A plumber’s auger, or snake, is available at any
hardware store. It should be used when other
remedies have failed and the clog has settled
deep into your pipes. The snake is a long coil
specifically designed to remove pipe blockages.
Insert the snake into the drain until you feel
some resistance then give it a clockwise twist.
This will hook the offensive material and you should
be able to pull it up. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t
remove everything with the first try. You may need to make several attempts to
fully remove the clog. Using the auger to fix a clogged drain is a remarkably
Try this natural clog buster if you
still have a stoppage after cleaning
the strain,. Pour baking soda,
vinegar and boiling water down the
drain. Does the baking soda and
vinegar combination sound familiar?
It should. Elementary school kids
have been creating volcanoes for
years using these products. They will
combine chemically to blast away
your stoppage. The boiling water
aids in dissolving the residue in your
Clogged drains are a common nuisance for the
home and apartment dweller. Most clogs can be
removed by following a few simple steps. Removing
and cleaning the drain stops and strainers will often
solve the problem. A solution of baking soda,
vinegar and water may blast through a stubborn
blockage. Plungers are very effective tools when
used properly and you can use a plumber’s auger to
snake down a pipe to remove a more difficult clog.
If necessary, commercially available products use lye
and sulfuric acid to burn through the crud. Finally,
you may need to contact a repuatable plumber to fix
really big, difficult plumbing problems. Good luck in
your clash with clogged drains!
A Cheap, Easy Home Remedy
Get Rid of Clogged Drains
You must first remove the drain stopper or
strain entirely and clean any accumulated hair,
food and what we like to technically call “crud.”
Oftentimes, this will fix your problem. You will be
amazed at how much junk will coagulate at this
entryway to your pipes.
First Things First
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One of life’s small annoyances is the clogged drain. You know how it goes. One day
you notice that the water in your sink or tub is draining a bit slower. You do nothing to
remedy the situation, but you know that one day soon you will get your comeuppance –
a totally clogged, backed up pipe. Should you call a plumber at that point? We say nay!
Luckily it is easy to get rid of clogged drains while hardly breaking a sweat.
You Can Get Rid of a Clogged Drain
You may have a serious plumbing problem if multiple drains are clogged. It
may indicate that your main drain has a serious blockage. Fixing this is not a
job for Harry or Harriet Homeowner and you should call in a trained
professional. Correcting large plumbing problems can be complicated and
expensive, so do your homework when choosing a plumber. Make sure you use
an experienced firm with a good reputation and references.
When to Call a Plumber
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You’ve seen ads for Drano, Liquid-
Plumr and their ilk. These chemicals
are stronger than the baking soda
and vinegar solution previously
recommended, but we are always
wary of using chemicals unless that
are absolutely warranted. Make sure
you wear protective clothing and
eyewear when using these products
because they contain lye and/or
How to Use a Plunger
Still have a clog? It’s time to pull out the
old trusted plumber’s helper. The plunger is a
remarkably simple and effective tool but you must use it
correctly to harness its full power. Before plunging, make
sure you plug up any overflow holes and adjacent drains
with a rag or cloth. This will make a more powerful
vacuum. Add a few inches of water to the sink or tub
before you begin. The water will force its way through
the clog as you plunge and will also help make a better
vacuum. You may also want to apply some Vaseline around the rim of the
plunger to create the best vacuum. Once you begin plunging, don’t stop.
Plunge for a good 1-2 minutes before testing to see if the stoppage is gone. A
stubborn clog may sometimes take several attacks to clear.
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