It’s not hard to tell when your kitchen or bathroom sinks are clogged. The warning signs are pretty obvious. When it takes a little longer for the water to drain or when you begin to smell unpleasant odors – these are indications that it may be a clogged drain. Clogs are usually a result of the debris build up in your pipes. However, there are times when removing excess hair and gunk just doesn’t work. So what do you do next? If you’re faced with a clogged drain problem at home and have no clue on what to do, here are some easy steps that can help remove clogs and prevent them in the future.
Try pouring boiling water into your clogged drain to dissolve any organic matter in your sink. However , be aware that this tip is not advisable when you have PVC pipes. Too much heat may cause their joints to loosen. Also, be sure not to pour the boiling water directly into a porcelain sink bowl. It might break or crack. Simply pour the water down the drain with the use of a kettle or pot.
Vinegar and baking soda
If boiling water doesn’t work, Vinegar and baking soda are an excellent alternative. Mix 1/3 cup of vinegar with 1/3 cup of baking soda. There’s no need to add water. Pour the mixture right away down the drain. Because of the fizzing action, the grime, gunk and hair build up will break up and flow down the drain. Leave it for at least an hour but it’s better to let it sit overnight. Then, flush it with hot water. Another way of doing this is by pouring the dry baking soda first, then pour the vinegar afterwards.