How do I unclog a drain?
Did you know you can unclog your own pipes at home without the help – or the cost – of a professional plumber? Sure, it’s not the most pleasant of jobs, but it’s worth a try if your bath is taking a long time to drain or there’s water rising from your toilet.
How to unblock a kitchen or bathroom sink
Before buying unblocking products, which aren’t great for the environment, try this effective and easy method using supplies from home. Use vinegar, baking soda, and water for a super easy way of unblocking drains using household supplies.
The baking soda and hot water will loosen up any build-up that’s clogging your waste pipe, and the vinegar will cause the sludge to move on down the drain. It’s that easy!
• Pour boiling water down your drain.
• Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and leave for 5 minutes
• Add a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup very hot water and leave for 10 minutes.
• Pour one more pot of boiling water down the drain. That will flush the scum that has been loosened up by the baking soda and vinegar
You can use this method to unblock bath drain, shower drain and sink clogs. Alternatively, you can purchase liquid cleaners from your local hardware store. These chemical solutions are often very effective, but can sometimes cause damage to pipes if they are old or worn down. You’ll also need to ensure you rinse it out with hot water before taking a bath or shower. Take extreme caution and always read the instructions carefully.
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