I tried a TikTok hack, but it went terribly wrong
All that hard work, for nothing.
One woman did the disgusting task of cleaning her sink, but accidentally flooded her kitchen.
After feeling inspired by a TikTok home hack video, content creator @kandy_kitty87, who has more than 64,000 followers on the app, decided to unscrew her drain from her sink to remove the accumulated dirt.
In a video posted to the platform, which has received more than 5 million views, the content creator showed off her dirty drain, poured white cleaning powder over the drain and removed the chunky black and brown gunk.
“I filmed this because I was excited to show everyone the before and after of this hack,” she told Newsflare. “I unscrewed the plug in my kitchen sink to ‘clean’ the hard-to-reach places.”
But she inadvertently “disconnected the pipe from the sink” by loosening the nut holding it together, and “innocently” wiped the cleaning solution down her sink.
Then she made a big mistake: she turned on the water.
“I turned on the faucet to fully rinse and scrub the dirt I cleaned from my sink,” she explained.
“After a few seconds, my feet felt wet, and after looking into my kitchen cabinet, I was surprised to find a full waterfall coming out of the closed cabinet doors.”
She added: “Yes, my kitchen was flooded!”
She admitted that the video “proves” that she “doesn’t have any common sense” and that “you should never believe everything you see on the Internet.”
In the comments, one user who claimed to be a plumber recommended that if eager cleaners wanted to remove the sludge, they could remove the nut but warned them not to turn on the water.
“9/10 times when I go to a plugged sink, I will clear the drain like you did, but instead of running water, use your gloved fingers to remove the dirt, then put the drain back on and then turn on the water,” the self-proclaimed handyman wrote.
When asked why anyone should clean hidden crud, they replied: “Because if the gunk gets too thick, it will clog the drain. Then you call a plumber and they charge you $300 to clean it.”