Simple Fixes for Clogged Drains
You can always call on the professionals at General Plumbing to take care of your clogged drains, but there are times when you can try to handle the situation on your own. If you have noticed that water is draining more slowly down the drain or that there are odors coming from the drain, act fast to avoid a full-blown clog.
Hang It Up
Take a wire hanger and straighten it out the best that you can before you bend one end in a small hook shape. Slide the hook into the drain and see what you can fish out of the drain, taking care that you pull rather than push the clogging gunk out.
Bake It Out
Get two measuring cups and fill one with a cup of baking soda and the other with white vinegar. Pour them both down the drain at the same time and let the fizzing chemical reaction take care of clogged drains. Be sure to follow that up with some hot water to clear everything out.
Heat Things Up
Even if you don’t have clogged drains, you should still pour a large pot or kettle of boiling hot water down your drains to flush out any food oils, particulates, and other gunk down the drain. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to take care of a stopped-up drain.