Unclogging Tricks from a Local Plumbing Contractor

As a local plumbing contractor, we often get called to fix clogged drains. The reason for that is that most people just aren’t too careful about what they throw down the drain. Kitchen sinks, for example, most often get clogged with organics such as food, grease, and so on. Bathroom sinks, on the other hand, usually get obstructed by hair, dirt and soap residue.

Depending on the nature of the clog, they can be pretty easy to fix. If it’s a small slid object like a toy particle or a piece of jewelry, it can be pulled out with a pair of long pliers. If it’s an accumulated pile of organic materials, however, you can use a chemical drain cleaner. If you choose to avoid calling a local plumbing contractor, then this is what you should do:

  1. Grab a screwdriver, and remove the strainer. Some models can be removed by hand.
  2. If you see anything, reach in and pull it out. If you can’t reach it, use something longer.
  3. Once the biggest parts of the clog are removed, you can flush the rest with hot water. It will help dissolve any grease and food residue.
  4. If all of that fails, grab the plunger, and show that clog who’s the boss!

In case the plunger fails, then that means you have to call a local plumbing contractor or rent some serious plumbing equipment. Also, you can use chemical unclogging agents. They come in three variations:
Caustic cleaning agents. They bind with the substances that clog your drains and dissolve them. Caustic agents are heavier than water and sink to the bottom. This makes them perfect for removing even the most serious clogs.

Oxidizing cleaners. Oxides are more corrosive than bases and are also heavier than water. The special thing about them is the fact that they release heat and gas when reacting with clogs. They contain strong corrosive compounds like bleach, peroxides, nitrates, and so on.

Acidic agents. They contain components that are highly dangerous to your health. That’s why we advise all of our clients to avoid using or even keeping such compounds in their homes.

These are some of the easiest ways to get rid of a clog. If they fail to produce the results you were counting on, then you should call a professional. If you are located in Fort Wayne, IN, then why not give Plumbing Services Inc a call? Reach us at (260) 747-2175!

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