Clogged drains are a common household problem, often leaving homeowners reaching for chemical drain cleaners. However, these solutions can be harmful to your plumbing and the environment. At Parks Plumbing, we believe in tackling clogs in a way that keeps your pipes and the planet safe. Here’s our guide to unclogging your drains without resorting to harsh chemicals.
Boiling Water – The Simplest Solution
Sometimes, a simple pot of boiling water can do the trick, especially if grease buildup is causing the clog. The heat can melt away the grease that’s sticking to your pipes. Just pour the water slowly down the drain in two to three stages, allowing the hot water to work its magic in between each pour.
Baking Soda and Vinegar – The Dynamic Duo
The combination of baking soda and vinegar has long been a go-to, eco-friendly cleaning solution. Here’s how to use them for unclogging your drain:
Manual Removal – Get Hands-On
If the clog is close to the surface, you can often remove it by hand:
Plunging – The Classic Method
A plunger can exert the necessary pressure to dislodge a clog:
Plumbing Snake – Probing Deeper
A plumbing snake, also known as a drain auger, physically breaks through the clog:
Dish Soap and Hot Water – Grease Fighter
For greasy clogs, liquid dish soap can help:
Maintenance Tips – Prevention is Key
Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid clogs:
– Use drain strainers to catch hair and food scraps.
– Regularly flush drains with boiling water or a baking soda and vinegar mixture.
– Avoid disposing of grease and oil down your kitchen sink.
At Parks Plumbing, we endorse these safe and effective methods to keep your pipes free from clogs. If you’ve tried the above and still face issues or prefer a professional touch, call us at 647-503-0276. Our plumbing repair service, including emergency repairs, is available in Four Parks and Scarborough area, ensuring we meet all your plumbing needs promptly and efficiently. Let us help you maintain a healthy drainage system with our 100% satisfaction-guaranteed services.