Simple Cleaning Solutions To Unclog A Drain

emergency plumbing service basin pocketWith proper tools and techniques, you can fix a clogged drain without having to call in a pro. Before you have a plumber check on your clogged drain, you may want to try to fix it yourself first with these simple cleaning solutions to unclog drains:

Unclog a drain with boiling water. Pour the hot water directly into the drain. Do not do this on the porcelain sink as it can damage the porcelain. Boiling water can be effective drain de-clogger when done properly. Also, as a reminder, do not de-clog PVC pipes with boiling water because it can weaken plastic pipes.

Unclog drain with baking soda and vinegar. The fizzy combination of vinegar and baking soda can be a natural cleaning solution to a clogged drain. Pour a cup of baking soda on the drain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then pour about a half-cup of vinegar down the drain and cover with a drain plug. After half an hour, flush it with boiling water.

Use a plunger. You might probably think that plungers are just used for toilets, but this is not true since you can use a plunger as long as you have the right one. Purchase a bowl-shaped plunger without a collar as this is the right one to use for sinks. To start de-clogging, fill the sink about halfway with water and start plunging. You will see that the plunger is effective and the clog is being removed once the drain is draining.

Use expert plumbing service. If everything else fails and you still find that the clog is there, contact a professional plumber. Your local plumber will be able to identify what the main cause is, by using the latest technology in their field thus by the end of their visit, your drains will be clogged free.