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Drain Cleaning Tips All Homeowners Should Know About

26 April, 2017

Another clogged drain? Don`t panic, there are a number of things you can do to fix the situation. Before you try to do something expensive to the drain, first try using the standard techniques to unclog it.

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You can use regular household items like a plunger to get the situation under control. If you don’t have a plunger, go buy one. Don’t spend a lot of money on expensive unclogging tools just yet, nonetheless. First, consider the below suggestions:

Use Saltwater

Get some table salt from the kitchen and mix it into about a cup of water. Put it down the clogged drain. This can assist the breakdown of grease buildup that might be causing the clogging. More importantly, the saltwater will prevent nasty smells from emanating from the clogged drain, as explained by this Toronto drain repair service. After using the saltwater, you can try using the plunger.

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution

Home remedies are less costly and more environmentally friendly than expensive chemical solutions you buy at the store. This mixture is well known to help with clogged drains in any room of the house. Start by pouring about half a cup of baking soda into the clogged drain. Then pour about half a cup of vinegar. Finally, pour in boiling water to rinse it all away. You will be surprised by the results.

Use a Tool

If the plunger doesn’t work, the next best thing is to use a mechanical snake to break up the clog. This tool can be pushed down the drain and into the pipe. It will catch anything clogging the drain in the process. When the mechanical snake is in the clog, use a gardening hose to blast water into the pipe that may remove the clog entirely.

Use Soda

You can use a can of Pepsi or Coke to unclog a drain. These sugary sodas have a chemical ingredient known as phosphoric acid. The acid can cut through clogged debris sometimes even better than commercial cleaners. Carbonated drinks are known to be more effective in unclogging a drain more than commercial products on occasion.

Keep Trying Hot Water

One of the secrets for unclogging drains that AVDRAIN- Toronto drain cleaning professionals recommend is using hot water. Unlike with chemical formula, whether home mad or new, hot water won’t damage pipes. The process of using hot water is easy as well. Just fill a sink with boiling hot water and let it go down to the pipes. However, be careful of possible burns.

Call a Plumber

If you cannot fix the clogging yourself, it’s time to call a plumber without delay. Clogged drains should be fixed immediately to prevent further damage. You can call a reputable plumber in your local area. Keep the plumber’s number in a safe place that is also easily accessible.

Now you don’t have to tear your hair out because of a clogged drain. Try any one of the above suggestions to get the drains unclogged. And don’t forget taking care of the drains regularly so they don’t get clogged like this again.

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