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Troubleshoot Your Clogged Sink Drain

Clogged sinks the number one plumbing emergency

clogged sinksClogged kitchen and bath drains are one of most commonly encountered plumbing problems.  If you are looking for a method of unclogging your drain, but don’t like the idea of using a chemical-based drain opener, here are some “green-friendly” approaches that may be effective for clearing simple clogs, from the plumbing of Fort Worth experts.

A little known fact among green Fort Worth plumbers is that hot water can be an invaluable drain clearing tool. To get rid of light clogs, either run a steady stream of very hot water directly from the faucet into the drain or pour several cups of pre-boiled water down the clogged drain. This helps break apart and wash away bits of hair, soap scum, grease and other types of clog-forming filth.

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Tip #1  Another alternative is to simply pour a cup of baking soda down the stopped-up drain and follow that with 1 to 3 cups of boiling water. This will create an alkaline composition which will effectively penetrate and break apart the source of the clog.

Tip #2  If there is residue from any commercial drain clearing products in your drain, you should avoid this method.

Tip #3  When it comes to drain clearing, plunging is still one of the most effective methods.

Tip #4  After filling your tub or sink with a small amount of hot water, position your plunger or sink plunger directly over the troubled drain and proceed to vigorously plunge it.

Tip #5  Cabling or snaking the drain be the procedure to attempt next to rid your small drain pipes of food bits and pieces or hair.

PLUMBER TRADE SECRETS:  A professional Fort Worth plumber should be called when the clog involves the larger pipe system because they have the equipment necessary to eliminate fierce clogs and tree roots.  A metal cable loaded with a spring is spun at high speed while it is being inserted through the drain pipe to discharge the obstruction in the pipe.

 

Not every plumbing need, needs a plumber!

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