At some point, we’ve all been tempted to pour boiling water down a drain in order to clear it of stubborn debris. However, this is actually a bad idea for several reasons.
First, boiling water can damage the pipes, causing them to leak or even burst. Second, it can cause grease and oil to solidify, leading to an even bigger clog.
Finally, hot water can actually spread the debris around, making it harder to remove. So next time you’re facing a blocked drain in Essex, reach for the plunger instead of the kettle. You’ll be glad you did.