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Answered 2006-09-11 18:29:06

Drano is one of the them. Liquid Plumbr (correct spelling) is another that will unclog stopped up drains and improve the flow of slow ones. Many people dump a pot of boiling water down the drain once a week to melt any soap and grease buildup. If you do that regularly, you can keep the drains flowing. You could also run a plumber's snake down the drain and manipulate it, or use a plunger to break up the clog and move it along. But never use the plunger or the snake if you've just dumped Drano, Liquid Plumbr, or other caustic substances down there. What I do -- as much as I HATE to do it -- is remove the P-trap and clean it out. It's gross but effective.

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