definitely seemed more potent and powerful than the rest. At my local Asda it was on special offer at £3 it is normally priced around the £3.75 mark - a bargain if it worked!
The bottle contains 2 separate liquids each in their own separate compartments in the bottle. When mixed together they activates on contact to unleash a powerful foam that gets to work removing whatever gunge you have clogging up your pipes. You then leave it for an hour then run warm water down your sink to get rid of the foam and any residue.
The only problem I had was that my bathroom sink is fairly average in size but when you position the bottle over the plughole it doesn't quite fit and the 2 liquids started activating quickly at the plughole rather than in the pipes. It meant that I ended up doing this process twice using half the bottle on each occasion. However having said all that it really did work and I now have a sink that drains quickly just like new.
A word of warning the liquids can be quite corrosive so be careful when using this and keep it our the road of children.
This really works and I'm going to used it on my kitchen sink next!
My bathroom sink had been getting slower and slower to drain over the last few weeks, and like most people I just ignored it at first. However by chance I spotted a bottle of this Mr Muscles foaming product in my corner shop and grabbed it on impulse.
Its quite expensive, I paid over £3, especially considering that each bottle can only be used once, however I did buy it at a convenience store so I imagine its possible to get it much cheaper at other places, maybe even Wilkinsons or Pound Stretcher type places. Even at the higher price though its reasonably good value for money thanks to how effective a job it does.
The bottle has two 'compartments', with two separate ingredients. One side has a liquid and one side a gel and the idea is that they mix together as they are being poured down the plug or drain and react with each other to create a foam. This sort of happens, but due to the different consistency of the two parts the mixing actually happens in the pipe rather than as they are poured. The liquid bit is empty before the gel has even started to make its way slowly out!
Once the whole bottle has been emptied down the drain and its turned to foam, you leave it for an hour or so then run hot water down the plug to clear it out. I wasn't expecting miracles, but was pleasantly surprised. The plug and the drain actually looked visibly cleaner and shinier, and the problem was completely solved. As soon as I started running the hot water it was draining perfectly and quickly. Mr Muscle did what he promised! Its probably been about a week since I used the product and the sink is still draining like a dream.
Mr Muscle Foamer is a brilliant revolution in unplugging sinks in my personal opinion. It costs around £3 for a box containing two sachets which you simply and easily just pour into the blocked plug hole and leave it overnight (the box actually says two to three hours but we always leave stuff overnight to get a better effect).
There was a bit of a smell but because we were going to bed anyway we just closed the kitchen door and left it to do its work.
The following morning the instructions say to our 500ml of BOILING HOT water down the plug hole.
The plug hole foamed up over the top and came into the sink ad then we just rinsed this away, as per the instructions. It was that simple and easy to use and it really did work very well in my view. I was very impressed with this product.
Previously the sink had been blocked for almost a week and we had tried to use the plunger and other sink unblockers but they hadn't made any difference at all.
The box comes with two sachets in case you need to use it twice for severely blocked sinks but we did not need to.
A great product that really works.
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There's one man in my life that I can rely on to do all my cleaning for me..... and that man is Mr Muscle. He tackles jobs around the house that frankly no one else wants to do and does them with ease.
I bought a bottle of his sink and drain foamer for my kitchen sink a while ago and never thought to use it on my shower drain until my husband pointed out that it would work just as well on this as any other sink so I gave it a try. Over the last couple of weeks the shower has slowly been taking way longer to drain than usual and I find if I take a long shower by the end of it I am standing in a couple of inches of water which is not very pleasant. I have long hair that comes out quite easily, whenever I wash it I always have a bundle in my hand and so I dread to think what it is actually doing to my drains.
Mr Muscle Sink & Drain Foamer is described as a, "powerful solution to clear slow running sinks, plugholes and pipes in your bathroom and kitchen." Just what I needed. This is a foam as opposed to a gel. As my drain was still fully draining at that point and not actually fully stuck the foam was the best product to use on it. If I had a shower full of standing water then Mr Muscle recommends that you use the gel as this breaks through the water and unblocks the drain. The foam is the product to sue first to avoid this situation occurring and I'm glad I did.
