Tips on How to Clear a Clogged Waste Pipe
One of the worst experiences with plumbing is to any kind of wastewater that refuses to drain. Some clogs may be nasty but may not be bad enough to warrant calling a plumber. While you may not fancy yourself a plumber, if you have a clogged waste pipe and want to clear it on your own, Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric has some tips that just might make you marvel at your skills.
The following DIY hacks just might be enough to have water flowing freely once again:
- If the kitchen sink is clogged, try pouring a large quantity of boiling water down the drain. For added help, before pouring the water, add a squirt or two of degreasing dish soap like DAWN. Sometimes the very hot water is all that is needed to wash the stopped debris down the line and adding in a soap that breaks grease down can only benefit.
- A plunger is often all that is needed to open a clogged toilet. There are smaller plungers available that are perfect for both kitchen and bathroom sinks.
- Often simple clogs can be opened by pouring baking soda and white vinegar down the drain. Carbon dioxide gas is created when the two mix. It may loosen the clog and clear the line.
- Tub drain lines can get clogged with hair. A simple plastic drain cleaner, sometimes called a hair snake, is often the tool to get the job done.
- Your favorite home repair store should sell a drain snake or auger. This is the perfect DIY plumber’s tool for opening clogged drain lines.
If you need a plumber in Lubbock, Texas and really do not want to do the job yourself, Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric has trained plumbers available to handle any plumbing challenges you may have.