Learn How To Unclog Drains

By Scott Rodgers

Plumbing issues are common at homes and clogged drains are the most common plumbing problem faced by a home owner. But it is not that difficult to fix as it sounds. Below are some easy methods that you can try yourself before calling a professional plumber.

A very simple solution is to try the combination of baking soda and vinegar. They are easily available at homes and are also better than those harsh caustic drain cleaners in the market. Butu before using them, try to remove the standing water fro the sink.

Now put in half a cup of baking soda followed by half cup of vinegar. Leave them for sometime. They together react to create a foaming action and can help loosening many clogs.

If this does not work you will have to resort to more aggressive measures. One simple method is to use a regular bathroom plunger. When plunging make sure you have enough water in the sink to fully cover the plunger. Also be sure to cover the overflow opening in the sink or tub, because if you do not, much of the plunging pressure will be lost through that opening.

You can also try using a cloth hanger. Open the hanger to make it a long straight metal wire. Bend either of it side a little to form a hook to catch the clog. Push it down the drain, turn it and try catching the clog with the hook.

If you do manage to catch it you can pull it out with the hook. Once you have pulled out enough material run some more water in to see if it is working any better. If it does seem to be improving you might try the plunging technique again.

If none of the above mentioned steps help you out, you can try some other plumbing tools such as an auger. It is a more complicated tool than a plunger and you should know how to use it properly, otherwise it is always better to call a professional plumber who can fix the problem for you.

Plumbing is an important part of your home and so it s very important to find the right plumber for your home. It can be a bit time consuming but will prove to be beneficial for you in the end. You can ask for references from friends and neighbors which will save your time. You can also do some amount of research on the in internet. - 29857

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