Everyone in this world has faced the problem of blocked drains sometime or the other, and for getting rid of this issue, they usually call a plumber but many times a plumber cannot come in time or fail to, and you must wait for the plumber to come and fix the blocked drains. If you are wondering whether you can do it your own, so that there is no need to wait for a plumber then you are right. There are many ways to clear the blocked drains and learning how to can be beneficial for you. You can think about the odors which come from the blocked drains. You can get rid of these problems by learning some steps and make your life easy. Some people know some of the steps, but some people have no idea what to do. So to get a basic idea, you have to take a look at the following steps:
Use of The Wire Hanger (Bent)
This is a straightforward step and can also have a surprising effect. Take some regular wire and straighten the wire as much as you can. Then bend one end of the hanger to act as a small hook. Push the rod into the drain cover and start fishing. You will bring up all kinds of nasty things from inside the drain. You should remember that you should always pull out the rod, not push in the hanger. When you finally pull out the hook and run the hot water, you will see that the blocked drain has been cleared very nicely.
Use of Vinegar and Baking Soda
In this step, you must mix one-third cup of baking soda with the one-third of the vinegar in the container. The resultant solution will be very fizzy, and it will help the nasty things to come out like hair gunk and many other things. Once all the blocking materials have come out, run the hot water into the drain to make it work nicely.
The Dry and Wet Vacuum
If you have a dry and wet vacuum in your house, then it will become the best tool for clearing blocked drains. Firstly, you should set up the vacuum liquids which will cover up the vent and prevent a mess. Then you must create a tight seal to put over the drain. After that, the vacuum must be set in the highest settings to get enough power to draw the nasty things from the pipes and collect them in the vacuum bags. Remember, this method will work most of the time but not all the time if your blockage is too severe.
This is the easiest plumbing method for clearing blocked drains. You must pour water in the kettle and boil it. Then pour the water slowly down the pipe in two or three stages, which will allow the hot water to work for several minutes in the time between each pouring. This is usually the quickest and the easiest way to clear blocked drains.
These are some do it yourself clearing steps for taking care of blocked drains without calling the plumber, but if any significant issue occurs, then you must take the help of a professional blocked drain plumber. They can use specialized tools and equipment to clear the blockage from your drains. Try the methods we discussed in this article, while you wait for the plumber to arrive, to see if you can resolve the problem to some extent and make the problem go away sooner.