A drain clog is perhaps one of the most common plumbing issues. There is no sure-fire thing you can do to prevent your drains from getting clogged. However, you may be able to unclog your drains yourself. Below is a list of things, courtesy of Amyotte's Plumbing & Heating Ltd., you can use to unclog your drain:
Baking Soda And Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar are two natural remedies you can use to unclog the drain. The first thing you will need to do is boil some hot water and then pour it down the drain. After that, you will need to pour 1/3 cup of baking soda down the drain. Allow it to sit for five minutes. After that, add vinegar to the drain and let it sit for 20 minutes. Pour some boiling water down the drain to remove the vinegar and baking soda.
Salt And Baking Soda
You will need a 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 table salt. Pour it down the drain and allow it sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Pour the boiling water after 20 minutes. The chemical reaction formed by the baking soda, salt and hot water will help clear the drain.
Bent Wire Hanger
You can use a bent wire hanger to unclog your drains. You will need to unwind the hanger and straighten it as much as you can. Place the hanger inside of the drain. Use the hanger to pull as much out of the drain as you can. You can use boiling water to clear the drain. The bent wire hanger is best for removing minor clogs.
A drain snake is effective for removing very stubborn clogs. This equipment is relatively easy to use, and it can work wonders. A drain snake is often used by professional plumbers to remove clogs.
A drain clog is a plumbing issue that most people are bound to have at some point. The good news is that clogs are fairly easy to remove in most cases. You can use a bent wire hanger, baking soda and salt and baking soda and vinegar to remove clogs. You can also use a drain snake to remove clogs that are very stubborn. However, you should always call a plumber if you are unable to remove the clog.
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