Plumbing Emergency Charlotte Advice: Clogged Drains
Of course it’s a fact of life that sometimes a drain will just get clogged up. Whether it’s draining slowly or completely stopped, you need to fix it. Here are some simple tips to unclog drains safely and effectively.
- Invest in a few supplies from the get-go, a plunger, a cable auger and a closet auger. They won’t be very expensive and they will help you out for years to come.
- Don’t use Drano to try to unclog any drains – it’s an extremely caustic chemical and can hurt you when you try to plunge or snake later on.
- Don’t buy an electric auger or a drain jetter. They can cause more problems than they’ll solve and can actually break your pipes.
- Wear safety goggles as you’re clearing a drain so you can avoid splashes and damage to your eyes.
- Try to pull hair out of clogged bathtub drains to see if that will resolve the clog so you can avoid wasted time and energy with plunging.
- When trying to clear a drain, take care not to use too much force or pressure; excess can damage your pipes and fixtures and cost you big money in the long run.
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