I like to think I can take care of basic maintenance problems with my Beacon Hill apartment rentals. Faced with a troublesome hair clog in a drain, I went to Charles St. hardware shop and found a bottle of dark drain cleaner adorned with a skull and crossbones and a safety warning.
There was nothing on the label to say it was safe to use on my PVC plumbing so I asked one of the hardware workers would it be sale on PVC pipe.
“Yes,” he replied with the start of a smile appearing in the corner of his mouth. “It’s in a plastic bottle, isn’t it?”
“Duh” was the word that came to mind as I quickly paid and left.