The foam was really easy to use. You basically open the bottle and pour the whole contents down the plughole. It didn't foam outside of the plughole so I'm sure it was foaming inside and down into the pipes working its magic on all my hair and gunk. This foamer contains a combination of two powerful liquids that will remove gunge and hair from the entire width of the pipe leaving it fresh and clean. Now, after pouring the liquid down the drain I shut the door to my shower and left the room. It is recommended that you leave the liquid to work for one hour. I didn't really notice any bad chemical smells with it but then I was out of the room and afterwards there was no lingers aroma to speak of.
It's a combination of two powerful liquids that activate on contact to unleash a powerful cleaning foam that will remove gunge and hair from the entire width of the pipe, leaving your waste pipe clean AND fresh. It will not damage septic tanks or pipes of any type. As with all cleaning products, it is important to read the instructions carefully before use. After the hour I went back and turned on my shower and let it run for a good few minutes to make sure all the solution was washed away down my pipes. I'm happy to report that I now no longer stand in a pool of water when I have a shower and you can see the water draining straight away as you stand there so I can recommend this as a product that works well on shower drains.
There are many day to day occurances that can really become somewhat of a nightmare. Blocked drains is one of them. Since moving into this house, our bath plug seemed to take longer and longer to drain out each time. Showering was becoming somewhat of a nightmare, as after 5 minutes the bath would start to fill up as the water was not draining out faster than it was going in. Disaster! I guess this is to be expected when you have two girls living together under one roof, who both share a regular shower routine. Over time, the build up of shaving foam, moulted hair and luxurious shower products are bound to take their toll on the poor bath drains, which left us crying out for help as our cleanliness was at stake!
Usually I am one to choose to try out cheaper options in hope that the product has a positive result, but this was an emergancy and I needed the bath plug hole unblocking as soon as possible. Mr.Muscle is a well known and trusted name in the world of household cleaning, and I had seen this product advertised on tv. From reading the description on the bottle, this product seemed like exactly what I needed, and I put my trust in the Mr.Muscle product name to help me out in my hour of need!
This product can be purchased from numerous high street stores and supermarkets that stock household cleaning products including the Mr.Muscle range. You can find 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' in stores such as Tesco, Asda, Wilkinsons and Morrisons. Any store that stocks Mr.Muscle household cleaning products should stock this, but try calling ahead and asking before taking a journey out just to be sure!
'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' carries a price tag of £3.54. This seems a little pricey for a one use product, however it is definitely a whole lot cheaper than it would be to call out a plumber! I don't mind paying the extra for a simple and effective product that does what it says it will without hassle or fuss first time.
The 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' is packaged in a medium sized silver bottle which is split into two sections and fastens with a blue cap. The label on the front of the bottle is predominantly blue in colour with a picture of the foaming product within a drain pipe. The 'Mr Muscle' text logo is large and easy to spot, and the label gives a brief description of the product and how it works. The label on the back of the product gives a more indepth description of the product, states which cases this product should be used in, gives useage instructions, ingredients list and health and safety warnings.
This product is suitable for drains which are blocked or partially blocked with no water above the plug hole line. This makes 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' perfect for giving your drains a regular clear out to speed up drainage, as well as for use in blockage emergancies. This product is not suitable if your blocked or slow flowing drains have caused standing water above the plug hole line
Using this 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' was easier than I could have ever anticipated. I was expecting to be up to my armpits in mucky, stagnant water but this product really took me by suprise. Simply unscrew the cap and slowly pour the entire contents of the bottle down the plug hole to fill the entire width of the pipes. It is that easy! Then simply walk away and leave Mr Muscle to work his mysterious magic for an hour. Once the hour has passed, simply run your hot water tap to flush the remaining product from your pipes and hey presto - no more blocked drains!
So, how does 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' work? The two compartments of the bottle contain two different powerful liquid substances. The two substances combine as you pour the contents of the bottle down the drain and react together to create a foam. This foam fills the entire width and length of your drain pipes as it reacts, unblocking any soap residue, hair clogs, food remains and other nasties from your pipes and giving your drains a good cleaning as it goes. After the hour has passed, the hot running water flushes out the remainder of the product, and all the unclogged muck that the product has detached from the pipes.
