Unclog Pipes: Proven Methods

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Unclog pipes in your home quickly and easily. It’s a very simple task.

The pipes in your home can become clogged in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons. Thankfully, most of these can be quickly and easily cleared without the use of chemicals. In fact, two of the most effective means to clear a clogged pipe is using a plunger or using a few gallons of hot water.

In order for a plunger to be able to clear a clog properly, it is important that the plunger is in a position to do what it does best. This means that you will need to be able to create a good seal between the bottom of the plunger and the rim around the drain. Without this seal you are simply wasting your time.

Also, when using a plunger watch out for any other drain opening that might prevent creating a vacuum. Overflow drains and dual sinks are the main culprits here. But beware; sometimes a better answer to a plumber’s helper is an actual plumber. If your plunger doesn’t clear the clog in a few minutes, you may have a more serious problem and you should call a plumber immediately.

The other great, chemical free method for clearing clogged drains is a few gallons of hot water. The water doesn’t need to be boiling hot, in fact, that is a serious risk for scalding. Use water about as hot as a cup of tea and pour as much as possible down the drain. Make sure that you have enough room for the extra water so that you don’t overflow the drain.

Don’t be discouraged if the clog doesn’t clear immediately, sometimes it takes the warm water some time to loosen up hair, soap or other chemicals that are blocking the drain. If the clog doesn’t clear within half an hour, try pouring more water down the drain or call a plumber.