There are few household problems as inconveniencing as a clogged drain. Whether it’s in your shower, sink, or another drain in your home, a clog is not an easy or fun thing to deal with. While there are some clogs that require the tools and expertise of professional plumbing repair company, others can be remedied with household cleaners and other homemade solutions.
Before purchasing a household cleaner, check to see that it’s safe to use with your plumbing. If you live in an older home or apartment, don’t use very strong or abrasive cleaners, as they can cause serious damage do your internal piping. Instead, for minor clogs, try pouring a mixture of baking soda down the drain. By pouring the baking soda down followed by the vinegar, they will produce fumes that can loosen the particles of debris that are causing the clog.
If your drain is clogged with grease (which is not uncommon in kitchen sinks), pour a half cup of salt and and a half cup of baking soda, followed by a small pot of boiling water down the drain. This mixture takes a little while to produce results, so you should let it sit overnight before testing the drain.
While homemade and store bought cleaners can effectively remedy many clogged drains, some are clogged so extensively or for a reason that only professional plumbers can fully understand and repair. If the methods you’re trying on your own to unclog your drain aren’t working, then it’s time to call Extreme Plumbing Services to assess your situation and remedy the problem. We’re available to handle any problem 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so whether in the middle of a plumbing emergency, or you’re finally fed up with trying to fix a problem yourself, contact us to request service today!