In my opinion this 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' worked an absolute treat! I would have no qualms about purchasing this product again if ever the need were to arise. The 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' was ridiculously easy to use, required no real effort and worked first time. My bath plug hole was blockage free and upon running the hot water through, the water drained straight out. I was pleasantly suprised at how well this product worked, as usually these things only ever do a half decent job, if at all. Simple to use and effective first time gives 'Mr Muscle Dual Force Foamer' two thumbs up from me. Another positive about this product is that it has no smell what so ever. I absolutely hate cleaning with products that carry a strong smell and linger for ages, and I was dreading the whiff that I imagined would come with such a strong, powerful product as this - but to my suprise the product carried no awful stench at all and didn't leave my bathroom smelling like a medical facility! Fantastic! Thankfully I now have a wonderful quick draining plug hole in my bath so I can shower to my hearts content! If ever this problem arises in the future with any of the drains in my house, I'll definitely purchase this product again, and would have no problem in suggesting this to anyone else!
<5% Amphoteric Surfactant, <5% Chlorine-Based Bleaching Agent, <5% Oxygen-Based Bleaching Agent
IMPORTANT: Open carefully. Do not squeeze bottle. Avoid splashing. When using product, keep hands, face and children away from the foam and treated area. Do not use a plunger afterwards as product may still be present if the plughole did not clear. Do not re-use empty container. Avoid gold plated fittings. Do not use in sinks with waste disposal units or in toilets. Avoid breathing fumes.
CONTAINS SODIUM HYDROXIDE AND SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE.
Causes burns. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective clothing and eye/face protection. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of cold water for at least 20 minutes and seek medical advice. In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible). Warning! Do not use together with other products or acidic substances. May release dangerous gases (chlorine). Do not use in toilets.
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How it works
It says on the bottle to pour the whole contents down the drain as long as there is no sitting water above the drain.
Does it work?
No way does it I tried it on my kitchen sink firstly I did the old traditional method of taking the ubend off and washing it out etc but it was still blocked. I put it all back together and poured down the sink. I have to say it looks impressive there was lots of foam and it fizzed away quite nicely. That's where I stopped being impressed I left it for an hour and came back to the sink and apart from a strong smell of the product it hadn't moved. I rinsed water down Like the instructions said and hey presto my sink filled with water and sat there. I was not happy.
Its £6.87 from Amazon which I think is a rip off for a product that doesn't work at all.
Would I recommend it?
Well as you can tell from my review no I wouldn't if you want to see some impressive bubbles in you sink then this is the product for you but if you want to unblock your sink look elsewhere.
My bath pipes clogged up, tried Mr Muscle left it overnight, not difference. Left it a day, tried yet another lot of Mr Muscle, no difference, made it even worse as the water doesn't eventually drain out, whereas before at least it was. Wouldn't recommend it!!!
I do enjoy my showers. After a long day there is nothing like stepping into the shower to wash away all the stresses of the day. So, after a particularly trying day last week I stepped into the shower and stood there. Ahh the bliss! As I lathered my hair I relaxed as the water lapped round my ankles. My ankles???? Hey that shouldn?t be happening! I was horrified to see that the water level was nearly lapping over the base of the shower cubicle. Doh!! Swearing as she shampoo stung my eyes, I rinsed off as best I could before I had a disaster on my hands. The water drained slowly away but there was no way that you could take another shower without flooding the place. We have one of these stand alone glass panelled showers, and as I have long hair the hubby thought it a wise idea to install a hair trap type device just under the plughole so it can be easily removed for cleaning. Ingenious idea granted, except I?m one of those people who can?t cope with gunk and hair down plugholes, I would rather never shower again than have to remove sludge from a pipe! The hubby isn?t too keen either so the trap was a bit of a waste of time! So, on my next trip to the supermarket I scoured the shelves in search of a miracle product that would remove the offending blockage. There was one option (my supermarket isn?t the best for choices I?m afraid!) and that was Mr Muscle Active Foamer. It was a tad pricey just for the one use at £3.19, but if it worked then I would never have to don the marigolds and do the job myself. I know this review isn?t for the Mr Muscle Sink and Plughole Unblocker but it seemed the nearest to it! The Product ? It comes in a silver bottle and blue child ? proof cap. The bottle holds 500ml, and is split into two compartments each containing 250ml of liquid. The label has a picture of a blocked pipe and reads: The Powerful solution to clear slow running sinks, plugholes and pipes · Two liquids
