How to Unclog Your Drains Easier and Quicker

June 27, 2022

Follow these guidelines to easily unclog drains in your home with as little mess as possible:

When it comes to cleaning your house, you often have to get your hands dirty to get the result you want. Dusting the furniture or cleaning the stove often is usually messy and cumbersome. Mopping the floors and washing the dishes require time and elbow grease to see a noticeable difference. But there are few household cleaning tasks that inspire the most dread (and get homeowners the dirtiest) is resolving a clogged drain.

Even reading those words made you cringe, didn’t they? There’s no denying that this is an unpleasant task, but luckily, by practicing a few simple tricks, this unpleasant chore can become not only a little more bearable, but quicker to resolve.

Follow these guidelines to easily unclog drains in your home with as little mess as possible:

Baking Soda and Vinegar

You can mix 1/3 cup baking soda with a 1/3 cup vinegar—and what do you get? A simple way to remove a pesky clog. When the mixture fizzes (which should be immediately) pour it down the drain in question. Let the mixture sit in the pipes for an hour before flushing with hot water.

Get a Wire Hanger

Believe it or not, by bending a typical wire hanger that you’d find in your closet, you can unclog a stubborn pipe with speed and ease. Simply straighten the wire as much as possible, then bend one end over to create a small hook. From there, you’ll push past the drain cover and start fishing, gathering whatever is clogging the pipes as you go.

Boil Some Water

Sometimes, unclogging a drain can be as simple as putting a kettle on, boiling water, and slowly pouring it down the pipes. If only everything in life were that easy!

Buy a Wet and Dry Vacuum

If you have a wet and dry vacuum in your home, this is a great way to unclog dirty drain. Just make sure your vacuum is set to liquids before proceeding, and don’t forget to cover up the vent to prevent a large clean-up when you’re done.

Wet Vac

Let’s face it; while there are countless ways homeowners would rather spend their time than cleaning the house, it is a necessary evil. Luckily, there are simple ways to make even the most dreaded tasks, like unclogging your plumbing, much more bearable. For more information on how you can make household chores like these much easier and less time consuming, talk to your experts at JTM Plumbing.  Call us today at 402-203-6193 or email us with your questions.

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