Nobody likes to wake up to a clogged bathroom sink, or clogged shower, and with good reason! Clogged drains are not only unsanitary, but also dangerous for your plumbing system. Clogs can go from bad to worse faster than you might think, and clogs can break your pipes, which of course leads to more expensive repairs.
First & Foremost
Generally speaking, the best course of action is to go through a professional plumber for drain cleanings and clog repairs. A professional plumber can provide you with fast and effective services such as hydro jetting, as well as clean your drains in a way that can prevent later clogs.
At Home Dos & Don’ts
Sometimes, calling a plumber doesn’t fit into your busy schedule, or you just prefer to try and fix things yourself. If you want to try an at-home remedy, here’s what you need to know!
Avoid liquid drain cleaners. Besides being terrible for the environment, those drain cleaners are very expensive, while only providing a very short term solution. If you need a fast and relatively clean solution, try vinegar and baking soda instead. Cheaper, cleaner, and non-toxic, this is a great way to bust through small clogs temporarily. Pour a decent amount of baking soda down the drain, then chase it with vinegar. For an added push, cover the drain afterwards.
When it comes to drain snakes, understand that pulling the clog out is a better method than pushing the clog down. Leaving the clog in large chunks can cause the clog to show up later down the line. While pulling it out is far messier, you will see longer results.