that activate on contact to unleash powerful cleaning foam. · Safe to use on all pipes and septic tanks · Removes gunge and hair from the entire width of the pipe · For use down any plughole in your house · To help prevent blockages from returning use monthly Directions for use 1. Slowly pour ENTIRE CONTENTS of bottle down plughole 2. Allow product to work for ONE HOUR 3. Flush with hot water. DO NOT USE THROUGH STANDING WATER. For standing water clogs use Mr Muscle Sink and Plughole Unblocker . It also has a corrosive symbol on it, which is a bit off putting especially if you are a butter fingers like me! Anyway, here?s the chemical garb: Contains: Chlorine-based bleaching agent, oxygen-based bleaching agent, amphoteric surfactants. There are various other warnings about not mixing chemicals as there can be a release of dangerous gas (chlorine), as well as the usual keep children and animals away from the product. Using the product - I was eager to get the job done, so I chose a time when both kids were at school and the hubby was at work. I donned my marigold gloves and headed to the bathroom, bottle in hand. The top, as I said has a childproof cap and requires you to press down while turning. I normally fight with these things, but it came off quite easily especially considering I had the rubber gloves on. I was expecting a really strong chemical smell, but it was actually quite a low odour. It smells a bit like normal household bleach. The opening of the bottle is split in two, so I figured with the partition held vertically the liquid would pour out equally. I poured as slowly as I could, but as the liquid is very thin it all came out a bit faster than I anticipated! Liquid from one side seemed to pour faster than the other side and I found myself tipping the bottle sideways to release the liquid at the same speed. Within seconds there was an eruption o
f foam, which took up about half of the shower base! I did have a minor panic that it was going to grow like the Blob and take over the entire bathroom, but it soon settled down and I decided it was safe to leave it to do its job. This is the bit where I say, One hour later??. But this is the bit that I admit that I forgot about it! Well, my mate rang me, and then it was time to collect the kids and make their tea, you know how it is! It was only when I went to the loo some 2 hours later that I remembered the shower! Much of the foam had disappeared and there were just the odd bubble left. I thanked my lucky stars that I had put a heavy box in front of the cubicle to make sure that nobody went near it (having a nosey 4 year old makes you cover every safety angle!) I ran hot water from the shower down the plughole and rinsed down the rest of the shower in case any wayward foam had escaped. To my delight and sheer amazement the water was happily gurgling down the plughole! This stuff really worked. The whole family has had many showers since and no clogging at all. Excellent! Just to recap the pros and cons: Pros: It worked! Low odour. Cheaper than getting a plumber to do your dirty work! Only have to leave it for an hour (if used correctly *ahem*!) Cons: A bit pricey for just one use. Lots of scary chemicals that could burn you or bleach clothing or fabrics. You have to keep your kids/animals/husbands away in case they decide to play with the fun foam! Can be tricky to pour it slowly AND get both contents of the bottle out at the same time. All in all I was very impressed with this product and would recommend it, just remember if you have a goldfish memory like me, set a timer to remind you to rinse it away!
For a few weeks now, you will be delighted to learn, the bathroom sink has been a little slow in swallowing the water down the plughole. Joyously, whiskers from my shave have been collecting at the high tide mark as the water slowly drains away and, as a direct result, relations with Mrs Opinions4u have been a little frosty on those occasions I have failed to clean properly. I thought I had cleaned, but Mrs O has higher standards! If I were a DIY kinda guy, I would have invested in a plunger. Better still, a few minutes under the sink removing the U bend may even have been in order. But no. I am a pen pushing bean counter by trade. So what I cannot do, I pay for. And plumbers are out of reach for a mere mortal on the national average wage, what with children to fund and National Insurance increases to pay. So, Mr Muscle Sink And Plughole Unblocker was purchased from my local Tesco. Amazing what a TV Advert can make you do! The product itself is made by Johnsons, comes in a garish orange bottle and has green and yellow labels on it. Judging by the size of the bottle, I thought I would get three or four uses from it, but on reading the packet, the complete contents of this £3.29 purchase would be needed! The labels give little indication as to what is in this stuff. Chlorine and non-ionic surfactants (my earlier review of Comfort Pure mentions these) sit alongside soap. But the label fails to account for 80% of the gunge in the bottle! This stuff is corrosive. As such, it is probably best not to store it for long periods and it should not be mixed with other cleaning fluids as chlorine gas and its harmful effects are the likely results. I would recommend a pair of rubber gloves when using, as it apparently burns the skin on contact. Any skin contact should be immediately treated with water for a 20 minute period and then you should seek medical advice. Take the label with you when seeking trea
tment from a doctor. It goes without saying that eye contact or drinking is not recommended and children should not be able to get hold of this stuff. The child proofed lid is merely adequate! Ring 01276 852000 if you need further details from the manufacturer. That is the end of the safety lecture. Does it work? Well, at 2pm today, I poured the contents down the semi blocked sink. It sunk through the residue of water and, as instructed, I forgot about it for 30 minutes, banning my 5 year old from the bathroom (I had ensured he visited prior to using the stuff, as I did not want him washing his hands 5 minutes after I had used this!). When I wandered back up to investigate the results, as instructed, I flushed the sink with hot water. It all drained away instantly. Mr Muscle Sink & Plughole Unblocker was a complete success and significantly cheaper and easier than getting hold of a weekend plumber! Would I recommend it? Yes. But I suspect it would have failed if the sink had been in a significantly worse state than it was. In other words, use it early in the blocking cycle. Do not leave it to late. More details from 0800 353353. Available in all major supermarkets.
