Summary – Clogged drains can be a real pain in the neck. You can use simple DIY methods involving baking soda, vinegar, and wire hangers to get rid of the clog, if the extent of the clogging is not a menace. However, if you feel that the problem is bigger, it is advisable and wise to consult a professional to get it fixed.
One of the worst nightmares for a householder is a sink where water forms a pool and begins to drain slowly. Unless you have lot of time and patience to allow the water to drain slowly, a clogged drain can be a source of real irritation. In most cases, the problem is simple and can be tackled with some age old locally found ingredients. However in extreme cases, you might be required to solicit the services of a professional like Priority Plumbing.
Here are some easy DIY methods which you can use to unclog your drain.
The Baking Soda and Vinegar Method
This is one of the oldest methods for unclogging a drain. However, before employing this method keep in mind that it works best for small clogs and if you continue to see puddles after using this method, maybe you should consult a professional. Start this method by first pouring a cup of hot water down your drain. Wait for a few minutes and then pour in half a cup of baking soda down the drain. Again wait for a few minutes, before mixing vinegar with water and then pouring it down your drain. If your clog is small, this method should work for you.
The Bent Wire Hanger
This is one of the most simple and effective tips used by millions of people around the world to unclog a drain. The trick is simple and it only requires you to use a regular coat hanger to create a simple hook. Push the hanger down the drain and soon you shall be able to pull out all the dirt, hair and nasty stuff which had your drains clogged. Remember to pull out all the unwanted materials, instead of pushing them further down, which would only make your problem worse. Once that is done, you can simply pour hot water inside the drain and your job should be accomplished.
Not many people own these vacuum cleaners, however if you can manage to get hold of one them there be absolutely no alternative to these mean machines. Most wet/dry vacuums come with clog cleaning attachments which makes cleaning an easy job.
Different models however have different configurations and you should follow specific instructions to get your job well done.
90% of drain clogging problems is usually solved by these methods. However if you have problem unclogging your drains you can contact Priority Plumbing who would help you not only with the clogging problem but also offer advice about proper maintenance and safety measures to ensure such problems can be averted. Once the job is done, they would clean your home and leave you with no scope to complain.