Clogged drains are never a good thing. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions, and plumbers are always a phone call away if you have something more serious. Whether it’s your shower, sink, or other drain in your house, you need to unlock it as soon as possible. Let hot water run first to see if the drain comes off and clears itself. If the water builds up too much, switch it off and call a specialist.
Here are some other tips to help you deal with a clogged drain while waiting for the pros to arrive:
- Instead of running hot water, try boiling a pot of water and pouring it into the drain. If you have metal or ceramic pipes, this can be a great way to get rid of a lot of blockages without much investment or effort. It may not always work, but it is worth trying.
- Try baking soda and vinegar to create a reaction that can “scrub” the tubes. This may need to be done a few times, but it works for several basic constipations. Just make sure you cover the drain after pouring the mixture so it doesn’t spill out.
- If you are careful, you may be able to plug a blocked drain with a plunger. Pistons are often as effective in sinks and other drains as they are in toilets. This works for solid masses, but probably not as well for mineral deposits or fat accumulation.
Call a plumber for serious constipation or constipation
As mentioned above, it is always important to call a plumber when something more urgent than a simple clog is on hand. Professional installers can diagnose the problem and help you find a more effective solution that delivers lasting results. You can use CCTV and a drain snake to clear the clog or identify what’s going on. Another option is to use a hydro jet, which is simply high pressure water that is sprayed through the drain to try to clear the clog.
In any case, plumbers have the right tools for any clogged drain. You can fix the problem quickly, effectively and without further harm. If you are frequently blocked or just have a persistent problem that you don’t seem to be able to solve, a professional job may be just what you need.