Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker: our bloggers review
Buster asked us to find 10 Mumsnet Influencers to test and review their Bathroom Plughole Unblocker. All participants had some issues with either blocked bathroom plugholes or slow draining water in the bathroom.
What is Buster? Here's what they have to say:
"Buster is grocery’s #1 selling unblocking brand and we’re passionate about family plugholes! We pride ourselves on being the plughole experts and wanted to know more about what’s happening in the nation’s U-bends so commissioned a scientific study by the University of East Anglia to investigate. We were pretty surprised by their findings:
- Everyday plughole blockages typically caused by hair and soap are in-fact a damp, dark, nutrient rich breeding ground for bacteria
- If left untreated, this bacteria can grow rapidly into a hard-to-shift structure called a biofilm
- This biofilm, which can contain harmful pathogens such as E.coli and Salmonella, can become airborne, especially via water splashback, and pass up through the plughole into the home, landing on nearby surfaces and objects (toothbrushes, towels, toys etc.).
It’s not a pleasant thought but one which makes perfect sense when you imagine a family’s worth of grime being washed down the plughole each day."
"Bathroom’s biggest blockage culprits:
Hair – both human and canine. Even small amounts of hair (long, short, scalp & body) can build up over time to create a matrix like structure in the plughole which in-turn traps other sink debris like a net.
The foaming agents in every day soap – Most shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath and face wash contain chemical foaming agents called ‘sulfates’. These build up creating a thick, bacteria rich soapy sludge (similar to polluted sea foam) which can become lodged in the plughole, blocking it.
Bath Oils – Much like the fats going down a kitchen sink, bath oil can coat an existing blockage and make it even harder to shift as creates a waterproof membrane around it.
Toothpaste – The fluoride in toothpaste is great for protecting tooth enamel but not so great for plugholes as it’s thick and in-soluble. Toothpaste is also of course a carrier of food molecules which can become lodged around blockages and turbo charge bacterial growth.
How to treat a blockage effectively:
- Blockages are un-avoidable in a busy family bathroom so effective treatment is really important
- When you experience a blockage or slow running water it’s good to act sooner rather than later by treating the issue with Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker.
- Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker has a unique anti-bacterial formulation able to dissolve the protein ‘Keratin’ which is what hair is made from as well as tackling soap, oil and toothpaste. It’s incredibly effective at getting that water flowing freely again and bathtime back on track!"