Clogged sinks the number one plumbing emergency
Clogged 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.
Plumbing Pro Tip of the Week:
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!