Face the facts Albuquerque, drain clogs are a pain in the neck, particularly if it’s the kitchen drain. They are painless to unclog if you happen to know what the cause of the blockage of the drain is and what to do next to fix it. If you do not know what the cause of the drain clog is then you are best off calling a local plumber to address the issue. There are several ways to unclog drains in a home for the DIY homeowner to choose from to solve the problem.
For the DIY Albuquerque drain clog repair folks featured below here are a set of strategies you can use to attempt to fix your drain clog.
The Dish Detergent Toilet Clog Repair Strategy
Using dish detergent in your toilet to unclog it is a tad disgusting and it also mandates you put some muscle into solve the problem.
- Pour ¼ cup of dish detergent inside the toilet bowl of the clogged toile
- Microwave a bowl of water so it’s super-hot or boil a pot of water and then pour the contents into the toilet bowl of the clogged toilet
- The clog will be impacted two-fold. It will be lubricated by the dish soap and it will be loosed up by the hot water.
The clog may be sufficiently negatively impacted and ready to be pushed down the plumbing pipes after the impact of both the dish soap and hot water. Take a plunger and start plunging. If the water in the toilet reduces to a small amount after you have plunged it several times you may have very well fixed your toilet clog. Flush your toilet to see if the problem is now solved completely. If water is still backing up after you flush chances are your toilet is still clogged and you need to call a plumber to fix the problem.
The Plunger and Blocked Drain Hole Bathroom Sink Clog Repair Strategy
Using a plunger to fix a bathroom sink drain clog is just common sense. However, most people don’t know the tried and true method of doing it the right way, which is as follows:
- Find the plunger in your home and have it ready to do its job
- Fill the bathroom sink ½ full of hot water.
- Take the plunger and place it over the drain.
- Hold the plunger with one hand at the top of the handle.
- Take your other hand and place your palm very firmly over the overflow drain hole.
- Plunge the plunger down firmly while holding the flat of the heel of your palm over the drain hold. Keep plunging until all the water in the sink has gone down the drain. Try running water down the drain to see if the bathroom drain clog has been fixed. If water starts filling up again in the sink the drain is still clogged. Follow the steps two or three more times. If the bathroom sink is still clogged, it is time to call an Albuquerque plumber.
The strategies offered here are straight forward and they do work most of the time. However, if the problem is not solved right away or it the clogs come back soon afterwards give a call to an Albuquerque plumber to get the clog fixed completely.