Un-clogging your drain with a punch

Ever stood over your kitchen sink watching the water drain slowly?
The easiest and most common method of unclogging kitchen sinks is through chemical means. One common household drain cleaner used is Mr Muscle Drano Ultra Gel (liquid). Available for purchased at any supermarket or hardware chain and usually stored in the cupboard under the kitchen sink.

The ingredients of Mr Muscle includes; water, sodium hydroxide, lauryl dimethyl amine oxide, lauric acid and potassium hydroxide. These are all common cleaning agents that can be found in a variety of household cleaning products, detergents and personal care products. However, if used unsafely, this product can pack a severe punch!

Mr Muscle Drano Ultra gel is a yellow liquid foam, with a bleach odour that can cause severe skin burns and eyes damage if inhaled or absorbed by the skin. It is very important to read the safety directions on the label before use, use only as directed and use any personal protective equipment as recommended. When mixing or using Mr Muscle wear eye protection and protective gloves, avoid contact with skin and eyes and ensure there is adequate ventilation to avoid inhalation of mist or vapours.

Should one the above occur the following first aid measures are to be followed;
If Mr Muscle comes into contact with skin, immediately remove all contaminated clothing, rinse skin with water and wash clothing before use.
Should it come into contact with your eye, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
For further information on safe storage and handling refer to chemical Safety Data Sheet (SDS) online.

So, although Mr Muscle can pack a punch when it comes to un-clogging your kitchen sink, please use this product with caution to ensure that it is the grease and fat clogging your sink that is knocked out, not you!

Submitted by
Alexandra Gazis