Eco-Friendly Ways to Unclog Drains February 17 / 2016
Clogged toilets, sinks, and floor drains are a hassle and can be quite nasty. If you’re faced with kitchen or bathroom clog and you want to get back to business as usual, there are measures you can take to alleviate the blockage. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we believe in using eco-friendly approaches to clearing drains. We highly discourage the use of chemical cleaners not only because they are destructive to water pipes and drains, but can pose a serious hazard to children and pets. So, what are my options? That’s a great question. Here are three solutions you can try that often yield good results.
Pick Up the Plunger
Every household should have a plunger. Yes, this tool isn’t pleasant, but it’s the first line of defense against a tough clog. Plunging works well for shallow clogs. Blockages that have moved past the toilet trap or are further in the piping that attached to your sink may require professional drain cleaning. Related Posts: How to Choose the Right Plunger for Maximum Results
Try Baking Soda
Sometimes plunging a toilet doesn’t remove all the debris. If the drain is still moving slowly, try pouring a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by three cups of boiling water. This mixture works well at loosening debris left behind and may help you achieve that clear drain.
If the clog is resistant to plunging and baking soda, try a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. The best ratio of baking soda to vinegar is 1:1. In this case, start with ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of warm vinegar. If these solutions don’t get your drains clear, it’s time to call your local plumber. Rooter Hero Plumbing plumbers have specialized drain cleaning equipment like the hydro-jet to get rid of tough clogs. To learn more about your drain cleaning options, get in touch with a Rooter Hero Plumber today.