Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I've always found it weird that most products sold in the Dollar Store (or any other value store) that are made by external companies (as opposed to some hellhole in China then imported by Greenbrier International, Inc.) have actually been around for several decades. It seems that the value stores have only been at full force for about twenty years. My assumption has always been that these seemingly lower quality products (and possibly the companies themselves) were a byproduct of value stores.

Ameriplus' is the only bio I've ever read while researching their Mister Plumber drain opener product. Ameriplus' has been around since '59 as Crest Chemical Corporation, and in the '90s they decided to expand new household products directly to supermarkets and other stores. If I recall correctly, not only were the '90s the launch pad for value stores but that's also when store-brand products were introduced. The only "store-brand" products I remember before supermarkets plastered their logo on them were the ones that came in all white containers with black letters on the front indicating what resided within. If you read the back for ingredients the label read, "Read the front!"

As I’ve reviewed products that actually have ingredients (excluding edible goods), I've noticed that most of the products are comparable in quality to their brand-name counterparts. This is the case with the ingeniously named “Mister Plumber”. Apartment living, especially in my community, comes with “amenities”. One such “amenity” is an easily clogged bathtub, which is exasperated by the fact that I have mid-back length hair and I shed like a fuckin' dog.

Because my bathtub would fill up to nearly overflowing when I showered, and draining took what seemed like hours, I ended up with nasty crust around the bed of the tub and hair all over the place.

Against Becky's advice I decided to try out Mister Plumber in an effort to update the blog and pretend that people actually read this crap. The bottle comes with 32 oz. of product and you must use half the bottle the first time and, depending on the severity of your mess, potentially repeat the process. So ultimately you will probably not get more than two uses per 32 oz. bottle which seems to be the standard size for name-brand products as well.

I've honestly never had to use liquid chemicals to clean a drain but the Dollar Tree came through again. I used the entire bottle but the drain was clean as a virgin's honeypot afterward. I took a shower and barely half an inch of water pooled near the drain.

I found and compared Mister Plumber's Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS) to Drano's MSDS. I found the product to be identical with the only minor differences being the percentages of the liquid's two main ingredients; Sodium Hypoclorite and Sodium Hydroxide. Mister Plumber contained less than 3% of Hydroxide where Drano had less than 2%. On the other side, Mister Plumber contained between 1 and 5% of Hypoclorite where Drano put less than 10% of the chemical which turns out to be just bleach. I really don't know what any of this shit means but I thought it would look interesting on the blog. Below is the label I found online... just for kicks.

click to enlarge

At $1 per 32 oz. bottle compared to the $5 average that a brand name bottle of the same size runs you this is a great find and one that, should the need arise again, I will revisit.



Wrist Watch Mens Watches Citizen Omega Swiss said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Good day !.
You may , perhaps curious to know how one can reach 2000 per day of income .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may start earning with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you need
The firm incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with structures around the world.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your chance That`s what you really need!

I feel good, I started to get income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to select a correct companion who uses your money in a right way - that`s AimTrust!.
I make 2G daily, and what I started with was a funny sum of 500 bucks!
It`s easy to join , just click this link http://lypogono.uvoweb.net/rutaku.html
and lucky you`re! Let`s take this option together to become rich

jesusfreak777 said...

Hey, I bought some of this stuff at the Dollar Store today because I am having the same problem as you. My shower would be ankle-deep by the time the water was hot enough to step in. I've tried all kinds of products, including Mister Plumber that hasn't helped. The only thing that has given me any satisfaction is baking soda + vinegar, which clears it for a few days and then it goes back to "normal." It's funny how Mister Plumber has a satisfaction guarantee, but they have no contact information on the bottle, and none online either. I am going to fill out the Ameriplus contact form, but I doubt I will get anything back. I found your site looking for info on how to contact them. Just thought you'd want to know you came up in Google search! Have a nice day!

Cuervo Jones said...

Oh wow! That's awesome! I came up on a google search! haha. I have to update this regularly. From now on, new post every Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Rolland Reash Plumbing, Inc. has been in business for over 10 years
and has grown to be one of the largest, most respected plumbing
companies in the Jacksonville area. We have over 10 trucks and likely
will have one in your area now.

Whether it's a toilet repair, sink repair, three bath re-pipe, or
bathroom remodel, there is no plumbing job that we can't handle. No
matter how complicated or unconventional the repair may be,
we have done it before.

Our goal is to completely satisfy you, so that you will call US for
your next plumbing project. We always keep our prices competitive, so
give us a call today.



Anonymous said...

Actually emptying "half the bottle" is usually only necessary when the clog is in the the lower part of an "U" in the pipe. For typical bathroom clogs, I usually poor just a teenie weenie bit of the liquid in a way that I think makes the liquid "touch" most of the clog, then wait, rinse - and repeat. You get a lot more 'value' from each bottle then.
The reasoning - if you just pour it - most of it just gets down the drain literally without working on anything.

Anonymous said...


Ipad Reviews, Articles, Video Demonstrations and Where to buy all the
latest accessories for the Ipad.
Best regards

Java Mary said...

