Home Drain Cleaning Methods

Wire Hanger

Using a bent wire hanger to poke the debris can be very effective and hassle free solution.

It can get rid of hairs and other unwelcome material by way of hooking them and pulling out.


Boiling Water

Pouring boiling water helps with clearing greasy substances by melting them away. However, the disadvantage is that the debris might cool off further away and solidify again, posing another threat for a blockage.

Remove, clean pipe and replace

This is applicable for sinks and basins. The S-trap (at the bottom of sink) is detachable and can be removed by unfastening screws at the top end and bottom end of it. Ensure there is dish or bucket to collect water that will spill as you remove. Sink blockages can at times be found within this S-trap, so cleaning it off may help.

Drain cleaning methods using drainage tools

Drain rods are useful and some may keep rods at the house for times like these. Rods are a home accessory useful for cleaning drains.

Other useful tools are most likely to be kept by professional drain cleaners. Tools such as drain snake, drain machine and the like are useful drain tools for cleaning

A plunger is one tool most ignored by home owners. Also, one needs to appreciate that a plunger works with pressure, hence there is need to ensure enough water in the system. Some may give up due to the fact that they do not use enough water.

Salt and baking soda

Kitchen ingredients readily available in homes. Mixing half a cup of table salt with half a cup of baking soda and pouring it down the blocked drain.

After about 10-20 minutes, pour boiling water down. This can be simple solution that even mothers can employ at home without touching any dirt.


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