So your drain is clogged? This can happen for a variety of reasons, from soap residue, to hardened grease that may lead to the lodgement of foreign objects, to the blockage of food- but never fear! Clogged drains can be nightmare to deal with, but with these tips, the clog will be gone in no time.
What’s actually going on?
Before you get started, make sure you assess the situation. Is it a partial blockage or is your drain fully clogged? A partial blockage means that some water will still flow down through the drain, but if it’s fully clogged, no water will drain at all.
If your drain is fully clogged, grab a plunger as this will be the best tool to fix this problem. Fill the sink until it’s about halfway full, and then completely cover the drain with the plunger. Then, press and pull rapidly for about 35 seconds. If the water starts draining slowly, add more water and restart the process. But if the water starts draining quickly, you can pat yourself on the back, because you just successfully unclogged your drain!
Hot water can be your best friend when it comes to unclogging your drain. The trick is to make sure that the water entering the drain is hot from the get-go. If cold water enters the drain first, this may harden any grease stuck down there, and block hot water from doing its job. One of the best ways to do this is to boil water on the stove, as this ensures the water is hot from the start of the process.
Pepsi has acidic properties such as phosphoric acid, and is amazing at removing gunk from your drain. Using room temperature Pepsi or Coke, pour a bottle down the drain, let it fizzle for an hour or two, and then usehot water to rinse.
Next time you have a clogged drain, try out these tips to clear things up. Can’t get it to work? JPG Plumbing’ll fix that. Get in touch by calling 0400 978 442 for round-the-clock, expert service today.