Having clogs in the drains are common and they can occur for a plethora of reasons, however, it is common to simply not have the time or patience to deal with it. The common culprits include a ball of hair, giant wad of toilet paper, or even a children’s toy. Dealing with a toilet overflowing or the sink filling with water that just won’t go down, or a bathtub drain that lets water pool around your calves during a shower I simply no fun and a major inconvenience. Today, we at The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to discuss when you should call in a pro to clean your drains.
To Unblock a Badly Clogged Toilet
Toilets can clog for a number of reasons. When you have a clogged toilet, you can first attempt to clear the clog using a toilet plunger. If a plunger is not effective, you can help break up or retrieve the item, you can also try an inexpensive hand-powered drain auger. If you attempt the auger, remember it can be tricky and in some instances, people have caused more harm than good.
Stop a Toilet from Clogging
Ensure your family, visitors, and occupants are only flushing toilet paper that quickly dissolves in water and flushing water, along with personal waste. Toilets are not a catch-all for trash and items such as cotton swabs, diaper wipes, dental floss, and feminine hygiene products should never be flushed.
Call in a professional when the plunger is not doing the trick, especially if you are not comfortable using an auger.
To Unclog a Clogged Kitchen Sink
Sinks can easily clog in the drainpipes due to leftover food and cooking scraps. You can first try softening the obstruction by letting hot water run down the drain for a few moments. After a few minutes, use the sink plunger to push the clog free. Repeat with hot as needed, but always b careful using the hot water as to avoid contact burns and such. Oil and grease should never be disposed of in the sink drain, even with a garbage disposal. You can use an old can or sturdy bottle to pour the grease into and toss it into the trash after it solidifies. Call a plumber if after several attempts of hot water flush and plunging proves unsuccessful.
Clear Clogged Drain Pipes
Water draining flow is limited when dirt and gunk accumulates around the walls of the piping. Removing and cleaning the drain stopper is a good place to start. In some instanced, hair and other items can get stuck causing a blockage. Use the sink plunger after blocking the overflow drain in the sink or tub. Also, clean out the drain’s elbow joint.
Prevent Clogged Drains
Clean out the drain stoppers regularly and be sure to use a hair strainer/drain cover to prevent items from going down the drain.
Contact an expert if your plunging and cleaning attempts are ineffective.
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