Everyone will have to face the dreaded prospect of dealing with a clogged drain at some point. It could have been caused by flushing too much toilet paper, allowing hair to go down the shower drain, or putting grease into your garbage disposal. However, regardless of the cause, knowing the best ways to unclog a drain to get your plumbing back in working order is essential.
Ensure you are not wearing your best attire, and fill the sink halfway. Ensure the plunger has enough water before pushing down on it because you’ll use the water pressure to clear the clog.
The sinkhole should be covered with the plunger, and you should apply slow but steady pressure. If you find that the water is evaporating slowly, you should try again. If it vanishes in a short amount of time, the obstruction has been successfully eliminated.
Boil The Clog Right Away
Pouring boiling water down the drain is one way to unclog a drain that is only slightly clogged (or clogged). The theory behind this procedure is that the boiling water will melt the clog, allowing it to drain. Be aware that this approach is anything but guaranteed to unclog stopped entirely drains. The water in the sink will instantly cool the boiling water and may no longer be hot enough to dissolve the clog. It might work well for slow drains.
A plumbing “snake” or “auger” is excellent for removing tough clogs and is especially effective in dislodging hair and other debris if the obstruction is too deep to be cleared with a coat hanger. A drain snake is a flexible coil of wire that physically “snakes” through the drain to find and remove the obstruction causing it to clog.
Baking Soda And Vinegar
Pour a small packet of baking soda and a good amount of vinegar down the drain. It will fizz in the drain as a result. The ideal scenario is to let it sit overnight and then rinse it with hot water the following day. Over time, this may effectively remove more difficult, solid matter. Baking soda and salt in hot water and washing soda in hot water are similar methods.
This device forces water through pipes to dissolve drain blockage. This tool is often faster and more effective than a standard drain snake. Hydro jets clear the obstruction and can also be used to clean drains.
Its water’s force aids in removing buildup from the pipe walls. As a result, this device clears a clogged drain and reduces the possibility of additional pipe damage or future clogs.
Drain blockages can seriously damage your home’s structural integrity and even make you sick. It might be tempting to clear a clog, but doing so could worsen things.
Contact Scott’s Plumbing to schedule service or consultation if your drain is clogged. Our staff is skilled at unclogging drains. More importantly, we can provide regular upkeep and guidance for preventing future plumbing issues in your home. Contact us immediately!