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DIY Clog Removal

Your home is full of pipes and drains. Each of these is just a clog waiting to happen. We know no one likes to call a plumber, but emergencies happen, and plumbers can help you solve in the most desperate clogged pipe situations. However, if you think your clog might be minor, why not try to apply a little DIY ingenuity.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

It sounds like the start of a science project. We are sure you remember making a volcano in 5th grade geology using baking soda and vinegar. Well, this is going to be similar. Do your best to clear the clogged drain of as much standing water as you can. Next, go to the kitchen and grab your baking soda and vinegar. Start with just 1 cup of backing soda. Send it down the drain, and follow it up with a cup of vinegar. Plug the drain with a stopper and let science do the work for you. Remember the explosion coming out of you 5th grade volcano? All that force is trying to send your clog into oblivion. After 30 minutes pour a few cups of hot water down the drain, and hope for the best!

The Right Tool for the Job

Chemical compounds not getting the job done? Is your clog remaining stubborn? It might be time to turn to tools. DIY plumbers should keep plungers and plumbing snakes handy. Start with the plunger. Apply regular force in 30 second intervals. Repeat a couple of times, and check the clog. If that doesn’t work, it is time to send down the snake. A snake is a flexible metal wire which can break up clogs, or force them out of your poor cluttered pipes.

If you have put these methods to use, and stubborn clogs still curse your pipes, it may be time to call a professional plumber. They will have your pipes running smooth in no time.

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