Unclog Your Drains With Household Products
Having a clogged drain can be one of the most nerve-racking and annoying things when it comes to your home and plumbing system. No one likes taking a shower with water rising up in the tub, or washing your dishes and the suds not going down swiftly! While we often recommend calling a professional when it comes to your HVAC or plumbing system, some things can be fixed pretty easily around the home.
If you experience a clogged drain, remember to not do anything that could cause more harm than good! Here are three simple steps to try the next time you get a clogged drain:
- Your Old, Trusty Plunger: Yep, that’s right; the old plunger can always be your first step in taking care of a clogged drain. And, we don’t just mean the toilet! If you’re experiencing a clogged sink, fill the sink a little less than a quarter of the way full with water. If you have a double sink, make sure to block the other drain with a cloth or towel. Plunge over the drain, up and down rapidly, until the water in the sink begins to drain. If it does, it was just a small blockage, and you should no longer have a clogged drain!
- Make a Homemade Draining Product: Baking soda and vinegar are two great items that most homeowners have around the home. They can be used for a number of household tricks! Including, unclogging a drain! Instead of buying a chemical based draining product from the store, add 1/2-cup baking soda down your drain. Then, pour down 1-cup vinegar, and cover the drain to make sure it doesn’t rush out. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, pour about a gallon of hot water straight down your drain. Depending on the severity of your clog, you may have to repeat, but this handy homemade concoction should do the trick!
Now, a clogged drain could mean a bigger problem with your pipes or even your sink’s garbage disposal. If you try these tips, and the problem continues, we recommend giving your local plumbing expert a call to address the problem.
To speak with a Yes! Plumbing professional about your home’s plumbing system, call us today at 844-216-9300 .