Blocked drains are one of the scourges of indoor plumbing, but with the right kinds of equipment you can deal with them in a quick and easy way. Depending on the severity of the blockage, these cleaning methods may or may not work. Additionally, if a drain is clogged to the point where the tips we mention are untenable, the best idea would be to locate a professional plumber and consult them as to what should be done to help the situation.
We have a lot of naturally occurring items within our homes that can be used to help unclog blocked drains. One of the most commonly used natural drain cleaners is baking soda. One cup of baking soda is first thrown down the drain followed up with two cups of boiling water and another cup of baking soda. After those things go into the drain pipe, you clog it and let it do its work. If you listen carefully you can hear the baking soda fizzing and bubbling inside the drain pipe. This is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. After the fizzing has stopped, follow up the treatment with another 2 cups of boiling water and that should deal with your blocked drain.
Sometimes the natural stuff is just too light to unclog a drain and you need something more heavy duty. Commercial drain cleaners can be bought at any hardware. When they’re introduced into a drain they work to remove grease and grime in the pipes and leave it clear for the flow of water. Heavy duty chemical cleaners can be dangerous to human skin so it’s advised that you use gloves and handle them carefully when using them.
A professional plumber is your last and best bet to unclog a blocked drain. If you’ve tried all of this and your drain is still being problematic, contacting a plumber is your last option. A professional plumber can quickly diagnose and move to fix the problem that may be causing the clogging. If you want to experience high-quality plumbing services done by experienced professionals, check out the Plumbing Detectives today!