It all starts with the sink, taking long to drain water or your shower flooding, while you shower and you realize that you might have to deal with clogged drains. Then finally the day comes and your drainage system is totally blocked. Unclogging drains is something you need to do as soon as the problem arises to avoid having to deal with bigger issues like the pipes bursting. Outlined are ways to help you deal with blocked drainages.
The bent wire hanger
Take a coat hanger and straighten it as much as you can. Then create a tiny hook on one side of your straightened hanger. Insert the hooked side into the drainage and try hooking anything out. Try as much as possible not to push anything deeper. After you have hooked out everything you can, run hot water through the drain and that should help solve your problem.
Vinegar and baking soda
Measure a third of a cup of vinegar and measure the same amount of baking soda and mix them. Mixing them will have a fizzing effect and you need to be fast and pour the mixture into a clogged drainage while still fizzing. The fizzing reaction helps to remove anything that has blocked your drainage. You can also pour as much baking powder as you can into the drain and then pour vinegar that should also work.
Boil as much water as you can, then pour the hot water down the drain in stages. Ensure that there is some time left between each pouring so as to ensure that you give the water time to work its way down the drain.
You will need eye protection and rubber gloves for this. Pour out three quarters of water into a bucket, then add three cups of caustic soda. Be careful when handling caustic soda since it’s a chemical and can cause severe burns. Use an old wooden spoon to mix the mixture properly. When the mixture starts fizzing pour it down the clogged drain and wait for around twenty to thirty minutes. Then flush the clogged drain by pouring hot water.
Cleaning the pipe
This is a very easy plumbing job that you can do by yourself. Place an empty bucket under your clogged sink just below he the u-shaped pipe. Use a plumber’s wretch and loosen the nuts that are at the ends of the pipe. When you separate the u-shaped pipe from the other parts of the sink turns it upside down and pour all its content into the bucket. You can also use an old toothbrush to clean the interiors of the pipe before you fix it back. Once you fix it back then you have solved your issue.
Baking soda and salt
Take half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of normal table salt and then pour the mixture down the clogged drain. Wait for twenty to thirty minutes, then pour hot water. The baking soda, hot water and salt will have a chemical reaction that will help solve your problem in a matter of minutes.
If the issue of blocking is with your toilet, then this is what you need. Measure half a cup of dish detergent, then pour it into some bowl then add hot water. Pour the mixture down your toilet, then plunge your way. If plunging does not work, then you might be forced to use rubber gloves.
Vinegar, baking soda, pressure and gravity
This is the solution for a blocked bathroom. Block the bathroom outlet with a stopper. Then mix both baking soda and vinegar and pour the mixture in the bathroom and then fill the bathroom with water after forty to sixty minutes. Then you can remove the stopper, the pressure caused by the water should be enough to unclog a blocked bathroom.
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