How to Unclog a Drain.
If you’ve experienced a clogged drain you’ll agree to the fact that it is annoying. Probably water has been draining as usual then it begins draining more slowly before it suddenly becomes a pool. Let’s say you are headed for a shower in your bathroom and this is the case. The most important thing is to fix the situation in order to save yourself from the frustration and annoyance. Furthermore, if not fixed early enough it may result in a worse problem for your plumbing. Here are some ways that can be helpful when it comes to unclogging a drain.
What you shouldn’t do.
We both agree that it’s frustrating to have toile that isn’t flushing or take a shower in a puddle. At first, you might think there is nothing you can do about the situation. However, there are easy steps that you can take to solve the situation.
Plumbers do not recommend clog remover solutions since they can cause problems to the piping. Avoid using these solutions in toilet bowls because they can damage the porcelain and crack the bowl. So if you have a bottle of this laying around in your garage, properly dispose of it.
- Baking Soda and Vinegar
Vinegar and baking soda can naturally be used to unclog a drain. You should, therefore, make a point of having these two products as part of your cleaning toolbox in your home. You can also use them with small clogs. Pour some hot water at the drain followed by baking soda. After a minute or so pour a mixture of vinegar and hot water and allow it to settle for five minutes before rinsing using tap water. If this doesn’t work you better contact a professional.
Invest in a plunger for shower or sink drains even if you have a plunger for the toilet. You can remove some clogs by applying a little bit of elbow grease. Remember that plungers are available in different shapes for specific use. A sink plunger can’t be used on a toilet.
- Cleaning the Trap
External methods may fail to remove a sink clog. This is the time to find out where the problem is by cleaning all the parts that hold debris. Remove the drain trap using a pliers or wrench and reattach securely after the clog is gone.
Other ways that you can use to remove a clog include a drain snake or millipede and using the soda method. If none of these methods works call a pro.