Non-Toxic Ways to Clean and Unclog Drains
For many people, a chemical drain cleaner is their go-to solution for dealing with a clogged drain. But while it is easily accessible and convenient, it can also be dangerous if you rely on it too much. Chemical drain cleaners often contain caustic ingredients that can damage your plumbing and be harmful to your health if inhaled.
As your go-to team for drain cleaning in Lake Elsinore, CA, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter shares some non-toxic alternatives for clearing your drains.
Use A Plunger
Before you contact a drain cleaning company to deal with a stubborn clog, try clearing it with a plunger. Plungers are inexpensive and won’t damage your plumbing if used properly. First, plug up any overflow drains, if any, and place the plunger bell over the drain you want to clear. Make sure you make a tight seal, and repeatedly push down on the handle for 20 seconds. Your drain should be cleared when you pull the plunger away.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
To start, boil and pour a pot of water down the drain. Pour a half cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar. Place the drain plug and wait about 15-20 minutes. The baking soda should react to the vinegar, breaking down and clearing the clog. Pour boiling water again to flush any remaining debris.
Snaking a Drain
Drain snaking is an effective technique to address blockages, but it is a task that is best left to a certified plumber. They will insert a flexible cable into the drain, which is then rotated, pushed, and pulled to dislodge the clog. This is especially useful for sink drains, tubs, and outside drains.
Like drain snaking, hydro jetting works best when performed by an experienced professional. It uses a high-pressure hose to generate water at pressure levels up to 10,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). This powerful jet of water scours the inside walls of your pipes, removing any blockages and buildup.
A.M. Plumbing & Rooter offers comprehensive drain cleaning services, ensuring your plumbing system performs optimally. If you need help with dirty or obstructed drains, our expert technicians are only a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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