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Troubleshoot Your Clogged Sink Drain


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.

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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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