Safety equipment….Marigolds, one pair, yellow, CHECK. String vest, one, stringy, CHECK. Boxer shorts, one pair, over large and stripy, CHECK. Glasses, one pair, black national health and very thick, CHECK. So feeling very secure, a little chilly and not really being able to see where I’m going I can tell you all about my encounter with a frothing hole. Ah the things I do for my fellow man, selfless me. Showering in the morning has been getting a pretty hairy experience, quite literally. The plughole was bunged up and showering every morning was like a game of Russian roulette, the water had to be turned just so otherwise the bathroom could flood. It was a game requiring nerves of steel and very, very small and careful steps. My nerves could take it no more I gave in and got the Mr. Muscle out. Now this stuff on the face of it appears idiot proof, after all they advertise the stuff with a geek in boxer shorts, but never underestimate the power of idiocy. The instructions read simply, you run hot water down the plughole for at least one minute prior to adding the powder, then you add the powder from the packet and add another 500 mls of hot water and leave overnight. I expect from my vast wealth of the scientific knowledge (If you believe that you’ll believe anything (if you did believe that please leave a comment, I’d like to talk to you about a time share…)) that the hot water first is to soften up the grease so the foam can penetrate, now here I think is where the problems can arise. If you can’t get water into the hole in the first place to soften anything up it isn’t going to work, which is kind of what happens when the plughole is blocked (more scientific knowledge!!). So next we add the powder and presto we have a foaming hole!! If only everything else in life were that easy….. Still there is another problem here if your hole drains slowly (ahem) then the r
esidual water can set off the foaming before it has the chance to really get down to the blockage. Chances are it will drain slowly since you have a bunged up hole. Next job is to add 500 mls of water to get the foaming really going. The hitch here is if your hole is bunged (see above) then you don’t necessarily have the space for half a pint of creamy foam in your hole (personally I can never get enough creamy foam in my life but you don’t want to know about that) and any excess is wasted. The idea with the foam is that it gives the cleaner volume so it reaches both the top and the bottom of your drain and cleans thoroughly. Of course when the cream has spurted out like an overstuffed cream horn (ooeerrr) it isn’t doing its job down the hole. Then you wait which I suppose is something even the dimmest of idiots is capable of. Though it can be very inconvenient not having a shower available, I managed to show restraint but it was tough… Then after an overnight wait you wash water down your freshly unbunged hole. The reviews I’ve read for this product are all very different, some like it and some hate it and that is because I don’t think the product is idiot proof. Not that I think that the other writers are idiots you understand, I just think the nature of plugholes is so variable. We used it twice the first time my wife did it with superb results, the second time I did it with less spectacular results. So guess who is the idiot in our household!! My one concern about using this product is the impact this might have on the environment. My mind was put to ease when I read on the back of the packet that it is safe septic tanks and if a septic tank can remain unharmed by this then a river course is unlikely to be damaged. Now although I don’t know for sure a review by DaisyDuck (and a rather good one at that) stated this product had Sodium dichloriosocyanurate. This woul
d explain the chlorine smell when the product gets going. It’s probably advisable to keep clear of it whilst it’s working its magic as this smell can get quite strong. It also goes without saying you don’t mix it with other cleaners, this can generate nasty and rather poisonous gasses, not even the toughest of NHS specs and stripy boxers can protect you then!! Originally I was going to rave about this stuff until of course I used it myself. I think all in all it is good stuff if it works properly, but that takes the right kind of situation and not some loon in boxers and string vest plunging holes he’s never plunged before. Mr. Muscle foaming sink unblocker comes in packs of two for anywhere between £2.99 and £3.99. See I can write an op that isn’t smutty after all, I never mentioned pubic hair once!! Oops!
