I had a pretty stubborn clog in the bathroom sink and I had received The KleerDrain about a month prior to do a review for LA Splash Magazine and had not had an opportunity to use it. This was my first time, and I was a little nervous. A bit apprehensive. Would I do it right? Then, BOOM!
It all happened so fast. I was covered in water, as was the room around me.
This was my introduction to KleerDrain, a new product that looks somewhat like a plunger but in fact punches through clogged drain pipes with what the manufacturer calls "instant super powerful compressed air."
It's super powerful, all right. It's not toxic, like chemical drain cleaners (Drano, Liquid-Plumr), and that's a good thing, because it takes practice. After a couple of uses you will be a regular pro.
When I unpacked KleerDrain, I felt like I was assembling an air rifle I inserted the plastic "power disk," meant to maximize the pressure from the CO2 cartridge, which I then screwed into the top. The process of getting it put together is for use is not as complicated as it sounds it is really as easy as 1,2,3.
With the rubber drain-covering cup on the bottom, I removed the stopper from the clogged sink, duct-taped the overflow hole (just like the instruction tell you to), filled the sink with water, positioned Kleer Drain over the drain and pushed down. And for those who skipped the beginning, BOOM!
Needless to say there was some cleaning up to do, but by the second shot I had been turned into a KleerDrain fan and was just itching for something else to clog up I was just daring stuff to clog up but alas, I would have to put my KleerDrain up to fight the scourge of clogged drains another day.
One thing I would suggest is to talk to the local hardware guy and see if compressed air is safe to use on your pipes. There are a lot of older houses with original plumbing that may not be able to withstand the pressure, from the compressed air being forced through them and if they can't, a clogged pipe is going to be the least of your problems.
If you would like to find out more about the KleerDrain you can visit their official website at: http://kleerdrain.com