Drain Unblocking Tips
- Pour a few buckets of boiling water down the drain, but do it gradually in two to three stages so that the hot water has time to work between each pour.
- Get a wire coat hanger & unfold it. Then bend it up from one end forming a sort of hook. Now push it through the drain cover & start angling. As you continue with the activity, all that nasty stuff including hair will start to come out or at least get broken up. Aim to get the gunk pulled out, rather than pushing it further. After you’ve got as much as possible, use hot water to flush and clean the things up nicely.
- Plunger is a handy tool to fix your clog. It helps to break up clogs pretty easily. In fact it’s safer than using caustic drain cleaners that can cause unbearable damage to PVC, galvanized steel, copper and iron pipes, as well as fixtures. But, you may require to have several goes at it to sort out the problem. Begin by filling the drain till there’s ample water to totally cover the cup of the plunger. In case you’re plunging a double sink, don’t forget to plug the other sink. Lower plunger into the water, to let out the air in the cup. Remember, plunger will not work if the cup is not filled up to the brim.Now press the cup against the sink or toilet. That will create a seal around the clogged drain. Plunge at full speed. If a bit of resistance is felt, or sloshing sound of water is heard, see that the second sink is plugged. Once the clog loosens, use hot water to flush the drain.
- If you are unable to sort out the problem with a plunger, prepare a cleaning solution by mixing up vinegar and baking soda in a cup. Then pour the liquid down the drain. Follow that up by pouring plenty of boiling water into to drain. For at least one night let the solution to sit and next morning flush it out with hot water. This is a very effective and safe drain unclogging method.
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