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Over the last year I’ve been experimenting with Bokashi composting. A lot of claims have been made online about this anaerobic composting method. I’ll be making a whole page related to composting soon and will feature this.
One thing that I can confirm about the properties of the thick, sometimes sticky, liquid that drains from the compost is that it is excellent for cleaning drains.
A claim I saw online was that the Effective Micro-organisms that do the work in the Bokashi composting method can colonize ones drains and help remove and prevent clogging.
We’ve had frequent trouble with this in the past, so I gave it a go.
Once a week, for two weeks, I drained off the liquid from the Bokashi bin and poured it down the most troublesome drains – the bathroom and laundry. By the end of the second week, things had improved noticibly and the bath was draining well.
The verdict? It works! I have unclogged all of our drains using no other method beside using the Bokashi liquid. No manual removal of clogs, no other drain cleaners, just this wonderful liquid.
The interesting thing is that the store bought liquid doesn’t work half as well. I tried after letting the drains clog up again. No joy.
I’m a convert, even if it is just for this!
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