Today’s guest post is by Mark Simon.
DIY Projects for getting rid of a Blocked Drain
When you return home after a tiring day, you will be in need of rest and comfort. But your comfort zone will be far from gratifying if you have a Blocked Drain to deal with. Instead, of breaking your head over what has happened, you should know how to clean out the mess.
The DIY techniques that you can surely follow:
- Do ensure that you have a plunger ready. In little less than an hour’s time, the tool will end up unclogging the blockage. In addition to a plunger, at the most you will need a snake. Both the tools are pretty inexpensive.
- So, with a bit of foresight and effort, you will smoothen out the mess. Before using the plunger, check out the situation of the garbage dispenser. See if it is free from the mess because blockage in the garbage disposing system leads to a blocked drain.
- All you need to do is turn and twist the blade of the disposing system. In that way, the system will rid itself of the clog. If you have a wrench, then make sure that it reaches the bottom of the disposing system
- Post this process, use the plunger, and while using the equipment make sure that the opening of the adjoining sink is tightly sealed with a moistened cloth.
- Check the tee shaped wing of the drain, and ensure that it is free from the mess. If the tee finds itself clogged, all you need to do is manually remove the waste
- After all these processes are over, think of inserting the snake. The purpose of insertion is to draw out material plug that may find itself attached to the drainage system.
Get rid of foul-smelling drain, with easy and handy kitchen tips:
Take pre-emptive measures right from the time you observe standing water, either in the bathing tub or at the kitchen sink. There is one more symptom to watch out for. If the passage of water slows down, then that too is a symptom of blocked drain. Instead of wasting your precious time, think of using non-commercial and biodegradable drain opening solutions:
- Use a combination of baking soda and vinegar. The latter with its acidic base creates a condition for a foaming reaction. Mix half a cup of vinegar with an equal measure of eating soda. Make sure that the solution makes its way through the blockage.
- Lemon juice in addition to baking soda also serves as an excellent homemade drain opening solution. You can use a cup full of lemon juice besides that of eating soda for the purpose of removing the blockage.
- Salt, vinegar as well as, borax can also be used for the similar purpose of removing clogs from the faulty drainage system.
One of the most convenient solutions
After returning home, you may need to crack your brain for hitting upon the solution that makes use of a plunger, in addition to a snake. But it does not get easier than using boiling water. Boil water in a kettle, and ensure hot boiling water makes its way through the blocked drain. Don’t pour all water, at the same time. Instead, thrash out the pouring plan, in a couple of stages.
Finally, you must remember that in case you do not have a plunger, the alternative is to use vacuuming equipment, the one that you use for wetting and drying. The latter will serve to create a tight seal over the blocked drain. Then, if you turn on the vacuum, with its power, it will end up drawing the mess that has collected at the drainage system. If all these tips and alternatives fail, then it is imperative to call the blocked drain cleaning specialists to get rid of foul-smelling drains immediately.