Black holes have fantastic gravitational pull, sucking in everything from miles around. Well I now have one in my kitchen thanks to Mr Muscle foamer. You know how it is when you move into rented accommodation - you never know what went on before you moved in. The plug in my kitchen sink was never that good. Water grudgingly trickled down it and I had tried all the usual options - bleach, sink freshener etc. I had been holding out buying Mr Muscle as it seemed rather expensive to me at £4 for two treatments but things got really bad. Eventually I admitted defeat with my stubborn sink and spent my hard-earned cash. This stuff is really easy to use. I would recommend doing this just before you go to bed as it really needs to be left overnight for the best results. First of all you pour hot water down your plughole for about 1 min. I would imagine that this softens and loosens any fat or grease that may be in your plughole. Next you snip off the top of the round plastic packet that contains the nasty chemicals (wear rubber gloves just incase!). You pour this down your plughole and then flush it down with 500 ml of hot water. This carries it down the pipe so it can really clean out all the nasty grime. Word of caution about this bit though. It says on the packet that you should avoid breathing in the fumes when the product is foaming. I found this impossible as the fumes started as I was still pouring the product down the sink!! The smell of chlorine is really quite strong so I would recommend having lots of windows open! When the fumes had died down I went to bed to leave Mr Muscle to do his work! The next again morning I rinsed the sinks with lots of clean water and I was amazed by the results. My kitchen sink is completely cured - it's like a different sink. There is actually a small whirlpool as the water goes down the plughole and that's never happened before! Water empties from the sink very quickly now and I
9;m really impressed by the results. I split the remaining packet between my bath plug and my wash hand basin plug and even that has made a difference. If you are fed up with your sluggish plugs and dodgy draining then splash out and buy some of this. I know it may seem like quite a bit of money for a sink cleaner but it really does work and I shouldn't have to repeat the treatment for a very long time! Thank you Mr. Muscle!
I pull the plug out of my kitchen sink, expecting the water to whoosh away down the plughole, but no, it just glubs way slowly . So I go for my trusty steam cleaner , but I have leant it to a friend for the week, plan B is to buy some Mr Muscle Foamer. Plan B turns out to be a waste of time and money. The claims on the product looks very promising, unblocks sinks and plugholes, keeps pipes clearer longer. So once we have finished using the kitchen for the evening I begin the treatment. First run hot water down the plughole for I minute, and fill a container with 500ml of hot water. Next empty one of the packs of powder into plughole. Then slowly pour the aforementioned hot water into plughole, making sure all the powder is rinsed completely down the plughole. Wait overnight, flush with hot water, for serious problems you may need to do it again. First problem is that the kitchen stinks of chlorine and the cats sleep in there overnight. So I lock the windows on the ventilation setting as I don't want to find a couple of stiff kittys in the morning. The instructions say to use it in a well ventilated area, but I don't like leaving the kitchen windows open all night for security reasons. It is only recently we had windows fitted that could be locked while semi-open. Next precaution was putting a label across the taps to make sure no one used them before morning. Next morning I flush the system with hot water, but no the plughole is still blocked and glubbing sadly. So the next evening we do it all again, and yes you have guessed , it didn't work. The product contains Sodium dichloriosocyanurate which apart from stinking out the kitchen and being harmful to your skin and eyes, irritating to your eyes and respiratory system did little else for the blocked sink. So did the sink ever get unblocked. Yes I got my Polti back gave it a quick blast of steam, and a slug of disinfectant to clear
the pong and it was flowing freely. Would I buy Mr Muscle again? Definitely not. If you don't have a steam cleaner, I would recommmend an old fashioned plunger rather than this dangerous and ineffectual chemical cleaner.
