DIY Home Plumbing Tips For Clogged Drains - 535 Plumbing
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DIY Home Plumbing Tips For Clogged Drains

We know owning a home is a lot to keep up with. When you factor in maintenance costs, basic upkeep and household repairs, owning a home can add up very quickly. That’s why we like to give our customers some simple hacks to maintaining their home plumbing without breaking the bank.

Did you know that baking soda and vinegar can save a clogged drain?  Before we get started talking about this handy tip, we should preface it by saying that although this trick may not work to unclog very troublesome drains, it is a great way to upkeep a slow-moving drain. Additionally, depending on the type of clog, this particular drain-clearing solution may not do the trick at all. By all means, if this simple fix doesn’t work, it’s always best to get a professional to determine the root of the problem before your plumbing woe becomes a plumbing nightmare. And with that, here is our DIY tip:

  1. Pour a pot of boiling hot water down your drain
  2. Fill a water bottle with 1 cup of vinegar
  3. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda and quickly overturn into your drain.
  4. Using a plunging motion, push the bottles contents into the drain (do not push the bottle down the drain)
  5. Flush the drain one more time with a pot of boiling water

This simple trick works due to the hot water loosening up the grimy sludge followed by the explosive chemical reaction of the vinegar and baking soda to jolt everything loose. The final hot rinse will finish off the cleanse.

In addition to the simplicity of this DIY solution, it is also an eco-friendly and cost effective way to resolve minor clogs and can save you a lot of hassle and headaches in the long run.

So why not give it a try? If it doesn’t work for your clog, you may have a more serious clog on your hand. In that case, give us a call and our expert plumbers will get you cleared up in no time. 

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