4 Ways to Unclog Your Drains At Home

May 11, 2023

Whether it’s your kitchen sink clogged with food or your shower drain clogged with hair, chances are, you’ll have to unclog your drain at some point. While it’s something you may like to neglect or forget, clogs are something we can’t live with. Every clog should be treated especially from the next, but prolonged clogs can lead to needed professional repairs and assistance. With the right tools and some expert opinion, some home remedies are safe on your drains and can prevent drastic plumbing issues in the future.  

1. Use Baking Soda and Vinegar for Your Kitchen Sink 

This is an easy way to clean your kitchen sink: the DIY way. All ingredients are regular household items and take no time to mix up. Pour ½ cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by ½ cup of white vinegar. Let this sit for 15 minutes. Then, pour boiling to hot water down the drain. All smells should be gone and clogs loosened to allow water to flow normally. If a foul smell or clog continues, it’s time to call your plumber.   

2. Purchase a Plumbing Snake for Your Shower Drain 

No, we’re not talking about a real snake! We’re talking about a plumbing snake that can be found at most hardware stores. Shedding hair is common and something we can’t help. It builds up in our drain and makes for a nasty clog. Before pouring chemicals down the drain, consider using a snake to get the hair out. It’s easy on your pipes and the environment. It’s really a win-win situation.  

3. Create a Hot Water Basin for All Sinks  

You don’t always need to buy a snake or create a science experiment in your sink to get out the small clogs. Yes, something as simple as hot water can do the trick. Plug your sink with the stopper and fill the sink with hot water. After a good amount of water has filled the basin, simply unplug the drain. Most simple clogs can be solved this way, as the hot water and rushing force pushes clogs through the pipes.  

4. Use Ice, Salt and Lemon Peels in Your Garbage Disposal  

Garbage disposals stink! Even when they are cleaned of food, bacteria and remnants can linger and make for a stinky kitchen. You can clean your garbage disposal with just ice, salt and lemon peels. Fill it with a couple cups of ice, some coarse salt and lemon peels. Run the disposal for a few minutes, rinse and voila!

Of course, if home remedies aren’t working, or you believe your clog has gone too far, call Yes! Don’t take your pipes for granted! For more information on how you can unclog your pipes, contact us at 844-216-9300 to learn more or visit us online at https://www.theyesmancan.com/. 

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Last Updated: May 29, 2023