How to Unclog a Drain Naturally
When homeowners notice that a sink is starting to drain more slowly than usual, they often turn to Drano or some other chemical solvent to unclog the drain. But what do you do, when after waiting the appropriate amount of time, the drain is still clogged? Or what if you want to unclog a drain naturally? You can certainly call the plumbing experts at Cathedral Plumbing for drain cleaning in Carrollton, but before you do, why not try a couple of things yourself first? If the methods below don’t work, we’re here for you!
Reach for the Plunger
When chemical solvents won’t go down the drain, or you want to use more natural and environmentally-friendly drain cleaning methods, reach for a plunger instead. Many people think that plungers are only effective for unclogging toilets, but when used on a drain, they can oftentimes create enough suction to dislodge a clog. Just make sure the plunger you use can seal all the way around the drain so you can get maximum suction and have the best chance of removing that stubborn clog.
Use a Homemade Household Remedy
If your drain is draining even just a tiny bit, it’s worth trying this household concoction of baking soda and vinegar. First, make sure all of the standing water has gone down the drain. Next, mix equal parts baking soda and vinegar (1 cup of each is a good place to start) and pour it down your drain. Let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes, and then run hot water from the tap. Sometimes, this mixture can break up clogs that even Drano can’t touch!
Wrangle a Plumbing Snake
If you don’t already own a plumbing snake, you can rent one from your local hardware store. This is usually a claw, hook, or pointed end on a long, flexible cable. You’ll thread the snake down into your drain, then use it to break up or pull out the clog. When Drano or some other chemical solvent won’t go down your drain, this can move the clog instead!
We don’t blame you if you’re a little uncomfortable using a plumbing snake yourself. It’s not very difficult to get them stuck in the drain, potentially causing more damage and even more extensive repairs. If this is your fear, give Cathedral Plumbing a call for drain cleaning in Carrollton or the surrounding area. Our plumbers are experts with plumbing snakes and will get rid of your clog once and for all.
Drain Clearing Experts
If, after trying the methods outlined above, your drain is still clogged, or you just don’t want to mess around with it, reach out to Cathedral Plumbing. Our drain cleaning service experts are standing by and ready to help, 24/7!