Clogged pipe is a problem that never comes when expected. Sometimes you don’t have the time to wait for a professional, sometimes you have other reason to solve the problem yourself. If you found yourself in this kind of situation, this article will help you out.
Plumbing is essential service in every homestead. It gives your house or residential estate a habitable environment. Every time a structural problem like drain pipes blockages arise in your home, it is always better to hire a professional to do the job.
If for some reason you are not able to contact professional plumbers, you can try to clean the drains yourself, here’s how you can do it:
Most people are used to clean drains using different methods. However, some of them should be avoided as they might have a negative effect on the pipes. An excellent example of such is chemical cleaning. Chemical cleaning damages the pipes and thus it should be avoided. The best ways to clean your drains, recommended by the most qualified plumbers are listed below.
Sinks and Tub Drains
There are different ways of cleaning the sink and the tub drains. The best way to do this is to physically remove the clog that is usually caused by toothpaste or a long hair. In case it isn’t reachable, you can use a plumbing snake. If you don’t have one, try using a piece of stick, flexible wire, wire coat hanger or any other long pointy object to unclog the blocking material, and this leaves the pipe clean.
When doing the cleaning, you should avoid using any method that can damage your drain pipes and opt for the safest ways to perform your task with care, since even the smallest amount of pipe damage can turn into disaster.
Usually, most clogs can be easily cleared with a plunger or a drain cleaning solution, which you can also make yourself, using hot water, baking soda and vinegar. In case that didn’t help, try using a snake to make way for whatever landed in your toilet. Some toiled clogs are too hard to handle and require removing your toilet so it can be unblocked from the other end, so if you ran out of options, contact your nearest qualified professional.
Kitchen drains are the most affected when it comes to clogging due to food remnants that land into the sinks. However, they are usually easily removable. First, you should use some hot water and soap to make the clog easy. After several attempts, the clog becomes loose and just ends.
If it does not come out, try using extremely hot water and a drain cleaning solution mentioned earlier to dissolve the clog. If even that fails, which sometimes occur, the only option left, apart from calling a professional to do the job for you, is to use a plunger to remove it.
Also, after you done, consider installing a garbage disposal to prevent further kitchen cloggings. Any professional plumber can help you with that.