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It's never fun to find yourself standing knee deep in water after taking a shower just because your bathroom floor drain is blocked, or dealing with a clogged kitchen sink that won't drain.
Clogged drains is one of the most unpleasant plumbing problems anyone can experience. Apart from causing foul odors in your house, clogged drains can create unsanitary conditions and make it difficult to perform routine household tasks like washing dishes and bathing.
Below are simple ways to unclog a drain and keep it flowing.
This is the simplest and least expensive solution to a minor drain clog caused by soap scum, grease buildup, and other debris that can be dislodged with boiling water.
Start by removing the standing water using a mug, and then pour a kettle of boiling water into the drain opening. The boiling water should loosen the blockage almost immediately and dislodge the clog.
If boiling water doesn't dislodge the clog after several attempts, you may be dealing with a stubborn clog, and it’s time to try another method.
A plunger can come in handy for getting rid of drain clogs. To unclog drain clogs with a plunger, follow these steps:
This combination can help clear drain clogs. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda chews through the gunk and grime that has built up in the pipe. Simply mix ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda and pour the mixture down the drain. Let the mixture sit for several hours, then flush the drain with boiling water.
If the clog is too deep or too stubborn to dislodge with a plunger, you can try using a plumbing snake. To unclog a drain using a plumbing snake, follow these steps:
If you’re looking for a dependable plumbing company to help you with clogged drain cleaning, get in touch with Mr. Rooter Plumbing.