How to Unclog a Sink Drain
Most clogged drain or toilet events are going to prompt you to try clearing them on your own…especially if it’s the first such incident with that fixture. So plunge, use hot water, plunge again and, most of the time, that’s enough. But what happens when it’s not?
Well sure, you can immediately call a professional drain cleaning company to come to your rescue…or, you can try a few additional DIY measures to resolve the problem and save some money.
- If the drain is only partially clogged, pour in a half cup each of baking soda and distilled white vinegar. Then partially cover the drain to give the mixture time to fume. Wait a half hour and, if it’s still not clear, pour a pan of boiling water down the drain…hopefully that’s all it will take to flush away the problem.
- If you don’t have baking soda or vinegar on hand, start with a half cup of salt followed by a tea full pan of boiling water. If the clog still isn’t gone, try more hot water.
- If you’re the handy type and you have access to your drain pipe, open it, connect a water hose, and point it up toward the sink. Next, turn on the hose to force clog up and out of the drain. This might prove to a little messy, but it usually works.
Not willing to wait for the next clogged drain? Then prevention is your best bet. We recommend one of two ways. On a regular basis, employ the baking soda-vinegar-hot water method mentioned above. Or, in its place, use a chemical free liquid drain cleaner. It might prevent all future clogs, but it will prevent most of them.
Need a helping hand? Clog Master is here to provide it. That includes responding to 24/7 emergency calls for assistance. We have all the latest drain cleaning equipment and the experience to use it to full potential. Contact Clog Master today for any drain cleaning or plumbing problem you might have.