How to Unclog a Drain

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by newportbeach-plumber No Comments

No one is spared from a clogged drain problem once in a while. You know how suffering and tough that is to experience it as it brings inconvenience and hassle for everyone in your home. Today, we offer some good news as you can solve the problem by yourself performing these simple methods of unclogging your drains.

  • You can solve it using a mixture of white vinegar and water. Get half a cup of baking soda and pour it over your drain. Then, get a cup of white vinegar and pour it over the drain, too. Leave it and wait for at least one hour.  If possible, leave the mixture overnight. Flush the mixture with hot water. See if it works!
  • You can also fix the issue by using a hanger. Get a screwdriver to take out your drain. You can check the inside of the drain for anything that clogs it. Straighten the hanger and stick it down on the drain. Start to pull it out.  Check if it solves the problem.
  • Another option is using a plunger. You can make a seal around the drain plunger. Put a little Vaseline around the edges of your drain. If you would find your tub to be overflowing, then plug it with a washcloth. Fill your tub with water until the plunger head is entirely covered. You can put the plunger over and start to unclog the drain. If you cannot solve the problem using a plunger, then this solution may work. Get your garden hose if you have a drain snake. You can start to run the hose down to the drain. Power on the water hose at max pressure. Whatever that is clogging the drain, it will sure be washed away.
  • When these solutions do not work, then it is about the time to use a chemical opener for your drain. You can get a Drano or Liquid Plumber. You should make sure that your area is well-ventilated before you perform the action. You can turn on the exhaust fan or open the windows.

These are some of the solutions you can apply when unclogging the drain. On the other hand, if you need expert help to entirely solve your worries, then you can call Newport Plumbers as we are around 24 hours a day and even on the holidays or weekends. We can get to your place for an emergency plumbing help anytime!

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