DIY Techniques For Clogged Drains

Clogged drains do not always call for an immediate appointment with the experts at Fresh Flo. As a matter of fact, some draining problems can be easily resolved with simple do-it-yourself techniques. Most of the things that you would need in an attempt to resolve the issues are found in your kitchen or right in your stock room or garage. You do not have to spend so much on these things. However, if the problem persists, that would be the time for you to call a professional plumber or drain cleaner.

Here are some tricks that you can try to get your drains flowing free once again:

Bent wire technique. Get a wire hanger, straighten it but leave the hook as it is. You can also use a hard wire from your stock room. Create a hook at the end of the wire and use it to pull gunk and hair from the pipe. Gunk and hair that accumulated and hardened inside the drain can cause clogging of the pipes.

Baking soda and vinegar mixture. Before you call a drain cleaner from Fresh Flo, try mixing 1/3 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of vinegar. Mix thoroughly. You should see it fizzle right away. Pour it down the drain and leave it overnight. The next day, pour hot water into the drain and find out if water can already pass freely.

Boiling water. This is one of the simplest and easiest potential solutions to your clogged drain. Boil a kettle full of water then slowly our 1/3 of the contents into the drain. Stop and wait for a few seconds before you pour another round of boiling water into the drain, a few seconds and then another pouring. This will effectively melt accumulated fat, oil and gunk in your kitchen sink.

Salt and baking soda. Combine equal parts of salt and baking soda. Mix thoroughly and pour into the drain. Leave it for 20-30 minutes then pour boiling water into the drain. If this does not unclog your drain, call Fresh Flo for professional assistance.


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