dealing with a clogged drain

No one likes dealing with a clogged drain! Not only does it mean that whatever area the drain is located in will be closed off until you can get to the repairs, but it can also mean messy cleanup, potential damages, and even damage to your pipes. While you should always call a plumber if you feel at all hesitant about dealing with a clogged drain, there are a few ways that you can attempt to clear a clogged drain on your own if you feel comfortable.

  • First, don’t discount the tried-and-true methods of vinegar and baking soda. That’s right, the same vinegar and baking soda concoction that you used in elementary school to make a volcano. Try pouring about ¼ cup down the drain and adding some vinegar equal to the amount of your baking soda. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then flush with boiling water a few times.
  • Second, try using a plunger. The plunger you want for drains is usually the one you would think of as a stereotypical plunger- the one with the flat, red rubber bulb. These plungers are built specifically to seal drains and can work wonders getting your clogged drain free.
  • Third, don’t discount the usefulness of the drain snake. This is an easy way to fish out a clog that you can’t get any other way, but people like to avoid it because it isn’t exactly appealing to pull out whatever gunk is clogging your drain!

If you have a clogged drain that you can’t get running, contact us here at Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc. today!