If you are currently doing household chores at your kitchen or bathroom sink, and the water that runs didn’t drain properly, you might be experiencing the most common plumbing problems that homeowners face.
Clogged bathroom or kitchen sinks and clogged drains are very inconvenient that is why it is very essential to regularly clear clogs as soon as you see them.
There are ways on how you can drain clogs and here are the best ones:
First technique is by the use of hot water.
If there are clogs in the center of a drain opening, you can clear all the debris by pouring hot water down the opening.
While boiling, remove as much standing water from the tub as possible.
If the water stands in the sink and the clog doesn’t move, allot time for the water to cool and remove it to try again. It might take a few more times to move the clog with this procedure, but this often works on many types of clogs.
The second one is by the use of a plunger.
To use a plunger, you must fill your tub or sink with a little amount of water, then put the plunger over the drain opening, ensure that the rubber lip is flush with the surface.
Use a fast up-and-down motion to make pressure and suction to dislodge the clog in the pipe. Once the clog is cleared, water will run freely down the drain and through the pipes. Stubborn clogs may need to be plunged several more times.
Last but not the least is by the use of a plumbing snake.
A plumbing snake is a thin length of wire or plastic that can go into a drain to dislodge a clog.
To extract a snake coil, cut the drain cover, and then insert the snake’s knotted end into the drain, spinning the handle of the snake to force it deeper into the pipes. You have passed the clog until the snake is meeting resistance. Pull the snake and twist it to crack the debris, or attempt to catch the substance to bring the clog out. Replace the snake and then flush with water over the pipe.
If you find it hard on do-it-yourself drain clogs, you can always contact a reliable plumbing company to help you.
And to know more about this, check out this infographic by Mr. Rooter.