How to Unclog Drains Naturally

Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners face. Whether it is because food has been thrown down the drain, because hair has fallen off your head and landed in the sink, or because there is a natural build-up of grease caused by cooking – clogs can quickly become an issue. This blog post will teach you how to unclog your drains naturally.

Unclogging Your Drain

The first thing you should do when you have a clogged drain is cut off the water. This makes it easier for you to use a plunger, and it also reduces the risk of potential injury from hot steam or scalding chemicals that may be built up in your pipes. Then begin plunging away!

You can also try pouring baking soda down into the drain before using the plunger; make sure there are no children nearby who could get hurt by accident if they decide to play with this chemical. After most of the clog has been removed, make sure all sources of waste like oils and grease have been wiped clean from areas such as sinks and garbage disposals so that food particles don’t stick around over time; these will quickly create a clog again.

One of the best homemade drain cleaners is made from boiling white vinegar, salt, and baking soda. This will help to break down grease deposits caused by cooking oils so that they are easier for you to clear out. To make this cleaner, put one cup of baking soda into a pot with four cups of water.

Bring the mixture to a boil on your stovetop while stirring occasionally, and then let it all cool off slightly before adding in two cups of vinegar and mixing again. Finally, pour this mixture slowly down your sink or garbage disposal until all clogs have been removed.

Slow Drains

If your drains are just running slowly, there is a simple way to fix this! When you have finished using the kitchen sink or shower, simply pour one cup of salt down into it. If you don’t have any table salt on hand, some people choose to use baking soda instead, but be very careful because too much can cause leakage problems in pipes and can damage fixtures. Then, boil about three quarts of water in another pot (or kettle) set aside for this purpose; once the water is boiling, turn off the heat source, and quickly put the hot water down your drain before turning on the cold water tap only. This will force hot water through your system, which should help move things along better than ever.

Remember, use a natural drain cleaner that is safe for the environment and that can even be used in your septic tank. If you have a stubborn clog that keeps coming back, try using lemon juice to eat away at any build-up or residue from food particles. You can also pour boiling water down into the drain; this will clear out some of the build-ups as well.

How to Prevent Drain Clogs in the Future

It’s important to remember not to dump grease down your sink because the junk builds up over time and creates an easy spot for bacteria and mold growth. Instead, use paper towels when dealing with oil spills on surfaces like counters or stovetops. Then, place them directly into garbage bags. If you are still dealing with a tough drain, call Dan’s Drains & Digs to set up an appointment.