It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or a renter; knowing how to unclog a drain is one of the most important skills to have. It can help prevent having to call a drain cleaning service for basic plumbing issues like a clogged drain and save you money over time. This video has some tips for dealing with minor clogs. Let’s dive in!
Instead of plunging straight down with a standard plunger, try creating a seal and then pulling the plunger out quickly to draw the stoppage out and help it move through the convoluted edge. If you have a toilet clog that’s a bit more stubborn, try using a closet auger to prevent damage to any of the bowl’s china or porcelain. This tool helps you reach clogs that may be further down the pipes and has a hook to help remove any buildup. Plumbing wire is another excellent tool to have on hand for clogs further down the pipes.
There are numerous chemicals on the market that claim to break down clogs. While these may help break down organic matter when used, they can cause more harm than good. Instead of relying on caustic solutions, reach out to your local drain cleaning service provider for assistance.