I've found the Mister Plumber to be excellent at cleaning my laundry sink drain, which frequently becomes clogged with pet hair. The price is right. Be careful how often you use it, however, it seems to corrode the metal piece around the bathtub drain if you use it too frequently.

servicemagic plumber said...

This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

We are from Plumb Right Plumbing Services offer best and cheap services in Texas, visit us Water Line Repair Services

nutrendmedia said...

Plumbing is hard work. Plumbing involves quite a lot more than the simple unclogging of a toilet or the snaking of a sink. Two thumbs up for this project!

plumber newtown

Travis J. Miller said...

I just used this stuff and searched to make sure it was a good decision. And thank you. I feel good now. Value stores kick ass.

100 Bricks said...

Good blog with useful information. Thanks for Sharing. Check out this Plumbing Materials Online | Plumbing Materials Suppliers

Sowbhagya G said...

You shred very useful and helpful information. Famous construction material online store in India provides the most plumbing materials service and a great selection of quality
products at the lowest possible price. Plumbing Materials Suppliers | Paint Dealers In Bangalore

bbryson21 said...

Mister Plumber Inc.
991 Stinson Way
Ste 403
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-3739

Bronx NY Sewer & Drain Cleaning said...

Interesting find! I wonder what products Bronx Drain Cleaning uses.

Luna Newby said...

Thanks this review was of great help

Muhmmad Kashif said...

Thank you..... :)
your blog is very nice.
if you get want great opportunity than you can visit this site.
Plumbing Pipe

Josy said...

Thank you

رضا رمضان said...

خدماتنا متميزة عن غيرنا في مجال التسريبات سربات المياه والعوزال وحل بطرق سليمة دون التدمير فعندنا في شركة ركن البيت افضل يوجد افضل الفنين الممتزين في مجال التسربات والكشف عنها بدون اي مشاكل من خلال الطاقم التي تم تدريبه في شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام فتعاملك معنا ستحصل علي خدمات متميزة

شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة
شركة كشف تسربات بجدة
شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض
شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض

شركة كشف تسربات بالدمام
شركة كشف تسربات بالرياض
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض
كشف تسربات المياه

Ragab Kamal said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال تقوم بافضل انواع التنظيف العام وتنظيف الفلل بافضل انواع العالميه التى تحافظ على السيراميك

شركة الكمال
شركة تنظيف بالطائف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
شركة تنظيف بجازان
شركة تنظيف فلل بجازان
شركة تنظيف بحائل
شركة تنظيف فلل بحائل
ونحن فى خدماتكم اربعه وعشرون ساعه وكل هذا بافضل الاسعار واقل التكلفة

Ragab Kamal said...

In the name of God the Merciful We in the light of UK companies offer the best services in all cleaning Katenziv in apartments , boards and cabinets and Villas
شركة نور المملكة
شركة تنظيف بمكة
And also we provide insect control for all insects flying and crawling and rat extermination
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجازان
We also offer moving furniture needed by everyone because of the expiration of the lease time or travel service
شركة الصفرات لنقل الاثاث بالرياض
And safety and God's mercy and blessings
كما يوجد لدينا ايضا تنظيف المجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت باحدث الطرق الموجودة وافضل المواد التى تقضى البقع والاوساخ
شركة تنظيف مجالس وكنب بحائل
شركة تنظيف سجاد وموكيت بحائل
وكل هذا بانسب الاسعار واقل التكلفة ونحن نعمل فى خدماتكم 24ساعه

Jesus Only Apostolic said...

Tried this product Mr Plumber this morning, it sat there as if it were simply water dumped into the sink. Would advise anyone to save your one dollar bill and use it toward a bottle of liquid fire or CLR or anything else that has some sort of track record of doing something.

Manar Koutb said...

في شركة شركة عزل فوم بالدمام نعمل قدر الامكان علي حل المشكلة واعطاء العميل فكرة كاملة عن الوضع وكذلك التكاليف المفترض دفعها مع العمل علي اصلاح وصيانة مكان التسرب فقط وليس البدء من الصفر داخل الحمامات او المطابخ كما نقدم في شركة شركة عزل فوم بالقصيم كافة خدمات الصيانة بعد الكشف ويشمل ذلك ( تكسير – اصلاح – ترميم ) كل ذلك بخدمات مميزة وفنيين علي كفائة عالية جدا ومعدات حديثة تضمن صحة النتائج لذلك تعد ركن نجد افضل شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض
للمزيد يمكن زيارة
شركات تسليك المجارى بغرفة التفتيش والتي غالبا ما تحدث فيها الكتمة عن طريق سقوط مخلفات صلبة فيها او بقايا اعمال التشطيبات المترسبة فيها وهو ما يتم عن طريق سوستة الضغط او عن طريق غطاس ضغط المياه.

تسليك بالوعة الحمام
شركة تسليك مجارى بالخبر
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخبر
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة

john smith said...

Great post, and great website. Thanks for the information. plumbing directories

عبده العمراوى said...

شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالاحساء