Whether you realize it or not, a lot of debris makes it down your drains. In kitchens, food debris and oils are channeled down the drain. In showers and tubs, hair often gets down the drain. In toilets, wads of toilet and feminine products funnel out. Most of this debris makes it out of your home plumbing system through the sewer main. However, over time, bits of debris can build up in the pipes, especially around connections. When this happens, you can experience drain clogs.
Restore All Plumbing can help you get rid of drain clogs for good with our drain cleaning services. Don’t suffer from clogs, slow draining, or bad smells. Our services are fast, affordable, and hassle free.
DIY Methods for Getting Rid of Drain Clogs
We understand that most homeowners don’t want to call a plumber for what seems like a simple drain clog. However, it is generally not a good idea to use store-bought drain cleaning products. These products contain chemicals which are dangerous to your health and the environment, and can also damage your pipes. They can also make clogs worse by causing chemical reactions which crystallize the clog.
To get rid of drain clogs yourself, the first course of attack should always be a plunger. This works for toilets as well as other drains, such as kitchens and showers (though you will obviously want to have a dedicated plunger for these other drains). If the force of the plunger doesn’t get the clog out, then you can try this as a second method of attack for partial clogs:
1. Run very hot (but not boiling) water down the drain for several minutes
2. Shake ½ cup of baking soda into the drain and let it sit several minutes
3. Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of hot water. Pour this down the drain.
4. Immediately plug the drain.
5. After 15 minutes, unplug the drain and run hot water down it.
If this doesn’t work, then the problem is likely a large clog or system-wide buildup. Call in the experts at Restore All Plumbing to get rid of the drain clog with our drain cleaning services.
What is a Drain Snake?
A drain snake is a flexible tool which has a coil spring at its end. The drain snake is pushed through the drain and the coil breaks up and traps any debris which is clogging the drain. The drain snake can tear apart the clog so it can be flushed out, or it can pull the clog out.
What is Hydro-Jetting?
Hydro-jetting, which is also called hydro-scrubbing, is a method of cleaning your entire drainage system so it is like new again. First the plumber will use a drain snake to break up any large clogs which are blocking drainage. Then the plumber will push a hydro jet down the drain. A hydro jet is a specialized type of hose which blasts high-pressure water from its tip. The pressure from the water is very effective at flushing debris from the walls of the drains. It can even get out tree roots which might be growing in your drain main.
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