I've bought an Amtech drain and pipe cleaner so I could clean out my bathroom sink outlet with it, but the spiral wire end is too large to go down the plughole. What am I supposed to do?
Margaret Grant from Elkstones, Buxton, Derbyshire
Hello Margaret, if it is S1504 you have purchased, this is intended to be used to clear drain and pipes such as the dishwasher/ washing machine 34mm waste pipes or standard 110mm underground drainage pipes.
The pig-tail spiral end is not intended to be inserted through a standard sink/ bath plug hole.
The drain cleaner S1900 has a smaller diameter end and might be more suitable for your application and better for P traps or U bends.
For blockages due to the build-u[p of hair and soap/ gels, you might be better off using a chemical cleaner if you don’t want to remove the P trap and clean it out. Use the S1504 to check that your dishwasher outlet pipe if free from grease & food build-up that is a common problem causing dishwashers to stop working.