Blocked drains happen, even if you try your hardest to avoid them.

Grime, soap and hair naturally trapped and cause a build up in pipes. Eventually water flow will start to slow down and eventually result in a total blockage.!

If you’ve noticed your water draining slower than usual (and don’t have water overflowing from anywhere) before you call a plumber you can try these DIY tips to unblock clogged drains.

DIY tips for blocked drains

Chemical drain cleaning

Available to purchase from any grocery store, this process usually this consists of pouring a solution down the blocked drain, waiting a certain amount of time and then flushing with hot water. This is usually successful in clearing away minor blockages and build-ups especially of hair and soap.

DIY solution drain cleaning

Making up DIY drain cleaning solution from ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of

white vinegar has a similar effect to chemical drain cleaning but without the harsh chemicals. Pour the baking soda followed by the vinegar down the drain and flush after 30 minutes. This should also help with build ups of grime and soap.

Plungers and augurs

Plunging involves slowly pulling it up and down to create suction in the toilet or drain, hopefully disturbing the blockage and allowing water to flow again. A more solid object may require the help of an augur (or toilet snake) which can be used to dislodge a physical blockage when a plunger won’t suffice.

If these DIY drain cleaning methods don’t clear your drain or your blockage comes back swiftly then you may need the help of a professional.

A licensed plumber has the tools, knowledge and experience to get to the root of the blockage and offer you advice to stop it reoccurring in future.

Chett

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