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DIY Methods for Clearing a Clogged Drain

A blocked drain may rapidly ruin a pleasant day. Fortunately, there are a few easy but efficient solutions to unclog a clogged drain in your house.  

Before you pick up the phone and dial your local plumber’s number, try these five DIY clogged drain cleaning techniques. They may save you time by avoiding the need to book an appointment with our best plumbers.  

USE A SIMPLE WIRE HANGER 

Who knew you could clear drains with a wire hanger? When it comes to removing hair blockages, this procedure is quite successful. All you have to do is straighten out a wire coat hanger and bend the end into a hook. Take the hook, insert it down the drain, and move it around a little to grab the blockage. You can take it out after it is caught.  

BOILING WATER 

This drain cleaning process is as simple as it appears. First, boil some water, pour it down the drain gently, and done! 

SALT AND BAKING SODA 

A drain cleaning solution made consisting of 12 cups baking soda and 12 cups of salt is efficient. Make this mix, pour it down the drain, and set it aside for 20 minutes. Pour water down the drain when the timer goes off, and the blockage should suddenly dissolve.  

THE DRAIN SNAKE 

When you have a clogged drain, a plumber will usually utilize a drain snake. It’s similar to a coat hanger, but it’s a little more flexible and has a spiral at the end. A plumbing supply store can sell you a drain snake.  

BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR 

If you don’t have enough salt on hand, mix 1/3 cup vinegar with 1/3 cup baking soda to make a drain cleaning solution. Pour the solution down the clogged drain, wait a few minutes for it to bubble, then flush it out with hot water.  

Even using these DIY solutions to unclog your drain isn’t always enough. Call My Calgary Plumber for a drainage cleaning service, your nearby plumber, and we’ll take care of those persistently clogged drains. 

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