Blocked and clogged drains can be an absolute nightmare and seem impossible to fix. However, there are a few at-home solutions that you can try out to get the water flowing through your drains again and at Pratt Plumbing, we’ve put together a list of the most effective.
The Wonders of Baking Powder
Baking powder is used for so many things, especially when it comes to cleaning. It’s cheap, effective and gets the job done in most cases, but how does it fare up when cleaning a drain? Well, it really couldn’t be simpler. Pour a large cup of baking powder directly down your drain followed by a kettle full of boiling water. Give it a couple of minutes and then run the water from your tap and voila, your drain should be unblocked!
You can also use the same method but before you pour the hot water down the sink, pour a cup full of household vinegar. This method also works wonders on blocked drains.
Plunge Out the Gunge
Yes, it’s an old-fashioned method, but a plunger is a great way to remove debris and build up that lies near to the plug hole. Simply obtain a plunger and push down really hard, suctioning the gripped part onto the plug hole and then release. You may need to do this a couple of times before the water starts draining again as normal.
Hire a Professional
While the above methods have been tried and tested, they won’t work with everything, especially if you have a particularly bad drain blockage. Sometimes, there’s just nothing else for it but to call in the experienced help of a professional plumber. To arrange a call-out or to receive a free, no obligation quote, call Pratt Plumbing today at 806-373-7866.