A clogged drain is an issue we’ll all face sooner than later. Given how much water, toilet paper, food particles, soap scum, and other solids we flush and rinse down our drains every single day, it’s easy to see why clogs are so common. If you’re currently in this predicament and need to unclog your drain, we’ve put together this helpful guide that should have your pipes cleared in no time. If you suspect your clogged drain requires professional service, don’t hesitate to call us today.
Sink or Toilet Plunger
You’ve probably got a sink plunger and a toilet plunger lying around in your garage or in your bathroom pantry. These plungers work by forcing water down into your pipes, which hopefully pushes the clog all the way through. You can usually use plungers on toilets, showers, bathtubs, and kitchen sinks. Depending on the structure of your bathroom sink, you may be able to use it here also.
Hair Clog Remover Tool
No matter if your hair is very short or very long, we rinse hundreds of strands of our hair down our drains on a regular basis. That hair can easily ball up and turn into a big clog, which a hair clog remover tool can easily remedy. This tool is a thin plastic cord with spikes all around it. To use it, you simply lower the cord down into the drain so the spikes catch the hair, then pull the clog out.
Removing and Cleaning Sink Trap
To do this, you remove the P-trap drain from underneath your sink, pull the clog out manually, and then re-attach the trap. It can get a little messy, but as long as the clog is located within the first few inches of the pipe, removing and cleaning the sink trap is a sure-fire way to unclog your drain.
Drain Snake (Auger)
Reserved for the most stubborn clogs, a drain snake is a manual tool that has a long, flexible metal cable coiled up like a snake inside a drum. You position the cable over your drain, turn the drum to lower the cable deep down into the drain, and the corkscrew-shaped end of the cable snags the clog.
Clogging Issues? Call Crosstown Plumbing Today
Sometimes unclogging a drain could be a little more complicated if you don’t have the right tools or if the clog is bigger than expected. If you need a little help, please call our team at Crosstown Plumbing today. One of our experienced plumbing professionals can remediate the problem and even recommend which tools to keep on hand, should this happen again in the future.
For more information on unclogging your drain, or if you have any other plumbing questions, please visit our website at: https://www.crosstownplumbing.com/