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How To Unclog Your Sink or Shower

Having a clogged drain is a common problem faced by homeowners. Before seeking help from experts, many homeowners try the most economical option possible, doing it themselves. Hair, food debris, grease, and soap residue can build up over time and lead to blockage. Fortunately, there are several techniques that homeowners can use to clear a clogged drain that utilize typical household items.

When it comes to clearing a clog, one of the simplest techniques available involves only one ingredient, water. Filling a pot or kettle with water, bringing it to a boiling point, and pouring it down your drain can be amazingly effective at melting away soap scum or grease that may be contributing to a slow drain or clog.

Another popular drain clearing remedy involves using vinegar and baking soda to clear out a drain. Using an equal portion of baking soda and vinegar, pour the baking soda into the drain and then then follow that with the vinegar. After letting the foamy mixture sit for an hour, pour boiling water down the drain. This same technique also works with a mixture of baking soda and salt.

A plunger can also be used to provide the extra push required to clear a clogged drain. If necessary, add enough water to cover the rubber bell of the plunger before plunging rapidly, several times. When using a plunger for a double sink set-up, be sure to cover the drain on the unclogged side to ensure a good seal.

In many cases, these remedies will work for a clogged drain. If you are still having issues with your sink or shower, reach out to the expert technicians at Affordable Service. We will help you address the underlying cause of your clog and resolve the issue before you know it!

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