Clogged drains are a common household and commercial problem that can become a hassle for you and your family. If you are experiencing a clogged drain, it is important to act quickly and consider your options before the issue becomes worse. There are remedies that you can try yourself, but calling an experienced plumber should also not be ruled out. Here are our 4 easy steps on how to unclog a drain.
Try A Plunger
The first step you should always take is trying to use a plunger. Partially fill up your sink with water, plunge the drain quickly going up and down, and hopefully the water in the sink will begin to drain properly. If the water begins to drain, you are good to go! However, if it does not, you’ll need to move on to the next step because your drain is still clogged.
Use Baking Soda & Vinegar
This is one of the oldest tricks in book for unclogging a drain. First, use a bucket or bowl to empty the accumulated water from the sink. After the water is removed, stick about one cup of baking soda down the drain with a spatula handle or wooden spoon. Then, pour a cup of vinegar down the drain and immediately put the stopper in to force the mixture down the drain. Wait for about five minutes and the mixture will create foam down in the pipes. Attempt to run warm water down the drain to see if the solution worked. If it worked, your drain is unclogged! If not, you’ll have to try the next step.
This step is also very easy to do yourself. All you’ll have to do is boil up a big bowl or kettle of hot water. Pour the boiling water down the drain in a few stages, allowing time for the water to work between pours. This is often a very effective way to unclog a drain and hopefully will leave your problem solved. But, if your drain is experiencing major clogging issues, it might be time to let a professional take care of it.
Call A Plumber!
If you’ve tried all of the remedies above and you are still dealing with a clogged drain, it is time to give The Waterworks a call! We are more than happy to take care of the clogged drain for you. It is a wise decision to call an expert in order to ensure that you do not make the problem even worse and cause damage to your home’s pipelines.