How to Deal with a Clogged Drain
A clogged drain is perhaps the most common nuisance that can happen in a household. However, the fact that it’s common doesn’t mean it should be neglected. In fact, the sooner you attend to it, the better.
If you are positively sure that the clogged drain happened because of something you recently disposed of the wrong way, then you can go ahead and fix it yourself. Here’s what you can do:
- Use Boiled Water
This is the easiest, most inexpensive method. Simply boil a kettle of water and pour it down the drain. This method works best if your drain is clogged by a small object. It may not work on grease or more serious issues.
Also, before you use this method, make sure you have metal pipes. Boiling water can melt the joints of PVC ones and you’ll end up having a much bigger problem.
- Make Your Own Drain Cleaner
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a chemist for this one: simply pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain and flush it down with two cups of vinegar. Be careful: the vinegar and baking soda will fizz and bubble, so be sure to get as much of that mixture in the drain. Ideally, you should cover the drain.
- Use a Snake
You can easily find one in any department store. Simply insert it down that drain and try to grab whatever it’s been clogging it.
When Everything Fails
If none of these methods works, it’s time to bring in the specialists. Mt Drains and Plumbing has years of experience in fixing clogged drains in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto (Etobicoke), Scarborough, and North York. We’ve seen it all and fixed it all.
So, before your drain problem turns into a disaster, give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you!
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