Drain Clearing

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Tips for Drain Clearing DIY

Among the common plumbing issues faced by most homeowners and residents globally is clearing blocked drains. It is something that most plumbers encounter on a day-to-day basis. If left untreated, blocked drains can lead to water leaks which can, in turn, damage your home or business facility. Severe damages can result in burst pipes which will be more costly to repair. That said, below are some options you have when it comes to dealing with a blocked drain.

Use boiling water

If you’re interested in a fast and easy way to clear a blocked drain, consider using hot boiled water into your drain. In most cases, boiling water helps dissolve or loosen a blocked drain without necessary having to call a plumber. Ensure that you use hot water if your drain is made of ceramic or metal pipes as the heat from the hot water can loosen the joints if used on PVC pipes.

Baking soda and vinegar

Most of us love a DIY project. In the case of a blocked drain, you can easily create your own drain cleaner using baking soda and white vinegar. To begin, pour the baking soda into the drain then follow it with the vinegar after which you should cover the drain so as to stop the mixture from bubbling out of your pipe. Though you may be required to repeat the process, the mixture produces oxygen which helps scour and clear the insides of your pipe. Once you are sure, the mixture has worked, pour some hot water to clear the blockage and clean any residue that might be left.