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Chemical products to clear clogged drains? Better to avoid!
It happened to everyone as soon as you turn on the water in the sink, shower or tub and instead of running smoothly, it’s clogged. After seeing countless commercials for liquid cleaners, your first thought is to buy that bottle of thick blue liquid with chemicals because you believe it will do the job. Read the article below: How to clear clogged drains?
The bad news that emergencies which make sewer cleaners won’t tell you these chemicals are bad for your pipes, regardless of whether the bottle claims to be “safe on the pipes.”
If you insist on trying a liquid-based solution to clear small discharges, choose an all-natural enzymatic product. These products use natural enzymes to eliminate organic material and bacteria that clog the pipes . So we can say these products are best used for monthly drain maintenance rather than cleaning them, but we have some simpler (and less expensive) DIY solutions that you can try before buying an expensive product.
Maintenance of “do it yourself” sanitary systems
If your drains are just a bit slow or you want to clean your drains every month to make sure dirt doesn’t build up along the pipe walls, there are two easy fixes that might work:
Hot water .
Pour a large amount of very hot (but not hot) water down the drain that you are having trouble with or want to clean. Follow it up with some fresh water to flush out the drains you just melted.
Baking soda and vinegar.
Vinegar and baking soda have properties that are particularly useful for cleaning the house. Pour half a glass of baking soda over the clogged drain and chase it with half a glass of vinegar and let it sit overnight. Flush the drains with hot water in the morning and they will work like new! It is recommended that you do this at least once a month!
Tools to unblock clogged drains
If you find yourself with a clogged drain and want to try to fix the situation yourself before calling the experts, don’t use chemical cleaners, but use a plunger gun with compressed air to remove hair from the sink.
Snake or hook:
A plumber’s snake or hook is a tool used to unblock clogged drains in plumbing. There are several types, but the general idea is to push the cable into the drain line and turn the handle clockwise. Once the drill snaps into the socket, you can take it out and throw it away.
The plunger is a gadget that cannot be missing in the home and can really come in handy. Put it under hot water for a while before using it. Thus the rubber will spread , adapting better to the edges of the toilet and then apply pressure. Once in place, pull several times to loosen the cap.
How to avoid clogged drains?
Of course, the best way to avoid a clogged drain is to not throw any food scraps down the sink in the first place. Here is a list of the most common things people throw in the sink or toilet that can cause serious problems over time:
- Fat or oil (pour them into a jar, wait for them to solidify, then throw them away and let hot water run for the next 2 minutes.
- Egg shell fragments
- Pasta, rice and potato skins
- Fibrous foods
- Coffee grounds
- Feminine products (sanitary napkins, etc.)
- Fabrics and paper towels
- Hair (get a cap for the shower or tub!)
Call the experts when the ‘do it yourself’ drain cleaning doesn’t work
It is always necessary to turn to a reliable plumber with experience in this sector, when ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions do not solve the situation. We at Emergency Plumber 24 Hour , operate throughout the area, offering plumbing repair and unblocking services for clogged drains . We provide a timely same day service with an experienced team ready to emergence at any time of the day, even during night hours, public holidays and the month of August. For any emergency call us at our dedicated number. We will be happy to put our experience at your complete disposal!
Whenever you need “to clear clogged drains” you are free to call us! We guarantee you 100% satisfaction on all work carried out from the Plumbers in Your Area. They are fully qualified and licensed technicians with high experience.