Dealing with clogged sinks and blocked drains can be very frustrating. If you a have this problem, there are many ways you can deal with it. If the problem isn’t remedied easily, you should call the local plumbers immediately. Otherwise, you risk causing permanent damage to your sink. That being said, if you do have a clogged sink, here are some easy remedies that may do the trick.
Use a Plunger: To do this, fill the sink with hot water until it is half or a quarter of the way full. Work the plunger up and down until the drain clears.
Use Vinegar and Baking Soda: Put on rubber gloves and use a cup or bowl to take the standing water out of the sink and pour it into a bucket. Push 1 cup of baking soda down the drain with a spatula to make sure it penetrates. Pour 1 cup of vinegar in the drain and use a stopper to make sure it all goes down. Wait five minutes. Run warm water through the drain to see if it has cleared.
The Wet and Dry Vacuum: If you have one of these, it can be a great way to unclog a drain. Set the vacuum to liquids and cover the vent to prevent a mess. Create the tightest seal you can over the drain. Turn the vacuum to its highest setting and hope for the best!
Why Call Local Plumbers
There are other ways to unclog a drain including using a metal hanger or drain snake, but these are invasive methods and can cause further damage if used incorrectly. You need the experience, equipment, and expertise of the professionals.
If none of these methods work, you may want to call a few local plumbers to help you out. We have the tools to do the job safely, quickly and efficiently. We understand that different kinds of drains may need different treatments and we are knowledgeable about various unclogging techniques for bathroom drain cleaning, basement, and utility room drain cleaning and outdoor drain cleaning.
We can also give you advice for preventing damage, maintaining your system and preventing clogs from occurring in the future. These can include:
- Avoiding letting food scraps run down the sink.
- Pouring boiling water down your drains once a week to reduce build up.
- Avoiding putting certain foods in your garbage disposal that will make it jam up.
- Running cold water in your sink while using your garbage disposal.
- Never flush heavy paper products down the drain.
- Using drain stoppers and cleaning them out on a regular basis.
Despite all this maintenance, clogs may still happen. That’s why it’s good to have a trustworthy plumber on hand. It’s not a good idea to try to find a plumber while you are experiencing an emergency situation. It is advisable to look for a trustworthy plumber when you have extra time so that you will be able to call them when an emergency happens.
If you are looking for trustworthy local plumbers, we hope you will call us first. We have the most knowledgeable staff, and we are dedicated to providing quality service at a low price.