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Home drains can become clogged or slow for many reasons; such as hair, grease, soap, and such. It can become a stressful problem that makes it difficult to do everyday tasks. Here are 3 natural remedies to boost the life of your home plumbing system, making it easier on you.
An old method that many people go to when they see that their drain is clogged is pour half a cup of salt down into the drain followed by half a cup of baking soda. After you have poured both salt and baking soda, pour half a cup of vinegar over both and let the mixture sit for fifteen minutes. After those fifteen minutes have passed, let hot water or boiling water pour down into the drain over the mixture for three minutes, which should clean out most of the drain. You can repeat the process as many times as necessary.
Another effective method for unclogging your drain is the wire method. All you need is a wire hanger, which you can unwind and straighten out. Make sure you leave a hook so you can scoop out whatever is clogging your drain. You lower the wire until you feel some resistance and push down and up a couple of times, then pull back up with all the debris clogging your drain. This should keep your drain unclogged and good to use for a while.
A plunger can do the job just as well in keeping your home plumbing system working without adding chemicals to the pipes. You simply place a plunger over the drain and pump it a few times, which should unclog your drain effectively. Plungers are relatively inexpensive, depending on the type you get, so this can be a very affordable option to handling a clogged drain.
Many people when they find out that their drains are clogged, go straight to the store to buy Drano, which is very effective in unclogging drains. However, they are also very toxic for both the pipes and people as well. When you pour drano into the drain, the Drano will eat away at the plastic pipes and corrode the metal pipes as well.
If these methods do not help with the draining problem, then you might consider calling a professional, such as Young Plumbing Corporation, who can determine if you need an interior or exterior cleaning to your pipes. They will know exactly how to find where the issue lies and take action from there.