How To Get Rid Of A Clogged Drain

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If You Have A Clogged Drain, Try These DIY Tricks or Call Us!

Drains play a monumental role in the plumbing system by removing waste and water to the sewer lines. If drains didn’t do that, overflow would quickly happen in the home. Drains also help push the needed cooling liquids around your home through the air conditioning vents and ducts. So if the main water line drain is clogged, it will affect every pipe in the home, including your HVAC unit. That means no cool air! If you notice that your drains are slower to empty or that your Rheem Commercial HVAC unit isn’t blowing as much cool air as it once was, you have a clogged drain or pipe. Using a drain maintainer on your drains once a month helps keep your water lines unblocked. A drain maintainer is one part drain cleaner and eight parts water. While diluted, this drain cleaner is still so powerful it should only be used in a few drops every month to not strip away the metal lining of your pipes. If you need help with a clogged drain in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, Fl, call KRK Enterprises, Inc. at 800-330-7686 or try some of these tricks.

How To Unclog a Drain

  • If you have metal pipes, try pouring boiling water down the clogged drain to melt away the blockage. Don’t use warm water, as that is not strong enough. If you have PVC pipes, don’t use this trick, as boiling water can cause your PVC pipes to loosen.
  • Create a volcano of cleaning products in your drain by pouring baking soda and vinegar down it. The chemical reaction creates a bubbling substance.
  • Use the trusty old plunger! Fill your sink halfway with water- that way you can tell if the plunging is unclogging the drain. If the water is going down like in a toilet, the clog has passed.