August 2, 2014
With all of the dirt and other stuff that goes down the drain, the inevitable clog is sure to happen. Thankfully, Edmonton plumbing companies like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. are available to clear up the mess.
However, before you pick up that phone and call the experts, you might as well try to at least minimize the problem that the plumber will have to deal with. First, there’s the hot water solution. You may be tempted to go directly to the chemical solution, but water is easier on the pipes than most other solvents.
All it involves is boiling water in a kettle to pour down the drain. Of course, this works best with light clogs that slow the draining of water, and not full-blown blockages. Additionally, don’t get the water too hot – PVC pipes melt at 175 degrees; if you don’t know what type of pipes you have just gone for just the right amount of hot water.
Second, there’s making your own drain cleaner. You’d think it would be better to shop around Edmonton for drain cleaners, but commercial solutions can be too harsh for your pipes. A half-cup each of vinegar and baking soda poured after the other down the drain should clear up most clogs. Leave it for a half-hour then pour in hot water to clear things up.
If that doesn’t unclog it, you’ll need to use more physical solutions like a plunger. Lowes.com has an article on its site on how to properly use one:
If the blockage persists, leave it to the trusty professional. Further home solutions can result in damage to your plumbing.
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