Drain Unclogging Tip

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Expert Drain Unclogging Tip

This drain unclogging tip article will help you get minor clogs repaired faster than before. Our home plumbing is easy to take for granted yet it’s something we can’t do without in our daily lives. We only usually take notice of it when there is a clog or something else goes wrong with it. And while serious drain clogs will need to be serviced by a professional plumber there are others which can be taken care of yourself. That’s when your handy plunger plays a vital role in your home plumbing maintenance.

While plungers seem to be fairly common sense tools to use here is another drain unclogging tip which can help you get the most out of your efforts and therefore likely help to unclog the minor drain clogs having the issue. First, it’s best to use a plunger that is slightly larger than the drain itself. And the level of water is important to note as too much water means it will splash and no one wants this when unclogging a toilet drain. If it’s too little water there won’t be an effective seal possible. So the best amount of water is just enough to cover the cup of the plunger. So if you need to remove water first you will glad to do so. Just use gloves and a bucket or can to get this done prior to plunging.

Another drain unclogging tip is to stop the drains that are close to the toilet such as the sink or bathtub. This will create more pressure in the toilet drain and help you unclog it more effectively. If you have stoppers for the other drains use them, if not, you can use a wet rag or washcloth and it will still help to a degree. Once you’re ready to plunge it’s all about creating a tight seal. One secret is to use a bit of petroleum jelly on the rim of the plunger to help create the best seal possible.

Here’s another drain unclogging tips. When you’re plunging the toilet do so with a good amount of force for a few seconds and then remove the plunger quickly. The idea is to lift the clog rather than force it down further into the drain in order to clear it. Repeat the process until the clog has been cleared. If there is an item such as a toy or valuable stuck in the drain a common plunger you may need to pick up a 25-foot drain auger otherwise called a plumber’s snake from the hardware store which will penetrate the drain more effectively. Or, you can call a professional plumber who will have the drain clog cleared in no time at all. When you need expert assistance with any toilet repair, maintenance, or installation we are always on call 24-hours with flat-rate upfront pricing that has worked well for more than 25 years. Please give us a call 24/7 today!

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