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Advice on Clearing Clogged Drains

Advice on Clearing Clogged Drains

As it has been already told, most clogged situations can be done on your own. Here are the steps you should follow to get rid of the problem fast. Chemical drain cleaners.
As it has been already told, most clogged situations can be done on your own. Here are the steps you should follow to get rid of the problem fast. Chemical drain cleaners.
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As it has been already told, most clogged situations can be done on your own. Here are the steps you should follow to get rid of the problem fast.

  1. Chemical drain cleaners.

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You should always have one in your closet for emergencies. The one thing you have to remember is that these cleaners are not for all kinds of clogs. These cleaners contain harsh chemicals, so read the instructions and warnings carefully in order not to damage your septic system. They can also disrupt the bacterial action. Use goggles and rubber gloves to protect your eyes and hand skin. Remember to pour plenty of water after the procedure.

  1. Where the Clog Is.

First, you should realize where the clog is. If only a bath, a shower, a washbasin or a sink drain is clogged, breathe out. You will cope with it. If more than one unit is clogged in your residence, it will be more difficult as it means that main drain line is clogged. But everything can be cured by our experts.

  1. Home remedy.

Use a combination of baking soda and vinegar in proportion 1 to 1 (put half a glass of soda into the drain and half a glass of vinegar after it). Leave this combination in the drain for a few minutes. After that pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain. This allows dissolving fat and washes down the drain.

  1. Cleaning Strainers and Stoppers.

Sometimes everything you need to do is just to clean the strainer after removing it. Hair usually twists on them or small objects. Unscrew the stopper or turn them with your fingers, clear it carefully and place back.

  1. Plunger.

It is sometimes called a plumber’s friend and it is really so. It is one of the most trusted tools. They can clear the blockage if it is not too deep. Close the opening to the drain and run 2 or 3 inches of water over the hole. It helps you realize when you succeed in the process. Plumbers usually apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly to the rim of the plunger. It helps to make a tighter seal. Then start producing up and down movements with the plunger keeping it tight to the surface. Do this for a minute or so, then stop and check if the water drains through the hole. If no, continue the procedure. When the drain is clear again, run warm water to wash any particles left.

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  1. Clearing the Trap.

If the plunger doesn’t help, try to clean the trap under the sink. You’ll need a bucket for waste water. Remove the plug and use a bottle brush to remove the clog. Wash the trap carefully and fix it back.

Clearing the Trap

  1. A Drain Snake Usage.

If the trap is clean but water doesn't drain, then the clog is deeper in the drain pipe or the main drain. In this situation you’ll need a plumber’s help or a sewer snake. The snake is inserted into the drain (the trap is removed) opening and pushed until it meets a clog. As soon as it meets a clog the plumber starts twisting the snake to hook the clog on itself. Then the trap is repositioned. Once the clog is gone, cold water is run down the drain until it is clear.

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8. Main Drain Line

If more than one unit is clogged the main drain line or the sewer should be cleaned. Don’t try to do it yourself. Trust a TPG professional.

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