Homeowners usually wait until the very last second to call a plumber when they are dealing with some drain problems. We get it, plumbers can be a pain on your wallet that you’d rather not deal with if there is a DIY solution to keep your pipes all cleaned and happy. However, not all DIY solutions will get the job done, and we will explain why. Below we’ve provided a list of things to do if you wish to go about drain cleaning or unclogging. These DIY solutions are comfortable for you to do inside your home without any serious issues. Although anything beyond these repairs might lead to serious damages, and that’s when you should call in the professionals from Alpha Plumbing. Read on to learn more!
Solutions for Clogged Drains
We know that a lot of homeowners want to do whatever they can to relieve a drain clog all by themselves, so we will help where we can. Before you call for a professional plumbing team, try a few of these solutions to see if you have relieved the dirty or clogged drain yourself.
Use Hot Water for Drain Cleaning
Running hot water down your drains can sometimes help soften or liquefy any oils, fats, or greases that have solidified to clog up your plumbing. We are not just talking about warm water. Try boiling a pot of water and dumping it right down your drains. Just make sure you don’t use boiling water if you have PVC pipes still installed. This could loosen up the joints.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Remember this chemical reaction from your elementary school science project? Well, if you pour half a box of baking soda down your drains with vinegar to follow up, you could have a good drain cleaning solution. If you press a drain stopper or rag down onto the drain opening, the pressure could also push the clog out of your entire system. Pour some hot water down into the drain to clean it out after.
Plunger for Drain Cleaning
A plunger is a tested and tried solution for drain cleaning and clogged drains. Whether it is a large toilet plunger or a hand plunger, fill up the sink or toilet with water, make sure you have a firm seal, and plunge. A bit of pressure from the plunger can be an excellent way to remove a clog from your drain.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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