Clogged drains are a headache and can happen anywhere in the house. Water starts to drain slowly after a bath or shower. Or it backs up in the kitchen sink. The toilet might gurgle after flushing. After awhile a clogged drain is hard to ignore and needs cleaning.
If you have water starting to back up, try these simple home remedies. These generally work if you have a simple blockage.
- You can try dissolving the clog with boiling water, baking soda and vinegar. Pour a pot of boiling water into the drain. Quickly pour in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of baking soda and let it sit for five or 10 minutes. Then pour a cup of vinegar into the drain. The mixture will bubble and fizz. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then pour in another pot of boiling water. This works on kitchen sink clogs and toilet clogs.
- Try a Zip It Bath and Sink Hair Snare, a long, barbed piece of plastic. It is available at any hardware store for less than $5. Slide it into the drain and then pull it back out. This simple tool works best on hair clogs.
- Use a wet dry vacuum to unclog your sink drain. It operates on the same principle as a plunger but has much more suction power. If you rotate between the blower position and the suction position several times, then you will have a good chance of breaking up the clog and either blowing it through the drain or sucking it into the vacuum.
If these remedies do not work, then you probably have a more serious drain clog and need professional clogged drain cleaning services. Contact us to unclog your drain. We are award-winning, family owned and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.