One of the most commonly used tools for unclogging clogged drains, the plunger, can generally remove the clog if it is not too far from the main drain. The Blocked Drains Essex services are the bests there. Follow these tips to make the plunger more effective:
- Block overflow holes, other drains in adjacent sinks or sinks, or any other openings with damp rags.
- If there is no water already present in the sink, run two to three inches of water over the drain hole. The water helps clear the clog and lets you know if you were successful in removing it.
- Apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly to the edge of the plunger. Petroleum jelly helps create a tighter seal, producing more suction.
Push the plunger handle down hard many times. After doing this for a minute or two, stop to see if the water from the sink or sink goes down the drain. Try repeating it one more time if drainage is still slow. When it clears, run hot water to wash off any remaining clogging particles.
The use of caustic soda
For this tip, consider using rubber gloves and eye protection. Caustic soda (also known as sodium hydroxide) or Saint Mark’s lye can cause nasty chemical burns. So always be careful when handling it. Pour 3/4 liter of cold water into a bucket, then add 3 cups of caustic soda. Stir well with an old wooden spoon. The mixture will then begin to emulsify and heat. Pour into the clogged pipe and leave to act for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse your pipe with boiling water. Repeat if necessary.
Place an empty bucket under the U-pipe (trap) under the sink. The bucket will collect the water which will spill out. Using a plumber’s wrench, loosen the nuts at both ends of the pipe. You will need to be able to complete the operation by hand. When the trap is free, remove it and turn it over, empty the contents into the bucket. You may also need to dig out some debris inside the piping. An old toothbrush is a good idea for removing hard dirt. Rinse the trap with water and replace it.
Salt and baking soda
Mix 1/2 cup of table salt with 1/2 cup of baking soda and pour down the blocked drain. Let it all sit for 10-20 minutes, then pour in boiling water. Salt, baking soda, and boiling water all produce a chemical reaction that should dissolve some of the more persistent wastes.
Nothing could be easier than dishwashing liquid
If your toilet is clogged, pour 1/4 cup of dish soap into a bowl. Then boil some water. Dish soap acts as a lubricant and helps break down grease residue. Run off the washing-up liquid then pour in the hot water.
Baking soda, vinegar, gravity and good pressure
If your shower or tub drain is clogged, mix some baking soda with vinegar. Pour it into your pipe, and then place the cap on it. After 45-60 minutes, fill the tub with water. Then remove the cap. The water pressure should be enough to loosen the blockage that has been loosened by the baking soda and vinegar. You can also try unblocking with an un-blocker or snake drainage in conjunction with the weight of the water.