My kitchen sink has been giving me problems just lately, my own fault for letting the residue of the washing up water go straight down. You know the sort of things like lumps of mash or left over onions that you haven’t scraped off the plates before washing. A quick burst from the cold water tap and it swirls down the hole, out of sight out of mind, we have all done it. Well I’d done it a bit too often because my poor old plughole wouldn’t work any more. Time for action: I invested in some Mr Muscles Foamer Sink Unblocker. Mr Muscles has a good name and I use quite a few of the products so it would solve my drainage problems no bother. Armed with my purchase I filled the blocked sink with hot water just up to the plughole level and poured the powder down. After ten minutes the water level had dropped so I added another lot of boiling water as per the instructions and left over night. Did I have a free flowing sink next day? No I didn’t, it was still the same. I rolled my sleeves up put a bucket under the U bend and dismantled it all to decoke it. It was just a collection of grease but Mr Muscles did no good what so ever. I think I will just use good old elbow grease next time and save some money. Mr Muscles you are extremely good with window cleaner and bathroom scrubbing stuff but your drain un-blocking powder is pretty useless. Maybe if I had used your glass cleaner down my plughole it would have done a far better job.
After reading an opinion on this product written by another Dooyooer, I decided to try it out. My kitchen sink has been taking ages to empty for the past month or so. I had already removed the U-bend and cleaned it out but it was still taking ages. I read the instructions carefully. Fill the pipe with hot water, add powder, add another 500 mils of hot water and leave over night. The smell was not very nice and I started wheezing a little because the chlorine gas that comes off it was making my nose and eyes sting. I am very sensitive to things like this so it probably wouldn't bother most people. The next morning I came downstairs expecting to find my sink nice and clear and the water emptying down without a problem. No such luck! It said on the packet that badly blocked sinks might need a second application so I repeated the performance. Left it over night. In the morning it was still blocked. I was certain that the problem was between the sink and waste pipe inside the house because the washing machine uses the same drain and there was no problem with that. Mr Muscles couldn't solve my problem, so Mrs. Muscles (me!) straightened out a wire coat hanger and manipulated it until it went down the pipe as far as it could. Hey presto! A free flowing sink. Sorry Mr Muscles, this time Mrs Muscles proved more effective! How I wished I had resorted to this before I parted with my £2.88.
Mr Muscle Foamer has just saved me hours of work trying to unblock a blocked sink. Over the past few weeks our kitchen sink has gradually taken longer and longer to empty. We have tried pouring bleach down the plug hole, using a plunger, but nothing seems to be helping and it was getting worse. I know that to clear a blocked pipe is normally just a job of undoing the u-bend and clearing out all the muck and grime that has accumulated in there. Although this is not the most pleasant job in the world it is not a big task. Unfortunately whoever installed the sink unit in our kitchen didn’t think that anybody would ever have to get to the u-bend. The way the unit has been constructed it takes 2 – 3 hours to take everything out of the cupboard, dismantle the cupboard shelves, clean out the pipe and then put everything back. I had seen the adverts on TV for the Foamer where it seemed just a simple job of pouring a powder down the pipe and hey presto, the pipe would be clear. As sceptical as ever, I didn’t believe it could be that simple but I parted with £3 and bought a box. (Anything is worth a try if it saves the big dismantling job!) The packet comes with two sachets of powder. You have to run hot water into the pipe and then pour in one sachet of powder. Then you pour in 500ml of hot water and leave overnight. In the morning you then just pour hot water down the pipe and that is how easy it is. Yes, it is that simple and it has worked. It is truly amazing. Money well spent. On the box it states that you may need to repeat the process with the second sachet for really badly blocked pipes and I think I may well use the second sachet in a few days time as this pipe was really blocked and I can imagine all the bits and pieces that have gone down this sink. The powder does have quite a strong smell to it and I expected the kitchen to be smelly in the morning but this was not the case, however I think I would mo
ve any pets out of any room when I was using this product. There is a warning on the box that Chlorine gas may be released. Quite often cleaning products seem to promise the world, but deliver very little, however this product lived up to all its claims and I would highly recommend it.
It's a combination of two powerful liquids that activate on contact to unleash a powerful cleaning foam that will remove grunge and hair from the the pipe, leaving your waste pipe clean and fresh.