Who Said Drain Unblocking Is Complicated?!
One of the common problems that often happen around the house when it comes to the plumbing issues is the clogged drain. It mostly happens in our bathrooms or kitchen area. It is mainly caused by many factors, including food and substances that don’t easily break down, such as fibrous food, egg shells and non-food items, along with grease and oil that are possibly restrained within the pipes and turn into an obstruction in the drain over the time. In the bathroom, sometimes the hair fall also becomes an obstruction that clogs the drainage system.
The drainage system is actually an important and crucial installation in the building, yet most of us tend to ignore its cleanliness and maintenance. Having them uncleaned for certain times will invite a nightmare in your house such as bad smell, harmful germs and bacteria as well as the dirty and disgusting look in those drainage area. You certainly would not want to experience all of those disasters, would you?
Dealing with the clogged drain is actually quite easy. You can even maintain or fix it by yourself. There are many way that you can try to clean your drainage system, only by using your home appliances. However, if the problem with your clogged drain is getting even worse, then you need to call for help from a professional plumber who have expertise in plumbing in Melbourne. Here are some DIY tricks that you can do to unblock your clogged drain.
- Using the hanger wire. Take your regular wire coat hanger from the wardrobe and straight it out. Using a plier might simplify your work and try to bend it over to create a small hook. You can use the hook to take out all the disgusting stuff that is restrained on the bottom. Do it carefully or else you may end up pushing the obstruction even deeper. Afterwards, you can pour the hot water.
- Baking soda and vinegar. Open your monthly supplies in the kitchen and mix out 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of vinegar. And then you can pour it all the way down to the clogged drain. The fizzle sounds and action will push down to remove all the gunk, hair and grime. Leave it overnight and flush it with the hot water on the next day.
- Boiled water. It’s the easiest and quickest thing to do. You just need to pour the hot water down to the drain as much as possible. Do it step by step. Give a gap time between the first and second pour.
- Using dish detergent. Take ¼ cup of dish detergent and boil it up with water. The detergent will act as a lubricant that helps you to break up any greasy residue. And again, close it with a running hot water.
- Vacuum cleaner. A wet and dry shop vacuum can become a magical tool to figure out your unclogged drains problem. Don’t forget to cover up the vent of the cleaner because you don’t want to make another mess. Make some tightest seal all over the drain afterwards. When it is all set, turn on the vacuum with the highest setting, it supposed to draw the clog on the pipe to go through the vacuum bag.
Those are the most common DIY tricks to do when you face a clogged drain issue. However, you need to be careful with the DIY project, because there’s always a possibility of the problem is getting worse and you probably need to call a professional plumber to help you out with the issues.