Drains can easily become clogged whether they’re in your sink, shower, or bathtub. Standing water or slowly draining drains are good indicators that there may be a blockage in your pipes. Food scraps, hair, debris, and dirt can all end up caked on the inside of your pipes leading to clogs. There are a few options for addressing these clogs. We recommend trying these DIY methods before calling your professional AppleTree team for assistance.
DIY Drain Cleaning Methods for Evergreen Homeowners
- Liquid plumbing agent: Liquid plumbing agent is definitely affordable and available at any local grocery or hardware store. If properly used, it can be quite effective. If you’re experiencing a clog in your sink, never pour a liquid plumbing agent down your garbage disposal. This can impact your garbage disposal unit, leading to more costs and repairs.
- Home cleaning solution: For homeowners looking for a more natural approach, there are common household items that you can use to create your own home cleaning solution. Liquid plumbing agents are usually toxic and harmful to your family and environment. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by one cup of white vinegar. Let this work for 15 minutes while you boil some water. Once the 15 minutes is up, pour the hot water down the drain.
- Self-cleaning: If you can visibly see the blockage in your drain or have an idea of what is causing your blockage, self-cleaning is an option. Unscrew the plug stopper and use a wire coat hanger as a searching tool. Use gloves to remove the blockage.
Work with Evergreen’s Experienced Drain Cleaning Professionals
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating & Drains is honored to be the experienced drain cleaning professionals serving the Evergreen area. If none of the above DIY methods work for unclogging your drains, please call us! We’re available 24/7 and are happy to provide comprehensive drain cleaning services. From hydro jetting to camera line inspections, we have all the tools for troubleshooting and solving your drain concerns.
For more information regarding the best drain cleaning practices, please contact us!