Caustic Soda in bathroom


Postby Tanglefoot » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:31 pm

Hi, I have quite a shallow fall on the waste pipes from my shower and bath and when the bath empties it smells a bit. I was considering using caustic soda to hopefully shift any hair and give the pipes a clean, but as there isn't actually a blockage will the caustic soda solution just run straight out without doing much use?

Also I'm not sure if caustic soda is safe to use on an enamel bath and on a "stone resin" shower tray.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Postby rose » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:21 pm

[quote="Tanglefoot"]Hi, I have quite a shallow fall on the waste pipes from my shower and bath and when the bath empties it smells a bit. I was considering using caustic soda to hopefully shift any hair and give the pipes a clean, but as there isn't actually a blockage will the caustic soda solution just run straight out without doing much use?

Also I'm not sure if caustic soda is safe to use on an enamel bath and on a "stone resin" shower tray.

Any advice would be appreciated.[/quote]

If it's not a blokage and only hair and soap scum build-up, there are products on the market for these problems. Wilkinsons sell a drain and pipe cleaner and I've had good success with it as I have long hair aswell as daughter.
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