What Are The Simplest Ways To Clean Your Drain?

Posted on: 12 July 2019

Your drains are sensitive. If you have ever tried to clean out your drain, you know the process can be difficult. Thankfully, you have many options to ensure the job is done correctly. Many people turn to chemical cleaners, but many people (including plumbers) consider those chemicals to be too harsh for their drains. These tips will help you keep your drains in excellent shape.

Use a Wire Hanger

A lot of people prefer plastic clothing hangers, but that does not mean you should throw away all those wire hangers just yet. Straighten out a wire hanger, and bend just the end so that you can use it like a fishing hook. Use the bent end to pick up debris out of your pipes. Over the course of several swoops, you will find yourself pulling out all sorts of gunk otherwise blocking the travel of water through your pies.

Drain Snake

The drain snake is a common tool used by plumbers and homeowners alike. The drain snake works a lot like a wire hanger, except that it is typically a lot longer. You can reach further down the drain and capture even more materials that would cause clogs and blockages.

Hot Water

Boiling water is one of the best options you can consider, and it is certainly one of the simplest. All you have to do is boil very hot water on your stove and pour it down the drain. Between boiling pots of water, allow the water to sit. Work in several stages to ensure the water has lots of time to work its magic.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

One of the most prominent ways to clean your drains is to use some of the most common ingredients found in your kitchen pantry. Mixing equal parts vinegar and baking soda creates a fizzing mixture you can use to clear debris from your drains. Let the concoction sit for as long as possible, preferably overnight. Then, pour very hot water down the drain to clear everything out. You will find that the vinegar and baking soda will clear out even hair and sticky goop lingering in your pipes.

Call a Plumber

Not up to cleaning your drains on your own? You can call a plumber from a company like Roto Rooter Sewer & Drain Service to ensure the job is done correctly every time. Your plumber will also provide you with some tips to keep your drains clean and clear between drain maintenance sessions.


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