DIY Drain Cleaning Tips

December 22, 2015

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Throughout your home there are many drains and all of them have the possibility of clogging or becoming backed up. Sometimes it’s because an overload of waste, and other times it will be because of things that shouldn’t be put down the drain. When the time comes to unclog a drain, it is best to be informed and prepared.

  • Plunge Away – Before you try anything, the best method of removing a blockage or clog is to use a plunger. Most blocked drains can be fixed with this common bathroom tool. While plunging, remember to never lift the plunger once you start because it will remove all of the suction that you need to dislodge the blockage.
  • Homemade Brine – To prevent a kitchen or bathroom sink from becoming clogged, break out the salt. Pour a heavily salted solution down the drain to rid the drain of any grease, odors, and buildup. Preventative maintenance will always be your friend.
  • Off to the Store – While you shouldn’t use store bought drain cleaners every time you have a clogged drain, they can work wonders for extreme cases. For a drain that won’t unclog with any other method, use a high powered drain cleaner and the chemicals will do their job.
  • Going Green – As an alternative to the chemical drain cleaners, you can use baking soda and vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain and then start pouring the vinegar in. This will create a reaction that will clear blocked drains, while also cleaning them.

Utilizing these tips can help you clear the impending clogged drains in your home. If none of these methods work then you may want to call in a professional so you do not harm your home’s plumbing. Give SameDay Heating & Air a call when your plumbing problems become more than you can handle. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (801) 726-3329.

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